RICHMOND has axed premiership player Shai Bolton, with the speedy Tiger among four changes for their clash with Melbourne on Sunday.
The Tigers confirmed on Friday their line-up for their MCG clash, with Bolton, who featured in last year's Grand Final win over Greater Western Sydney, omitted alongside Sydney Stack and Jack Ross.
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David Astbury will miss at least the next four weeks with a knee injury, with Noah Balta, Daniel Rioli, Mabior Chol and debutant Jake Aarts coming in.
The Demons will enter the clash unchanged from the side that was defeated by Geelong last week.
In the other Sunday games, the Giants have brought in Lachie Keefe and Daniel Lloyd for injured pair Zac Williams and Sam Taylor, while Phil Davis has been named to take on Hawthorn at Giants Stadium.
Callan Ward was withdrawn on Saturday with soreness, with former Docker Tommy Sheridan to replace him.
Former Giant Jonathon Patton won’t return to face his former club, but the Hawks will blood first-gamer Harry Jones for the clash.
As expected the Crows have turned to experience, recalling dumped midfielder Matt Crouch and senior defender Kyle Hartigan for the contest with the also winless Fremantle.
Ruckman Sean Darcy and forward Sam Sturt are in for the Dockers, with Brandon Matera omitted alongside their injured skipper Nat Fyfe.
Friday, July 3
Collingwood v Essendon, MCG, 7.50pm AEST
In: M.Scharenberg, T.Varcoe, A.Treloar
Out: J.Howe (knee), J.Noble (omitted), S.Sidebottom (suspension)
In: A.Phillips, M.Hibberd, J.Laverde
Out: A.Francis (back), Z.Merrett (suspension), T.Bellchambers (managed)
New: Andrew Phillips, Mitch Hibberd
Saturday, July 4
West Coast v Sydney, Metricon Stadium, 1.45pm AEST
In: J.Nelson, J.McGovern, J.Waterman, O.Allen
Out: L.Jetta (omitted), T.Hickey (omitted), W.Schofield (suspension), J.Brander (hip)
In: L.Melican, S.Gray, C.O'Riordan, R.Clarke
Out: L.Taylor (omitted), R.Fox (omitted), C.Sinclair (knee), S.Naismith (knee)
Geelong v Gold Coast, GMHBA Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
In: H.Taylor, Q.Narkle
Out: T.Stewart (collarbone), T.Atkins (ribs)
Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium, 7.40pm AEST
In: J.Schache, E.Wood, L.Jong
Out: A.Naughton (ankle), L.Butler (omitted), S.Lloyd (collarbone)
In: B.Cunnington, J.Macmillan
Out: J.Ziebell (hamstring), P.Ahern (omitted)
Brisbane v Port Adelaide, Gabba, 7.40pm AEST
In: S.Martin, T.Berry
Out: D.Zorko (calf), A.Smith (omitted)
Sunday, July 5
Adelaide v Fremantle, Metricon Stadium, 1.05pm AEST
In: M.Crouch, K.Hartigan
Out: F.McAsey (omitted), E.Himmelberg (omitted)
In: S.Darcy, S.Sturt
Out: N.Fyfe (hamstring), B.Matera (omitted)
Melbourne v Richmond, MCG, 3.35pm AEST
In: N.Balta, J.Aarts, D.Rioli, M.Chol
Out: S.Stack (omitted), J.Ross (omitted), S.Bolton (omitted), D.Astbury (knee)
New: Jake Aarts
Greater Western Sydney v Hawthorn, Giants Stadium, 6.10pm AEST
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
In: L.Keeffe, D.Lloyd, T.Sheridan
Out: S.Taylor (back), Z.Williams (hamstring), C.Ward (soreness)
In: H.Jones, P.Puopolo
Out: L.Breust (jaw), O.Hanrahan (omitted)
New: Harry Jones