MAJAK Daw is one of six players in total to be dropped for Saturday night's match between North Melbourne and Port Adelaide at Metricon Stadium.
The Kangaroos have omitted three players following last Sunday's woeful loss against Gold Coast, while Ken Hinkley's Power have also cut three following their last-start win over Sydney.
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Daw headlines North's axings, with Paul Ahern and Tom Murphy also cut, replaced by returning skipper Jack Ziebell, Jared Polec and debutant Flynn Perez.
Port has bolstered its line-up in a match it is expected to win, and must do so to remain on top of the ladder.
Veterans Justin Westhoff and Brad Ebert, along with Riley Bonner have made way for impressive midfielder Dan Houston, Steven Motlop and Kane Farrell.
Saturday, September 5
North Melbourne v Port Adelaide, Metricon Stadium, 7.40pm AEST
In: F.Perez, J.Polec, J.Ziebell
Out: M.Daw (omitted), P.Ahern (omitted), T.Murphy (omitted)
New: Flynn Perez
In: D.Houston, S.Motlop, K.Farrell
Out: R.Bonner (omitted), B.Ebert (omitted), J.Westhoff (omitted)