STAR Hawk Jaeger O'Meara is back after a four-game absence to face the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, but out-of-contract captain Ben Stratton will miss again.

Shaun Burgoyne – who will play on for a 20th and final season next year – and Ben McEvoy also return for Hawthorn, while father-son draftee Finn Maginness will make his AFL debut.

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Stratton missed the round 16 clash with St Kilda because of an ankle injury and hasn't been selected again.

O'Meara's recovery from a broken hand is timely, given fellow onballer James Worpel's season-ending AC joint setback last weekend.

Changkuoth Jiath, Josh Morris and Dan Howe have all been omitted.

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Match Previews R17: Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs

Sportsbet's Nathan Brown and Michael Wall preview the game between the Hawks and the Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval

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The Bulldogs recalled ex-Hawks Matt Suckling and Taylor Duryea for the match at Adelaide Oval, replacing dumped pair Sam Lloyd and Will Hayes.

Eddie Betts is back for Carlton's match against Adelaide, which doubles as his former teammate Bryce Gibbs' farewell game.

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Michael Gibbons and Lochie O'Brien round out the Blues' trio of ins, while Gibbs is one of four Crows additions, along with Tom Lynch, Billy Frampton and Jordon Butts.

Last week's Carlton match-winner, Matthew Cottrell, and debutant, Matthew Owies, were both dropped, and Jack Martin also goes out because of a calf injury recurrence.

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Match Previews R17: Carlton v Adelaide

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Veterans Taylor Walker (leg), Daniel Talia (knee) and David Mackay (suspension) are forced outs, but Lachie Murphy was axed.

Lion Grant Birchall and Swan Callum Mills are the key inclusions for Sunday night's contest between Brisbane and Sydney.

Birchall, Mitch Hinge and Cam Ellis-Yolmen are the Lions' inclusions, for injured threesome Jarrod Berry (shoulder), Linc McCarthy (suspension) and Brandon Starcevich (concussion). 

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Match Previews R17: Sydney v Brisbane Lions

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The Swans rested Callum Sinclair and James Rowbottom, while Hayden McLean (calf) and Jordan Dawson (concussion) weren't available.

However, Joel Amartey will play his first senior game, with James Bell and top-five draftee Dylan Stephens the other additions.

Sunday, September 13

Carlton v Adelaide, Metricon Stadium, 1.05pm

In: M.Gibbons, L.O'Brien, E.Betts
Out: M.Cottrell (omitted), J.Martin (calf), M.Owies (omitted)

J.Butts, B.Gibbs, B.Frampton, T.Lynch
L.Murphy (omitted), D.Mackay (suspension), T.Walker (leg), D.Talia (managed)

Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs, Gabba, 3.35pm

J.O'Meara, B.McEvoy, S.Burgoyne, F.Maginness
C.Jiath (omitted), J.Morris (omitted), J.Worpel (AC joint), D.Howe (omitted)
New: Finn Maginness

Western Bulldogs
M.Suckling, T.Duryea
W.Hayes (omitted), S.Lloyd (omitted)

Sydney v Brisbane, Cazalys Stadium, 6.10pm

In: C.Mills, J.Bell, J.Amartey, D.Stephens
Out: H.McLean (calf), J.Dawson (concussion), C.Sinclair (managed), J.Rowbottom (managed)
New: Joel Amartey

In: G.Birchall, M.Hinge, C.Ellis-Yolmen
Out: J.Berry (shoulder), L.McCarthy (Injured), B.Starcevich (Injured)