PREMIERSHIP stars Jordan Lewis and Grant Birchall have been left out of Hawthorn's final team for Saturday night's clash with North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.
Lewis' withdrawal from Hawthorn's final squad of 24 comes after he had scans on his calf this week when he experienced tightness at training.
Hawthorn football boss Chris Fagan said at the time that the club would take no risks with Lewis, who played in the first two rounds of the NAB Challenge, confident that if he did not play against North he would still be fit for round one.
Birchall also played the Hawks' first two pre-season games, while the club's other omission ahead of Saturday night's game was Brendan Whitecross.
North cut Ryan Clarke, Aaron Mullett and Mason Wood from its final squad, but was boosted by the news coach Brad Scott would take his spot in the Roos coach's box after overcoming a bout of gastro.
Scott missed a scheduled press conference on Friday because of his illness, but is understood to have recovered in time for Saturday night's game.
HAWTHORN v NORTH MELBOURNE
Etihad Stadium, 7.10pm AEDT, March 12
Out: Jordan Lewis, Brendan Whitecross, Grant Birchall
Out: Ryan Clarke, Aaron Mullett, Mason Wood
4. Billy Hartung, 5. Sam Mitchell, 6. Josh Gibson, 7. Ben McEvoy, 8. Taylor Duryea, 9. Shaun Burgoyne, 10. Bradley Hill, 12. James Frawley, 13. Jonathan O'Rourke, 15. Luke Hodge, 16. Isaac Smith, 17. Angus Litherland, 18. Jonathon Ceglar, 19. Jack Gunston, 21. James Sicily, 22. Luke Breust, 24. Ben Stratton, 25. Ryan Schoenmakers, 26. Liam Shiels, 28. Paul Puopolo, 30. Kaiden Brand, 33. Cyril Rioli, 37. Blake Hardwick, 41. Daniel Howe
Notable absentees: Will Langford, Jarryd Roughead, Matt Spangher, Jack Fitzpatrick, Grant Birchall, Jordan Lewis, Brendan Whitecross
3. Jed Anderson, 5. Ben Jacobs, 6. Lachlan Hansen, 7. Jack Ziebell, 8. Daniel Wells, 9. Andrew Swallow, 10. Ben Cunnington, 11. Michael Firrito, 12. Lindsay Thomas, 13. Ryan Clarke, 15. Nick Dal Santo, 16. Scott D. Thompson, 18. Shaun Atley, 19. Sam Wright, 20. Drew Petrie, 21. Luke McDonald, 22. Todd Goldstein, 27. Taylor Garner, 29. Brent Harvey, 30. Jarrad Waite, 34. Jamie Macmillan, 35. Aaron Black, 36. Joel Tippett, 43. Sam Gibson, 50. Ben Brown
Notable absentees: Trent Dumont, Robbie Tarrant, Brad McKenzie, Shaun Higgins
FREMANTLE skipper David Mundy and star recruit Harley Bennell have been named to play their first games of the NAB Challenge in the Dockers' final match of the pre-season against Geelong at Domain Stadium.
The Dockers have left out youngsters Ed Langdon and Brady Grey along with key defender Alex Silvagni.
Fremantle has only named 24 players despite the AFL's heat policy allowing them to have 26 for a game that will be played in 32-plus degree heat.
Geelong has omitted Jed Bews, George Horlin-Smith and Michael Luxford. Harry Taylor will captain the Cats in their final NAB Challenge clash.
FREMANTLE v GEELONG
Saturday March 12, 1.10pm AWST at Domain Stadium
Out: Ed Langdon, Brady Grey, Alex Silvagni
Out: Jed Bews, George Horlin-Smith, Michael Luxford
1. Hayden Ballantyne, 3. Zac Dawson, 4. Harley Bennell, 5. Garrick Ibbotson, 6. Danyle Pearce, 7. Nat Fyfe, 8. Nick Suban, 10. Michael Walters, 11. Tommy Sheridan, 12. Jonathon Griffin, 13. Tendai Mzungu, 14. Lachie Weller, 16. David Mundy, 20. Matt Taberner, 21. Michael Barlow, 23. Chris Mayne, 26. Ed Langdon, 27. Lachie Neale, 28. Brady Grey, 29. Matthew Pavlich, 30. Zac Clarke, 32. Stephen Hill, 33. Cameron Sutcliffe, 34. Lee Spurr, 36. Alex Silvagni, 37. Michael Johnson, 46. Clancee Pearce
Notable absentees: Anthony Morabito, Aaron Sandilands, Matt de Boer
1. Rhys Stanley, 3. Jimmy Bartel, 4. Andrew Mackie, 5. Nakia Cockatoo, 6. Lincoln McCarthy, 7. Harry Taylor, 8. Jake Kolodjashnij, 9. Zac Smith, 11. Darcy Lang, 13. Tom Lonergan, 18. Josh Cowan, 21. Jordan Murdoch, 22. Mitch Duncan, 23. Josh Caddy, 25. Lachie Henderson, 26. Tom Hawkins, 28. Cory Gregson, 29. Cameron Guthrie, 30. Nathan Vardy, 32. Steven Motlop, 35. Patrick Dangerfield, 36. Tom Ruggles, 39. Shane Kersten, 46. Mark Blicavs
Notable absentees: Joel Selwood, Scott Selwood, Daniel Menzel, Corey Enright
COLLINGWOOD recruit Adam Treloar will play in the senior team for the first time against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The former GWS player made his debut in the black and white for the Magpies' VFL team last Sunday, playing three-quarters of the game against Werribee.
Levi Greenwood, Alan Toovey and Adam Oxley are all out for the Pies.
Will Minson is missing for the Western Bulldogs. He strained a hamstring last Thursday and is in doubt for round one against Fremantle at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, March 27.
The Dogs' ruck trio of Minson, Tom Campbell and Jordan Roughead had a combined 26 hit-outs in last week's game against Melbourne. Demon Max Gawn alone had 46 hit-outs.
Nathan Hrovat, Jordan Roughead and Fletcher Roberts will miss the Dogs' final pre-season game.
Collingwood v Western Bulldogs
Saturday March 12, 1.10pm AEDT at Etihad Stadium
Out: Levi Greenwood, Alan Toovey, Adam Oxley
Out: Nathan Hrovat, Fletcher Roberts, Jordan Roughead
1. Alex Fasolo, 2. Jordan De Goey, 3. Brent Macaffer, 7. Adam Treloar, 8. Tom Langdon, 10. Scott Pendlebury, 11. Jarryd Blair, 13. Taylor Adams, 14. James Aish, 15. Jarrod Witts, 16. Nathan Brown, 17. Jonathon Marsh, 18. Travis Varcoe, 22. Steele Sidebottom, 25. Jack Crisp, 26. Marley Williams, 28. Ben Sinclair, 30. Darcy Moore, 31. Jackson Ramsay, 32. Travis Cloke, 36. Dane Swan, 37. Brayden Maynard, 44. Corey Gault, 45. Jack Frost
Notable absentees: Brodie Grundy, Matt Scharenberg, Jamie Elliott, Ben Reid
1. Matt Suckling, 2. Robert Murphy, 3. Mitch Wallis, 4. Marcus Bontempelli, 5. Matthew Boyd, 6. Luke Dahlhaus, 7. Lachie Hunter, 9. Jake Stringer, 10. Easton Wood, 11. Jack Macrae, 15. Tom Campbell, 16. Toby McLean, 17. Tom Boyd, 21. Tom Liberatore, 24. Shane Biggs, 25. Koby Stevens, 32. Kieran Collins, 33. Marcus Adams, 35. Caleb Daniel, 38. Dale Morris, 39. Jason Johannisen, 42. Liam Picken, 43. Jack Redpath, 46. Lin Jong
Notable absentees: Jed Adcock, Will Minson, Tory Dickson, Mitch Honeychurch