Lloyd, Briggs & Mills out, Dangerfield, Walsh, Neale & Josh Kelly named
Patrick Dangerfield, Sam Walsh, Josh Kelly and Lachie Neale all have been named to play but Jake Lloyd and Callum Mills are out for Sydney along with Kieren Briggs while there’s two debutants.
Relevant ins (22): Mumford, J.Kelly, Neale, N.Murphy, I.Smith, J.Cameron, Hannebery, Weightman, Comben (deb), Kemp (deb), Shuey, Strachan
Relevant ins (26): Foley, Davies (deb), A.McGrath, Heppell, Gollant (deb), S.Berry
Relevant outs: Briggs, T.Greene (susp), Kreuger, Connolly (inj), U-Hagan (mng), Lloyd (inj), Frankin (mng), Silvagni (inj), A.Brayshaw (susp), West, Hurn (inj), Ellis (inj), O’Brien (inj)
Relevant holds: Dangerfield, Fullarton, Bianco, Bramble, B.Walker, Western (26), L.Edwards (26), Jeffrey, Sharp, Perkins, Jordon (26), Bowey, Cook
Relevant possible subs: Briggs, Madden, McInnes, Newcombe, Downie, Spicer
Jake Lloyd (AF $706k SC $520k DEF) was the big news from selection, missing out with “knee soreness”, while Callum Mills (AF $830k SC $588k D/M*) doesn’t return for Sydney either due to an Achilles issue.
On Mills, Sydney said: “Will continue to be monitored but the club is optimistic about him returning for finals, if not before.”
Kieren Briggs (AF $306k SC $230k D/F) makes way for Shane Mumford at GWS, while Josh Kelly (AF $762k SC $503k M/F*) returns as expected along with Lachie Neale (AF $696k SC $513k MID) after both missed last round.
Patrick Dangerfield (AF $657k SC $579k M/F) is also name for Geelong, with Cats coach Chris Scott confirming his return: “After extensive assessments and tests, he’s been cleared to play and was cleared early in the week, so that’s good news.”
North will debut Charlie Comben (AF $170k SC $123k F/R), named at centre half-forward. He went pick 31 in the 2019 AFL Draft and has overcome injury to get his chance.
Kangas coach David Noble said: “His competitiveness is really good, he’s got the capacity to play forward and a little bit of ruck.”
Brodie Kemp (AF $170k SC $123k MID) will debut for Carlton after going pick 17 in the 2019 AFL Draft but being halted by injury.
Carlton coach David Teague said: “He’s had a tough run. He did his ACL leading into the draft. When he got to Carlton he hurt his ankle. He’s a strong defender, marks the ball well, uses the ball pretty well out of the back half. He’s got a bit of dash. He has played midfield and forward at times in his junior career. We see him fitting in as a second tall or third tall in our back half.”
GWS were unsuccessful with the appeal for the one-game handed to Toby Greene (AF $564k SC $417k FWD), so he will miss this round.
Reef McInnes (AF $226k SC $117k MID) has been named as an emergency for Collingwood amid talk he may debut.
Collingwood coach Robert Harvey said: “He played well last week in the VFL scratch match and is being strongly considered. He’s a talent.”
Alex Davies (AF $170k SC $102k MID) has been named in Gold Coast’s 26-man extended bench. He is from the Suns Academy and a 19-year-old 191cm midfielder.
Lachlan Gollant (AF $170k SC $123k D/M) is also in Adelaide’s extended squad. He went pick 48 in the 2019 AFL Draft. He’s a “lightly-built outside midfielder with great footy smarts” according to Crows website.
Carlton confirmed early in the day that Harry McKay (AF $492k SC $379k FWD) will miss the rest of the season.
The Blues update said: “Will miss the remaining two games of the home and away season. Following initial scans on McKay’s shoulder, the Club sought further specialist advice which confirmed he’ll require surgery to repair a high-grade injury to his AC joint.”
Alastair Clarkson, Ben Rutten, Matthew Nicks and Chris Fagan will speak to the media while we’ll get the Sunday final 22s.