CARLTON has confirmed five changes for Sunday's clash against Brisbane, with ruckman Marc Pittonet managed for the crunch game at the Gabba.
The Lions, meanwhile, have dropped wingman Mitch Robinson as one of two changes as they fight to keep touch with the top four, regaining Daniel Rich and Brandon Starcevich.
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The seventh-placed Blues have recalled midfielder Paddy Dow close to finals for just his third game this season, while defender Lachie Plowman has been omitted and Corey Durdin managed.
With Pittonet managed and named as an emergency, Tom De Koning will be the sole recognised ruckman for the clash against big Lion Oscar McInerney, with support likely from Jack Silvagni.
North Melbourne has made four changes for Sunday's clash against Sydney, regaining Aidan Corr, Aaron Hall, Paul Curtis and Lachie Young from health and safety protocols.
Jackson Archer makes way with a hip injury, while Aiden Bonar, Phoenix Spicer and Kayne Turner have all been omitted for the clash at Marvel Stadium.
The Swans have made only one change, recalling young forward Logan McDonald at the expense of Joel Amartey.
West Coast has finalised three changes for Josh Kennedy's farewell game on Sunday against Adelaide, with Zac Langdon and Sam Petrevski-Seton joining the champion forward as inclusions.
The Crows have named an unchanged line-up for the clash at Optus Stadium after their win against Carlton in round 2o.
Earlier on Friday, Greater Western Sydney revised its team to face Essendon on Saturday, withdrawing Tim Taranto (possible concussion) and replacing him with Lachie Ash.
The Western Bulldogs also adjusted their 22 to face Fremantle on Saturday, replacing injured Norm Smith medallist Jason Johannisen with Laitham Vandermeer.
Friday, August 5
Melbourne v Collingwood at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST
Out: S.Weideman (omitted), K.Chandler (Medi-Sub)
Last week's sub: K.Chandler (unused)
Out: T.Adams (groin), T.Bianco (omitted)
Last week's sub: J.Carmichael (replaced T.Adams at half-time)
Saturday, August 6
Hawthorn v Gold Coast at UTAS Stadium, 1.45pm AEST
In: J.Impey, D.Grainger-Barras, J.Serong
Out: C.Jiath (suspension), J.Morris (shoulder), M.Lewis (knee), J.Blanck (managed)
Last week's sub: E.Jeka (replaced J.Morris at half-time)
In: B.Ellis, A.Davies
Out: R.Atkins (omitted), O.Markov (omitted), H.Oea (Medi-Sub)
Last week's sub: H.Oea (unused)
Greater Western Sydney v Essendon at Giants Stadium, 2.10pm AEST
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
In: S.Coniglio, K.Briggs, J.Riccardi
Out: X.O'Halloran (omitted), C.Brown (omitted), J.Wehr (calf), T.Taranto (concussion)
Last week's sub: L.Keeffe (unused)
In: D.Parish, A.McGrath
Out: J.Caldwell (calf), M.D'Ambrosio (omitted), J.Menzie (Medi-Sub)
Last week's sub: J.Menzie (replaced J.Caldwell in the third quarter)
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
In: A.Keath, A.Treloar, S.Darcy, L.Vandermeer
Out: B.Khamis (omitted), M.Hannan (omitted), R.McComb (omitted), R.Gardner (calf), J.Johannisen (ankle)
Last week's sub: L.McNeil (unused)
In: D.Tucker, N.O'Driscoll
Out: L.Henry (omitted), T.Colyer (omitted), B.Banfield (Medi-Sub)
Last week's sub: B.Banfield (unused)
Geelong v St Kilda at GMHBA Stadium, 7.25pm AEST
Out: J.Selwood (managed), G.Rohan (concussion)
Last week's sub: B.Parfitt (replaced G.Rohan)
Out: J.Lienert (omitted), R.Byrnes (omitted)
Last week's sub: R.Byrnes (unused)
Port Adelaide v Richmond at Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST
In: D.Houston, B.Teakle
Out: L.Jones (hamstring), T.Marshall (HS Protocol), M.Georgiades (omitted)
Last week's sub: W.Drew (unused)
Out: S.Edwards (managed), D.Grimes (hamstring)
Last week's sub: M.Rioli jnr (replaced D.Grimes in the third quarter)
Sunday, August 7
North Melbourne v Sydney at Marvel Stadium, 1.10pm AEST
In: A.Corr, La.Young, P.Curtis, A.Hall
Out: A.Bonar (omitted), P.Spicer (omitted), J.Archer (hip), K.Turner (omitted), J.Walker (medi-sub)
Last week's sub: J.Walker (unused)
Out: J.Amartey (omitted), J.Kennedy (medi-sub)
Last week's sub: J.Kennedy (unused)
Brisbane v Carlton at the Gabba, 3.20pm AEST
In: D.Rich, B.Starcevich
Out: N.Cockatoo (omitted), M.Robinson (omitted), D.Fort (medi-sub)
Last week's sub: D.Fort (replaced Z.Bailey during the second quarter)
In: C.Marchbank, J.Newnes, J.Martin, P.Dow
Out: M.Kennedy (concussion), N.Newman (knee), L.Plowman (omitted), C.Durdin (managed), M.Pittonet (managed)
Last week's sub: J.Silvagni (replaced C.Durdin in the second quarter)
West Coast v Adelaide at Optus Stadium, 2.10pm AWST
In: J.Kennedy, Z.Langdon, S.Petrevski-Seton
Out: J.Petruccelle (hamstring), C.West (wrist), J.Culley (suspension), H.Dixon (medi-sub)
Last week's sub: H.Dixon (replaced J.Culley in the fourth quarter)
Out: B.Davis (medi-sub)
Last week's sub: B.Davis (unused)