CASEY Demons and Southern Saints have each received good news at the selection table for their do-or-die rebel VFLW preliminary final at ETU Stadium on Sunday.

The Demons have regained captain Sammie Johnson and AFLW-listed key Georgia Campbell among four changes to the team that was thrashed by Essendon last week, but Katie Angelis has been unfortunately ruled out for the season with a foot injury.



Meanwhile, the Saints have selected star midfielder Grace Buchan as they aim to continue their run from fifth to the Grand Final, although she must pass a fitness test on her neck injury to take her place in the team, while Kayla Ripari was named but also has a test on a hamstring issue.

Buchan replaces the unlucky Maighan Fogas, who has been ruled out with a knee injury.

The game starts at 4.05pm and can be seen on from 4pm, or heard on from 3pm for a one-hour pre-match, with the winner going through to face the Bombers in next Sunday’s decider at the same venue.

Here are the selected teams for the rebel VFLW preliminary final.

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Grace Buchan will play for the Saints on Sunday if she passes a fitness test on her neck injury. Picture: Quinn Rooney/AFL Photos


2.CASEY DEMONS (12-4) v 3.SOUTHERN SAINTS (11-4-1)

Sunday, June 26, 4.05pm @ ETU Stadium
(, 3pm;, 4pm)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: 3-3. At ETU Stadium: Never Met. Streak: Casey Demons 2 (last loss 2019). This season: Casey Demons 14.13 97 def Southern Saints 1.2 8 (Casey Fields, March 27, 2022)

A. Blair, G. Campbell, S. Johnson, S. Rummel
OUT: K. Angelis (foot), C. Conroy, A. Laing, C. Selleck (omit)

G. Buchan
OUT: M. Fogas (knee)

Brendan Rhodes’ says
The Demons will be smarting after being blown off the park by Essendon last week in what was statistically the worst result in their history. They’ve responded by recalling a couple of stars in Johnson and Campbell. The Saints are riding a wave of confidence after two away finals wins against higher-ranked but weakened opposition, and in the back of their mind will be avenging the hammering they copped off Casey early in the season. This will be a lot closer than that.

Prediction: Casey Demons by 14

Brendan Rhodes’ winners: Last Round: 2. Season: 73

Georgia Campbell has been selected to play for Casey Demons after missing the second semi-final loss to Essendon. Picture: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos

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