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RICHMOND will be without another big-name recruit for Saturday night's clash against the Western Bulldogs, with midfielder Dion Prestia sidelined with a hamstring injury.
The Tigers have been forced to make four changes, with Toby Nankervis suspended and Reece Conca (foot) injured, while Steve Morris has been dropped after just one match back in the team.
The Bulldogs have recalled defender Matthew Boyd at the expense of Bailey Dale in their only change for the crucial clash at Etihad Stadium.
In a big night of selections, Essendon has rested star Jobe Watson and No.1 pick Andrew McGrath, Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan has been named to return, and midfielder Dale Thomas has been selected by Carlton.
Collingwood has also recalled midfielder Jordan de Goey immediately after he served a club ban for lying to the Magpies about how he broke his hand ahead of the season.
Hawthorn has named Grant Birchall, Cyril Rioli and Brendan Whitecross in its extended squad for Sunday's clash against Melbourne, with changes likely on Friday when the team is trimmed to 22.
As well as Hogan, who missed one match on compassionate leave, the Demons have named Dean Kent, Josh Wagner and Billy Stretch in their extended squad.
Midfielder Jake Melksham is the only omission at this stage for the clash at the MCG.
Greater Western Sydney has made three changes for Friday night's clash against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium, with co-captain Phil Davis and vice-captain Stephen Coniglio returning, and defender Harrison Himmelberg named for his first game this season.
The Saints have made one forced change, calling on Nathan Wright to replace injured half-forward Maverick Weller (ankle).
Carlton has named Thomas after two weeks out of the team amid speculation he faces an uphill fight to reach a trigger clause to play on in 2018.
The Blues have also called on midfielder Sam Kerridge for his second game this season, with Zac Fisher (hamstring) and Jack Silvagni (shoulder) making way.
Collingwood has made three changes, with key tall Ben Reid and Jackson Ramsay joining De Goey in the 22, replacing Travis Varcoe (hamstring), Tim Broomhead (omitted) and Henry Schade (managed).
Premiership favourite Adelaide has named an unchanged 22 for its clash against North Melbourne at Blundstone Arena on Saturday.
The Kangaroos have made two changes, regaining key forward Jarrad Waite and midfielder Ryan Clarke, while choosing to manage youngster Jy Simpkin and losing Aaron Mullett to a hand injury.
Geelong has dropped ruckman Zac Smith and midfielder Sam Menegola for Saturday night's clash against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.
The Cats have also lost Brandan Parfitt (hamstring) and Tom Stewart (omitted), recalling dangerous forward Dan Menzel, Rhys Stanley, Jackson Thurlow and rookie James Parsons.
Gold Coast has also made four changes, losing Jesse Lonergan to a shoulder injury and dropping Matt Shaw, Brayden Fiorini and Jack Bowes.
Important trio Steven May, David Swallow and Kade Kolodjashnij return, alongside debutant Brad Scheer.
Port Adelaide has made just one change for Saturday's clash against West Coast at Adelaide Oval, regaining skipper Travis Boak for the omitted Karl Amon.
The Eagles have named an unchanged 22, with ruckman Nathan Vardy (elbow) and Liam Duggan (cork) facing fitness tests.
Sydney will be boosted by the return of veteran Jarrad McVeigh for Sunday's clash against the Brisbane Lions at the SCG, also recalling defender Aliir Aliir.
Both have been named on the Swans' seven-man bench alongside inclusions Dean Towers, Jordan Foote, Sam Naismith and Oliver Florent, while Harry Marsh has been brought straight into the starting 18.
The Swans lose Jeremy Laidler (achilles), Gary Rohan (concussion), Brandon Jack (omitted) and James Rose (omitted).
The Lions have made two changes at this stage, with star midfielder Dayne Beams (quad) and Tom Cutler (hamstring) forced out through injury.
Marco Paparone and Jake Barrett have been named in the starting 18, while fellow inclusions Josh Walker, Tom Bell and Josh Clayton are on the seven-man bench.
Essendon has made five changes so far for Sunday's clash against Fremantle at Domain Stadium, with big-name omissions Watson and McGrath weakening the squad.
Ruckman Tom Bellchambers (omitted), defender Mitch Brown (ankle) and Ben McNiece (rested) also make way.
James Kelly and Matthew Leuenberger come straight back into the 18, as have Michael Hartley and Aaron Francis, with David Myers named for his first game this season.
Veteran Brent Stanton has been included on the extended bench alongside James Stewart and Kobe Mutch.
The Dockers have named Nick Suban, Cam Sutcliffe and Matt Taberner in their 25-man squad, with no changes at this stage.
Friday, May 5
St Kilda v Greater Western Sydney at Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm AEST
Out: M.Weller (ankle)
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
In: P.Davis, S.Coniglio, H.Himmelberg
Out: S.Reid (hamstring), N.Haynes (hamstring), T.Greene (suspension)
Saturday, May 6
North Melbourne v Adelaide at Blundstone Arena (Hobart), 1.45pm AEST
In: J.Waite, R.Clarke
Out: A.Mullett (hand), J.Simpkin (managed)
Collingwood v Carlton at the MCG, 2.10pm AEST
In: B.Reid, J.Ramsay, J.De Goey
Out: T.Varcoe (hamstring), T.Broomhead, H.Schade (managed)
In: D.Thomas, S.Kerridge
Out: Z.Fisher (hamstring), J.Silvagni (shoulder)
Port Adelaide v West Coast at Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm ACST
Gold Coast v Geelong at Metricon Stadium, 7.25pm AEST
In: S.May, D.Swallow, K.Kolodjashnij, B.Scheer
Out: M.Shaw, J.Lonergan (shoulder), B.Fiorini, J.Bowes
New: Brad Scheer (Palm Beach-Currumbin, Qld)
In: R.Stanley, D.Menzel, J.Thurlow, J.Parsons
Out: Z.Smith, T.Stewart, S.Menegola, B.Parfitt (hamstring)
Western Bulldogs v Richmond at Etihad Stadium, 7.25pm AEST
In: A.Miles, T.Elton, C.Ellis, I.Soldo
Out: S.Morris, D.Prestia (hamstring), R.Conca (foot), T.Nankervis (suspension)
New: Ivan Soldo (Northern U18)
Sunday, May 7
Sydney v Brisbane Lions at the SCG, 1.10pm AEST
In: J.McVeigh, A.Aliir, D.Towers, H.Marsh, J.Foote, S.Naismith, O.Florent
Out: J.Laidler (achilles), G.Rohan (concussion), B.Jack, J.Rose
In: J.Walker, M.Paparone, T.Bell, J.Barrett, J.Clayton
Out: D.Beams (quad), T.Cutler (hamstring)
Melbourne v Hawthorn at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST
In: D.Kent, J.Wagner, J.Hogan, B.Stretch
In: G.Birchall, C.Rioli, B.Whitecross
Fremantle v Essendon at Domain Stadium, 2.40pm AWST
In: N.Suban, C.Sutcliffe, M.Taberner
In: J.Kelly, B.Stanton, M.Leuenberger, D.Myers, M.Hartley, J.Stewart, A.Francis, K.Mutch
Out: J.Watson (rested), T.Bellchambers, M.Brown (ankle), B.McNiece (rested), A.McGrath (rested)
New: James Stewart (Greater Western Sydney), Kobe Mutch (Bendigo U18)