Thursday night teams: Pies v Dons
Friday night teams: Hawks v Cats
INSPIRATIONAL skipper Robert Murphy has been named in the Western Bulldogs' side for its JLT Community Series clash with Melbourne at the Whitten Oval on Saturday evening.
Murphy, who missed the Bulldogs' premiership triumph after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in round three last season, will be joined by former Collingwood spearhead Travis Cloke in the squad.
Veteran Matthew Boyd, Grand Final hero Tom Boyd and highly rated young ruckman Tim English will also play for the Dogs, alongside the returning Stewart Crameri.
Marcus Bontempelli and Easton Wood have been left out of the squad.
Demons fans will be able to enjoy watching marquee recruit Jordan Lewis who will take the field for his new club for the first time.
Lewis, sensationally traded from Hawthorn in the off-season, is part of a strong-looking Melbourne squad for the match, which will also include the returning Jake Melksham.
Star Sydney midfielder Luke Parker has been cleared to play against North Melbourne in Coffs Harbour on Sunday after recovering from knee surgery in December.
Parker had arthroscopic surgery to fix a posterior cruciate ligament problem he sustained in the Swans' preliminary final victory over Geelong last year.
Sam Reid, Josh Kennedy, Dan Hannebery, Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills, Kurt Tippett have been picked in the Swans' team. Highly rated young draftee Oliver Florent is also in, while defender Michael Talia has been named.
The Swans will be without Kieren Jack, Jarrad McVeigh, Lance Franklin and Dane Rampe for the trip.
Scott Thompson, Sam Wright, Todd Goldstein, Robbie Tarrant, Majak Daw, Ben Brown, Ben Jacobs and Jed Anderson (recovering from a long-term shoulder injury) have all been left out of North Melbourne's squad.
However, former Magpie Marley Williams will make an appearance for the Roos.
Top draft picks Tim Taranto and Hugh McCluggage have been named to make their debuts for Greater Western Sydney and the Brisbane Lions respectively.
Taranto, pick No. 2 in last year's draft, and McCluggage, pick No.3, join fellow top-three draft pick Andrew McGrath (Essendon) in playing their first game for their respective sides.
Taranto, a contested-ball winning midfielder, will join fellow top draft picks Will Setterfield and Harry Perryman, as well as former Docker Tendai Mzungu in the Giants' team to face West Coast on Saturday.
The Eagles will be without Sam Mitchell, Drew Petrie, Matt Priddis, Luke Shuey, Josh Kennedy, Mark LeCras and Jack Darling for their trip to Narrandera. However, former Cat Nathan Vardy has been pencilled in to play his maiden pre-season game for his new club.
McCluggage, a smooth-moving goalkicking onballer, has been named alongside ex-Magpie Jack Frost in the Lions' line-up to take on Gold Coast at Broadbeach.
Dayne Beams and Allen Christensen are the notable absentees for the Lions, although Tom Rockliff has been named to play.
Gold Coast's team will include luckless midfielder David Swallow and former Fremantle midfielder Michael Barlow. Top draft picks Ben Ainsworth, Jack Bowes and Will Brodie have also been included in the Suns' squad.
Former Lion Pearce Hanley will face off against his old team for the first time, while ex-Pie Jarrod Witts will have a chance to cement the No.1 ruck spot after impressing in the pre-season.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Greater Western Sydney v West Coast
Narrandera Sports Ground, 2.05pm AEDT
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
8. Callan Ward, 10. Devon Smith, 11. Will Setterfield, 12. Jonathon Patton, 13. Isaac Cumming, 14. Tim Taranto, 15. Matthew Kennedy, 16. Nathan Wilson, 18. Jeremy Cameron, 19. Nick Haynes, 20. Adam Tomlinson, 21. Matthew Buntine, 22. Josh Kelly, 25. Tendai Mzungu, 26. Dawson Simpson, 27. Harrison Himmelberg, 28. Zach Sproule, 29. Zac Williams, 30. Matthew Flynn, 31. Jeremy Finlayson, 33. Lachlan Tiziani, 35. Aidan Corr, 36. Harry Perryman, 37. Rory Lobb, 38. Daniel Lloyd, 39. Tim Mohr, 42. Jake Stein, 44. Tom Downie, 50. Sam Reid
Notable absentees: Phil Davis, Stephen Coniglio, Toby Greene, Tom Scully, Dylan Shiel, Steve Johnson, Heath Shaw, Brett Deledio, Ryan Griffen, Shane Mumford
4. Dom Sheed, 5. Brad Sheppard, 6. Elliot Yeo, 7. Chris Masten, 8. Jack Redden, 10. Tom Lamb, 12. Sharrod Wellingham, 15. Jamie Cripps, 16. Eric Mackenzie, 19. Nathan Vardy, 23. Lewis Jetta, 24. Luke Partington, 28. Tom Cole, 30. Jackson Nelson, 31. Will Schofield, 33. Josh Hill, 34. Mark Hutchings, 35. Josh Rotham, 36. Fraser McInnes, 37. Tom Barrass, 38. Kurt Mutimer, 39. Malcom Karpany, 40. Tom Gorter, 41. Jordan Snadden, 42. Tarir Bayok, 43. Matthew Allen, 45. Jake Waterman, 46. Paddy Brophy, 47. Francis Watson
Notable absentees: Sam Mitchell, Drew Petrie, Matt Priddis, Luke Shuey, Josh Kennedy, Mark LeCras, Jack Darling
Western Bulldogs v Melbourne
Whitten Oval, 4.40pm AEDT
2. Robert Murphy, 5. Matthew Boyd, 6. Luke Dahlhaus, 7. Lachlan Hunter, 8. Stewart Crameri, 9. Jake Stringer, 11. Jackson Macrae, 12. Zaine Cordy, 13. Travis Cloke, 15. Tom Campbell, 16. Toby Mclean, 17. Tom Boyd, 18. Fletcher Roberts, 19. Lukas Webb, 20. Josh Dunkley, 21. Tom Liberatore, 22. Mitch Honeychurch, 23. Jordan Roughead, 24. Shane Biggs, 25. Marcus Adams, 26. Declan Hamilton, 31. Bailey Dale, 32. Kieran Collins, 35. Caleb Daniel, 36. Brad Lynch, 38. Dale Morris, 39. Jason Johannisen, 44. Tim English, 46. Lin Jong
Notable absentees: Mitch Wallis, Marcus Bontempelli, Easton Wood, Clay Smith, Liam Picken, Matthew Suckling
1. Jesse Hogan, 2. Nathan Jones, 3. Christian Salem, 5. Christian Petracca, 6. Jordan Lewis, 7. Jack Viney, 9. Jack Trengove, 10. Angus Brayshaw, 11. Max Gawn, 13. Clayton Oliver, 15. Billy Stretch, 18. Jake Melksham, 20. Colin Garland, 22. Aaron vandenBerg, 23. Bernie Vince, 24. Jay Kennedy-Harris, 25. Tom McDonald, 26. Sam Weideman, 28. Oscar McDonald, 29. Jayden Hunt, 30. Alex Neal-Bullen, 32. Tomas Bugg, 33. Jake Spencer, 36. Jeff Garlett, 37. Dion Johnstone, 42. Josh Wagner, 43. James Harmes, 44. Joel Smith
Notable absentees: Michael Hibberd, Dean Kent, Sam Frost, Neville Jetta
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Sydney v North Melbourne
Coffs International Stadium, 2.05pm AEDT
4. Daniel Hannebery, 5. Isaac Heeney, 6. Jordan Foote, 7. Harry Cunningham, 8. Kurt Tippett, 10. Zak Jones, 12. Josh Kennedy, 13. Oliver Florent, 14. Callum Mills, 17. Darcy Cameron, 19. Shaun Edwards, 20. Sam Reid, 21. Jack Maibaum, 25. Ben Ronke, 26. Luke Parker, 27. Daniel Robinson, 28. Nic Newman, 29. George Hewett, 30. Tyrone Leonardis, 31. Harrison Marsh, 32. Michael Talia, 33. Brandon Jack, 38. Colin O'Riordan, 40. Nick Smith, 42. Robbie Fox, 43. Lewis Melican, 44. Jake Lloyd, 45. Sam Fisher, 46. Sam Murray
Notable absentees: Jarrad McVeigh, Kieren Jack, Lance Franklin, Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Aliir Aliir
2. Marley Williams, 4. Shaun Higgins, 6. Lachlan Hansen, 7. Jack Ziebell, 8. Nathan Hrovat, 9. Andrew Swallow, 10. Ben Cunnington, 11. Luke McDonald, 12. Lindsay Thomas, 13. Ryan Clarke, 14. Trent Dumont, 18. Shaun Atley, 23. Ben McKay, 24. Sam Durdin, 28. Kayne Turner, 30. Jarrad Waite, 31. Braydon Preuss, 32. Mason Wood, 33. Ed Vickers-Willis, 34. Jamie Macmillan, 35. Declan Watson, 37. Will Fordham, 39. Mitch Hibberd, 40. Nick Larkey, 41. Corey Wagner, 42. Declan Mountford, 43. Sam Gibson, 44. Cameron Zurhaar, 46. Matthew Taylor
Notable absentees: Scott Thompson, Sam Wright, Todd Goldstein, Robbie Tarrant, Majak Daw, Ben Brown
Gold Coast v Brisbane Lions
Broad Beach Sports Club, 3.40pm AEST
1. Pearce Hanley, 2. Jarrad Grant, 3. Matt Rosa, 4. Jack Martin, 7. Jesse Lonergan, 8. Brayden Fiorini, 10. Kade Kolodjashnij, 11. Touk Miller, 12. Sam Day, 13. Callum Ah Chee, 15. Dan Currie, 16. Rory Thompson, 17. Steven May, 19. Tom Lynch, 20 . Michael Barlow, 21. Jack Leslie, 23. Sean Lemmens, 24. David Swallow, 26. Matthew Shaw, 27. Ben Ainsworth, 28. Jarrod Witts, 29. Jack Bowes, 32. Brandon Matera, 33. Aaron Hall, 36. Josh Schoenfeld, 38. Jesse Joyce, 41. Will Brodie, 42. Adam Saad, 44. Darcy Macpherson
Notable absentees: Gary Ablett, Jarryd Lyons, Jarrod Harbrow, Trent McKenzie, Jack Scrimshaw, Peter Wright
1. Ben Keays, 4. Ryan Bastinac, 5. Mitch Robinson, 6. Hugh McCluggage, 8. Rohan Bewick, 10. Daniel Rich, 12. Stefan Martin, 14. Josh Walker, 15. Dayne Zorko, 16. Jarrad Jansen, 17. Claye Beams, 18. Nicholas Robertson, 23. Josh Schache, 24. Liam Dawson, 26. Tom Cutler, 27. Darcy Gardiner, 28. Lewis Taylor, 31. Harris Andrews, 32. Sam Mayes, 33. Michael Close, 34. Jonathan Freeman, 35. Ryan Lester, 36. Rhys Mathieson, 37. Jacob Allison, 38. Tom Rockliff, 40. Matthew Hammelmann, 43. Jake Barrett, 44. Archie Smith, 45. Jack Frost
Notable absentees: Tom Bell, Dayne Beams, Jarrod Berry, Allen Christensen, Marco Paparone, Alex Witherden, Cedric Cox