LEON Cameron has lost patience in his malfunctioning Giants, dropping five players as last year's Grand Finalists attempt to respond from last week's stunning defeat to the Swans at Optus Stadium.
Key forward Jeremy Finlayson is the headline omission, with veteran ruckman Sam Jacobs also axed along with youngsters Lachie Ash, Zac Langdon and Xavier O'Halloran. Last week's debutant Tom Hutchesson goes out of the team due to a hamstring injury.
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Superstar forward Toby Greene returns from a hamstring problem to bolster Greater Western Sydney against premiership contenders West Coast, with veteran ruckman Shane Mumford included to battle against the in-form Nic Naitanui.
Debutant Jake Riccardi, as well as Daniel Lloyd, Adam Kennedy and Bobby Hill are among the six inclusions.
West Coast makes two changes of its own, with important defender Liam Duggan named alongside debutant Xavier O'Neill.
The Eagles lose Jack Redden to an adductor injury, while Elliot Yeo remains sidelined due to a groin problem. Brayden Ainsworth has been dropped.
Geelong has been forced into five changes ahead of its clash with Adelaide, with experienced trio Joel Selwood (general soreness), Zach Tuohy (knee) and Harry Taylor (managed) all going out of the side.
Experienced recruits Jack Steven and Luke Dahlhaus, as well as promising young trio Jordan Clark, Esava Ratugolea and Brad Close, are among the inclusions.
Jordon Butts has been named for his AFL debut among four changes for the winless Adelaide, but experienced defender Daniel Talia is out with knee soreness.
Brisbane regains former No.1 pick Cam Rayner from a hamstring injury for Sunday's pivotal clash with fellow top-four challengers St Kilda, while former 199cm basketballer Tom Fullarton will make his AFL debut.
Jake Carlisle and Dean Kent return for St Kilda, but promising young midfielder Hunter Clark has been managed while Jack Lonie has been dropped.
Sunday, August 23
Adelaide v Geelong, Adelaide Oval, 12.35pm ACST
In: J.Butts, D.Fogarty, C.Jones, B.Crocker
Out: P.Seedsman (omitted), F.McAsey (omitted), D.Talia (knee), A.McPherson (hamstring)
New: Jordon Butts
In: J.Clark, J.Steven, L.Dahlhaus, B.Close, E.Ratugolea
Out: L.Fogarty (omitted), Z.Tuohy (knee), J.Selwood (general soreness), S.Simpson (hamstring), H.Taylor (managed)
Brisbane v St Kilda, Gabba, 3.35pm AEST
In: C.Rayner, T.Fullarton
Out: R.Mathieson (omitted), M.Eagles (omitted)
New: Tom Fullarton
In: J.Carlisle, D.Kent
Out: H.Clark (managed), J.Lonie (omitted)
West Coast v Greater Western Sydney, Optus Stadium, 4.10pm AWST
In: L.Duggan, X.O'Neill
Out: J.Redden (adductor), B.Ainsworth (omitted)
New: Xavier O'Neill
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
In: A.Kennedy, T.Greene, D.Lloyd, J.Riccardi, S.Mumford, B.Hill
Out: L.Ash (omitted), Z.Langdon (omitted), X.O'Halloran (omitted), S.Jacobs (omitted), J.Finlayson (omitted), T.Hutchesson (hamstring)
New: Jake Riccardi