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Final teams: Essendon v Richmond

Dustin Martin has been confirmed for the Tigers' JLT opener - AFL,JLT Series,Essendon Bombers,Richmond Tigers
Dustin Martin has been confirmed for the Tigers' JLT opener

RICHMOND’S stars and Essendon’s key recruits are confirmed starters for Saturday’s JLT Community Series clash at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta. 

The Tigers named Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin, skipper Trent Cotchin, All Australian Alex Rance and star forward Jack Riewoldt in their final team, submitted 90 minutes before the 4.35pm AEDT bounce.

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Omitted from the premiers’ line-up were Anthony Miles, Sam Lloyd, Callum Moore and Ivan Soldo, who all played a scratch match with the VFL Tigers on Saturday morning.

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Essendon, meanwhile, has named recruits Jake Stringer, Devon Smith and Adam Saad, omitting Jordan Houlahan, Matt Guelfi, Dylan Clarke and Ben McNiece.

Essendon v Richmond at Norm Minns Oval (Wangaratta), 4.35pm AEDT


B: A.McGrath 1, M.Brown 28, P.Ambrose 29
HB: A.Saad 42, M.Hartley 36, C.McKenna 45
C: M.Gleeson 8, Z.Merrett 7, D.Parish 3
HF: A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 43, S.Draper 38, D.Zaharakis 11
F: D.Smith 5, J.Daniher 6, S.McKernan 44
Foll: M.Leuenberger 22, J.Begley 16, J.Long 34
I/C: M.Baguley 12, D.Heppell 21 (c), M.Dea 49, K.Langford 4, B.Goddard 9, J.Green 15, J.Stringer 25, J.Merrett 20

Notable absentees: Michael Hurley, Tom Bellchambers, Orazio Fantasia, Cale Hooker, Aaron Francis, David Myers


B: A.Rance 18, D.Astbury 12, D.Grimes 2
HB: N.Vlastuin 1, B.Houli 14, B.Ellis 5
C: S.Grigg 6, S.Edwards 10, T.Cotchin 9 (c)
HF: J.Castagna 11, J.Graham 34, C.Ellis 32
F: J.Riewoldt 8, J.Caddy 22, D.Butler 7
Foll: T.Nankervis 25, K.Lambert 23, D.Martin 4
I/C: R.Conca 30, S.Bolton 29, J.Townsend 21, K.McIntosh 33, J.Short 15, R.Garthwaite 42, J.Higgins 28, M.Chol 41

Notable absentees: Dion Prestia, Daniel Rioli, Nathan Broad