COULD Damien Hardwick or Chris Scott be possibly plotting a bombshell at the selection table this week?

Although it seems highly unlikely, it's certainly not out of the realms of possibility given Hardwick shocked everyone last year and named debutant Marlion Pickett in the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

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As for Scott, he has earned himself a reputation as king of the 'late change' over the years due to his last-minute shuffling ahead of the final teams on gameday.

So what's about to happen when the teams are announced on Friday, at 6.20pm AEDT? Gun reporter Riley Beveridge makes the call.

RICHMOND

B: Nathan Broad, Dylan Grimes, Noah Balta
HB:
Liam Baker, Nick Vlastuin, Bachar Houli
C:
Kamdyn McIntosh, Dion Prestia, Marlion Pickett
HF:
Jack Graham, Tom Lynch, Dustin Martin
F:
Jason Castagna, Jack Riewoldt, Shai Bolton
FOLL:
Toby Nankervis, Shane Edwards, Trent Cotchin
I/C:
David Astbury, Jayden Short, Daniel Rioli, Kane Lambert
EMG:
Oleg Markov, Josh Caddy, Mabior Chol, Jake Aarts 

NO CHANGE

The heartbreak story at Richmond will revolve around Aarts, who will likely miss his opportunity for a maiden premiership despite 14 impressive games this season. Chol, who has featured 11 times, will also likely be an emergency with Astbury set to support Nankervis as the second ruckman. Caddy, who has played eight games this year after dealing with a hamstring injury, has struggled to reclaim his place in the side and is very unlikely to vie for a third flag. Of any, Caddy appears the most likely to be on standby for a late inclusion. However, despite being involved in the 2017 and 2019 premiership teams, he remains an outside chance. Expect an unchanged team. But then again, this is Damien Hardwick in Grand Final week, so expect the unexpected. He did blood a debutant last year.

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GEELONG

B: Jack Henry, Harry Taylor, Jake Kolodjashnij
HB:
Lachie Henderson, Mark Blicavs, Tom Stewart
C:
Mitch Duncan, Joel Selwood, Sam Menegola
HF:
Luke Dahlhaus, Gary Rohan, Gryan Miers
F:
Gary Ablett, Tom Hawkins, Sam Simpson
FOLL:
Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Cam Guthrie
I/C:
Mark O'Connor, Brandan Parfitt, Zach Tuohy, Jed Bews
EMG:
Tom Atkins, Zach Guthrie, Esava Ratugolea, Bradley Close

NO CHANGE

Don't expect any surprises at Geelong, although Ratugolea was recalled the last time it faced Richmond. After 12 games this year, the young ruckman can consider himself unlucky to not already be in the side. He will be on standby for Hawkins, who missed training on Tuesday with illness, but the Coleman medallist isn't expected to miss. After an unchanged team swept aside the Lions last weekend, expect the Cats to take the same 22 into this season's decider. Geelong loves the rugged physicality of Atkins, but he is also a long-shot to be recalled after 12 games this season. Simpson replaced him earlier in the finals series and has performed well, while Dahlhaus and Miers are also ahead of him in the pecking order. Experienced midfielder Jack Steven is doing all he can to return from a hamstring injury, but would be unlikely to earn a recall even should he be deemed fit after missing the entire finals series so far.

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