COLLINGWOOD has dumped three players following its shock loss to Fremantle.
Chris Mayne, Mark Keane and Darcy Cameron have all been omitted by the Pies, while Travis Varcoe is out for personal reasons.
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Trey Ruscoe, pick No.55 in last year's NAB AFL Draft, comes in for his debut, joined by veteran Ben Reid, Jordan Roughead and Callum Brown. It means there is still no room for the out-of-favour Mason Cox.
@ AFL players in hubs: remember to call your mum once in a while.— Collingwood FC (@CollingwoodFC) August 5, 2020
?? The moment Trey Ruscoe called his mum to let her know some news. pic.twitter.com/8fxmpoHB52
The host of changes come amid a period where the Pies play four games in 13 days.
Sydney has also made four changes for the Thursday night clash at the Gabba, with Ryan Clarke, Lewis Taylor, Nick Blakey and Sam Gray going out of the side.
Sam Wicks (a small forward out of the Swans' Academy) comes into the team for his AFL debut, as well as first-round draft pick Dylan Stephens and defensive duo Jackson Thurlow and Lewis Melican.
St Kilda has included Ben Long following his suspension, while Dean Kent also returns.
Matthew Parker and Shane Savage have been omitted for the Saints.
Gold Coast has left out Pearce Hanley and Darcy MacPherson for the clash at Metricon Stadium, with Sean Lemmens and debutant Jeremy Sharp set to play.
Thursday, August 6
Collingwood v Sydney, Gabba, 5.40pm AEST
In: J.Roughead, C.Brown, B.Reid, T.Ruscoe
Out: T.Varcoe (Omitted), M.Keane (Omitted), C.Mayne (Omitted), D.Cameron (Omitted)
New: Trey Ruscoe
In: D.Stephens, J.Thurlow, L.Melican, S.Wicks
Out: R.Clarke (Omitted), L.Taylor (Omitted), N.Blakey (Omitted), S.Gray (Omitted)
New: Sam Wicks
Gold Coast v St Kilda, Metricon Stadium, 8.10pm AEST
In: S.Lemmens, J.Sharp
Out: P.Hanley (Omitted), D.MacPherson (Omitted)
New: Jeremy Sharp
In: B.Long, D.Kent
Out: M.Parker (Omitted), S.Savage (Omitted)