Flynn left out again, carnage as Parks, Dow, Drew, Robertson & Fullarton miss out

The Western Bulldogs named a debutant, Miles Bergman, Jaxon Prior and Zac Williams all got recalled while there were some big omissions and absentees headlined by Matthew Flynn.

TEAM NEWS

Significant Ins: Sweet (deb), Z.Williams, Bergman, Prior, Reid (deb)

Significant Outs: Martin (mng), Parks (inj), Dow, Drew, Robertson, Fullarton

Holds: McNeil, Scott, Green, Stone, Jones

Emergencies/Possible subs: McLennan, Flynn, Bruhn, Dow, Frederick, Smith, Robertson, Fullarton

There’s no Matthew Flynn (AF $346k SC $227k RUCK) again for the Giants, while Zac Williams (AF $597k SC $458k DEF) and Miles Bergman (AF $227k SC $123k FWD) got named for Carlton and Port Adelaide respectively.

Paddy Dow (AF $328k SC $210k M/F) is dropped along with Willem Drew (AF $445k SC $358k MID), Deven Robertson (AF $266k SC $176k M/F) and Tom Fullarton (AF $197k SC $149k F/R), although they’re all in contention to be their side’s sub.

Port coach Ken Hinkley also assured that Connor Rozee (AF $477k SC $377k FWD) and Orazio Fantasia (AF $458k SC $289k D/F) were fine despite injury concerns.

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DEBUTANT ALERT

The Western Bulldogs pulled a surprise with Jordon Sweet (AF $170k SC $123k RUCK) named to debut as they rest veteran Stefan Martin.

Sweet is a 23-year-old 203cm ruckman who has been on their list several years, having been drafted as pick 23 in the 2018 Rookie Draft.

TEAM NEWS

The day was ultimately dominated by the 6:20pm team news, but North coach David Noble flagged that Atu Bosenavulagi (AF $206k SC $175k FWD) may be in contention for his club debut on Sunday.

He said: “Josh Walker will return this week. Atu, Xerri, Taylor are in good form in the VFL so there are some options.”

Jon Patton (AF $191k SC $189k FWD) also announced his retirement having been under investigation since January after alleged off-field social media incidents.

TOMORROW

We’ll have a bunch of games after the AFLW Grand Final, with Sunday teams coming in at 6:20pm AEST.

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