ADELAIDE has dumped 2017 All-Australian midfielder Matt Crouch but will persist with out-of-sorts former captain Taylor Walker in Sunday's clash with Brisbane at the Gabba. 

The Crows' onball brigade copped a hiding for the second straight week and Crouch's 22 disposals weren't enough to spare him from the axe. 

In Crouch's place comes Myles Poholke, who impressed in the pre-season, while exciting forward Shane McAdam will make his senior debut and recruit Billy Frampton was recalled. 

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Adelaide had already announced Paul Seedsman's omission on Thursday night, with a shoulder injury ruling out Rory Atkins.

The Lions regained All-Australian Dayne Zorko (Achilles) at two-gamer Tom Berry's expense. 

Melbourne didn't play last week, with its scheduled match with Essendon postponed because of Conor McKenna's positive COVID-19 test, but the Demons have still made a selection statement.

They played an intraclub match at the MCG last Sunday instead and have decided to drop veteran Neville Jetta, only weeks after cutting fellow high-profile defender Michael Hibberd. 

Hibberd is back to face Geelong at the MCG in what shapes as an early season-defining game for both clubs. 

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Match Preview: Melbourne v Geelong

Sportsbet's Nathan Brown and Matthew Richardson preview the clash between the Dees and Cats at the MCG

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None of Nathan Jones, Alex Neal-Bullen nor draftee Luke Jackson made their way back – after initially being dropped ahead of the Bombers game – while Harley Bennell's omission was already confirmed.

Mitch Hannan, Aaron vandenBerg, Kysaiah Pickett and Jay Lockhart round out Melbourne's inclusions.

The Cats promoted ruckman Darcy Fort in Rhys Stanley's absence, with Jake Kolodjashnij and Brandan Parfitt also back in.

They managed Harry Taylor and omitted Quinton Narkle.

Unchanged Hawthorn has backed forward recruit Jon Patton to work his way out of his form rut and left Mitch Lewis waiting to play his first game of season 2020.

The Hawks' opponent North Melbourne was more ruthless, axing Mason Wood after two goalless games and defensive stalwart Jamie Macmillan.

Ex-Giants Aiden Bonar and Paul Ahern also lost their spots at the Roos, who regained Ben Cunnington (back) and Marley Williams and will blood Jack Mahony and Tristan Xerri.

Friday, June 26

Greater Western Sydney v Collingwood, Giants Stadium, 7.50pm AEST

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
In: J.Kelly, T.Greene, S.Mumford, T.Green
Out: D.Lloyd (omitted), S.Jacobs (omitted), J.Caldwell (omitted), Z.Langdon (omitted)

COLLINGWOOD
In: 
M.Cox
Out:
 D.Cameron (omitted)

Saturday, June 27

Port Adelaide v West Coast, Metricon Stadium, 1.45pm AEST

PORT ADELAIDE
In: 
K.Farrell
Out: 
X.Duursma (hamstring)

WEST COAST
In: 
J.McGovern, T.Hickey, T.Cole, J.Jones
Out: 
J.Rotham (omitted), W.Schofield (omitted), J.Petruccelle (omitted), O.Allen (omitted)

New: Jamaine Jones

St Kilda v Richmond, Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST

ST KILDA
In:
 J.Battle
Out: N.Hind (omitted)

RICHMOND
In: 
K.McIntosh, D.Martin, T.Nankervis, L.Baker
Out: 
M.Pickett (omitted), J.Graham (omitted), I.Soldo (omitted), D.Rioli (omitted)

Essendon v Carlton, MCG, 7.40pm AEST

ESSENDON
In: 
M.Gleeson, O.Fantasia
Out: 
D.Heppell (ankle), M.Guelfi (omitted)

CARLTON
In: 
S.Philp
Out: 
H.McKay (bruised ribs)

New: Sam Philp

Gold Coast v Fremantle, Metricon Stadium, 7.40pm AEST

GOLD COAST
No changes

FREMANTLE
In: 
S.Hill, C.Serong
Out: 
B.Cox (hip), S.Sturt (ankle)

New: Caleb Serong

Sunday, Jun 28

Brisbane v Adelaide, Gabba, 1.05pm AEST

BRISBANE
In:
 D.Zorko
Out: T.Berry

ADELAIDE
In: M.Poholke, B.Frampton, S.McAdam
Out:
M.Crouch (omitted), P.Seedsman (omitted), R.Atkins (shoulder)

New: Shane McAdam

Melbourne v Geelong, MCG, 3.35pm AEST

MELBOURNE
In: M.Hannan, A.vandenBerg, M.Hibberd, K.Pickett, J.Lockhart
Out: N.Jetta (omitted), N.Jones (omitted), A.Neal-Bullen (omitted), L.Jackson (omitted), H.Bennell (omitted)

GEELONG
In: J.Kolodjashnij, D.Fort, B.Parfitt
Out: H.Taylor (managed), R.Stanley (knee), Q.Narkle (omitted)

Hawthorn v North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium, 6.10pm AEST

HAWTHORN
No changes

NORTH MELBOURNE
In: 
B.Cunnington, M.Williams, J.Mahony, T.Xerri
Out: 
M.Wood (omitted), A.Bonar (omitted), P.Ahern (omitted), J.Macmillan (omitted)

New: Jack Mahony, Tristan Xerri