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Star Pies set to boost flag tilt

Collingwood will be significantly boosted on Monday night with stars Jordan De Goey and Adam Treloar to return against Gold Coast.The pair will both train with the selected side on Saturday evening on the Sunshine Coast before lining up against the Suns at the Gabba on Monday.“They’ll have a run around this evening at match…

Collingwood will be significantly boosted on Monday night with stars Jordan De Goey and Adam Treloar to return against Gold Coast.

The pair will both train with the selected side on Saturday evening on the Sunshine Coast before lining up against the Suns at the Gabba on Monday.

“They’ll have a run around this evening at match time,” Magpies coach Nathan Buckley said on Saturday.

“We’ll have our VFL squad have a hitout with Gold Coast this afternoon so we’re pretty much only having our selected side having a run around this evening.

“And both Jordie and Adam will be in that mix or with that group and playing on Monday.”

Buckley said De Goey – who has not played since kicking five goals against Geelong in Round 7 with a finger injury – was right to go.

“We understand there’s a little bit of a risk with re-injury, but the surgeon was happy for him to get back to contact work and playing,” he said.

“He’s done a fair bit of touch over the past couple of weeks, so getting that hit out earlier this week was the final step.

“There were no concerns so he’s ready to go.”

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Midfielder Brayden Sier (quad) remains a “week or two away” from a return.

Star Steele Sidebottom is still in Melbourne awaiting the birth of his first child, but the Magpies remain hopeful he’ll return this season.

CONIGLIO AXED IN GIANT SELECTION SHOCK

Greater Western Sydney has swung eight changes for its must-win clash with Melbourne on Saturday, dropping five players including captain Stephen Coniglio.

Ruck recruit Sam Jacobs and youngsters Lachie Ash, Jackson Hately and Jye Caldwell have also been dumped, while forward sensation Jake Riccardi has been managed.

Stars Josh Kelly and Zac Williams headline the ins for the Giants after recovering from separate injury concerns and Jack Buckley will make his debut.

The Demons have made three changes of their own, dropping big man Braydon Preuss and Toby Bedford while experienced defender Michael Hibberd is out with injury, making way for Neville Jetta, Mitch Brown and Charlie Spargo.

It means key forward Tom McDonald, named as emergency, remains on the outer.

Joe Daniher returns for Essendon’s match-up with Port Adelaide after missing last round but skipper Dyson Heppell and Michael Hurley will miss through injury.

CAPTAIN AXING A ‘BUMP IN ROAD’

GWS football boss Jason McCartney says the dropping of captain Stephen Coniglio is a “bump in the road” for the first-year skipper.

Coniglio is reportedly the first AFL captain in 22 years to be dropped.

The GWS leader won’t play against Melbourne on Saturday after a horror form slump.

“Stephen is the first to admit that his form hasn’t been where he’d like it to be,” Giants football boss Jason McCartney said.

“We see this as a speed bump in the road. He’s a quality man and he’ll bounce back.

“It’s a sign of a strong football club that if people don’t perform at all levels, you need to have hard conversations.

“He’s an A-grade footballer, he’s an A-grade person and we’ll support him and he’ll bounce back.

“Our focus now goes onto Saturday night and Melbourne and how we can beat them.”

No stand-in captain has been named.

ROUND 17 TEAMS

ST KILDA v WEST COAST EAGLES

Thursday September 10, 7.10pm at the Gabba

SAINTS

B: J.Geary, D.Howard, N.Coffield

HB: H.Clark, C.Wilkie, B.Long

C: J.Battle, S.Ross, J.Billings

HF: J.Lonie, R.Marshall, B.Hill

F: M.King, T.Membrey, D.Butler

FOLL: P.Ryder, J.Steele, Z.Jones

I/C: B.Paton, J.Sinclair, D.Kent, N.Hind

EMG: D.Roberton, S.Savage, J.Marsh, J.Carlisle

IN: M.King, T.Membrey, N.Hind

OUT: R.Abbott, J.Marsh, E.Phillips (all omitted)

EAGLES

B: W.Schofield, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard

HB: S.Hurn, J.McGovern, L.Duggan

C: J.Nelson, T.Kelly, J.Waterman

HF: J.Brander, J.Darling, J.Petruccelle

F: O.Allen, J.Kennedy, L.Ryan

FOLL: N.Naitanui, B.Ainsworth, A.Gaff

I/C: H.Brayshaw, X.O’Neill, T.Cole, J.Rotham

EMG: L.Foley, B.Williams, J.Cameron, N.Reid

IN: W.Schofield, S.Hurn, J.Brander, J.Petruccelle, N.Naitanui, H.Brayshaw

OUT: T.Hickey (omitted), L.Jetta (injured), D.Sheed (injured), M.Hutchings (injured), J.Redden (injured), B.Ah Chee (injured)

GEELONG CATS v RICHMOND

Friday September 11, 7:50pm at Metricon Stadium

CATS

B: J.Kolodjashnij, L.Henderson, H.Taylor

HB: J.Henry, M.Blicavs T.Stewart

C: Z.Tuohy, P.Dangerfield, S.Menegola

HF: L.Dahlhaus, G.Rohan, T.Atkins

F: J.Bews, T.Hawkins, G.Miers

FOLL: E.Ratugolea, C.Guthrie, B.Parfitt

I/C: M.O’Connor, M.Duncan, L.Fogarty, B.Close

EMER: B.Jarvis, J.Jenkins, Z.Guthrie, Q.Narkle

IN: Z.Tuohy, E.Ratugolea

OUT: J.Jenkins (Omitted), Z.Guthrie (Omitted)

TIGERS

B: B.Houli, D.Grimes, N.Balta

HB: J.Short, N.Vlastuin, O.Markov

C: K.McIntosh, J.Graham, M.Pickett

HF: J.Aarts, K.Lambert, T.Lynch

F: J.Riewoldt, D.Martin, J.Castagna

FOLL: I.Soldo, S.Bolton, T.Cotchin

I/C: L.Baker, T.Nankervis, D.Rioli, J.Ross

EMG: M.Chol, R.Collier-Dawkins, N.Broad, J.Higgins

IN: D.Grimes, K.Lambert, J.Ross

OUT: N.Broad (Omitted), J.Higgins (Omitted), T.Dow (Omitted)

NORTH MELBOURNE v FREMANTLE

Saturday September 12, 2.10pm at Metricon Stadium

KANGAROOS

B: J.Walker, R.Tarrant, F.Perez

HB: S.Atley, B.McKay, L.McDonald

C: S.Higgins, J.Simpkin, J.Polec

HF: C.Zurhaar, M.Wood, J.Ziebell

F: B.Scott, N.Larkey, A.Hall

FOLL: T.Goldstein, T.Dumont, L.Davies-Uniacke

I/C: J.Anderson, T.Garner, A.Bonar, E.Vickers-Willis

EMER: M.Williams, T.Murphy, T.Campbell, L.Hosie

IN: T.Garner, A.Bonar

OUT: M.Williams, L.Hosie (both omitted)

DOCKERS

B: T.Watson, B.Cox, N.Wilson

HB: S.Hill, L.Ryan, E.Hughes

C: A.Cerra, N.Fyfe, J.Aish

HF: M.Walters, M.Taberner, M.Crowden

F: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, J.Hogan

FOLL: S.Darcy, D.Mundy, A.Brayshaw

I/C: M.Frederick, B.Acres, C.Serong, T.Duman

EMER: T.Colyer, H.Dixon, L.Valente, L.Henry

IN: T.Watson

OUT: R.Conca (Injured)

PORT ADELAIDE v ESSENDON

Saturday September 12, 5.05pm at Adelaide Oval

POWER

B: R.Bonner, T.McKenzie, D.Houston

HB: H.Hartlett, T.Jonas, D.Byrne-Jones

C: X.Duursma, O.Wines, K.Amon

HF: S.Powell-Pepper, T.Marshall, B.Ebert

F: C.Rozee, C.Dixon, R.Gray

FOLL: S.Lycett, T.Rockliff, T.Boak

I/C: P.Ladhams, K.Farrell, S.Motlop, T.Clurey

EMER: M.Bergman, C.Sutcliffe, J.Lienert, B.Woodcock

IN: R.Bonner, B.Ebert, P.Ladhams

OUT: R.Burton (Injured), Z.Butters (Suspension), C.Sutcliffe (Omitted)

BOMBERS

B: J.Ridley, B.Zerk-Thatcher, M.Gleeson

HB: A.Saad, D.Smith, M.Hibberd

C: T.Cutler, Z.Merrett, K.Langford

HF: J.Stringer, J.Daniher, B.Ham

F: W.Snelling, J.Stewart, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti

FOLL: S.Draper, D.Shiel, J.Townsend

I/C: A.Phillips, M.Guelfi, D.Clarke, D.Parish

EMER: J.Begley, M.Redman, C.Hooker, K.Mutch

IN: M.Hibberd, T.Cutler, J.Daniher, B.Ham, A.Phillips

OUT: C.Hooker (Omitted), M.Redman (Omitted), M.Hurley (Injured), I.Mosquito (Injured), D.Heppell (Injured)

GWS GIANTS v MELBOURNE

Saturday September 12, 7.40pm at the Gabba

GIANTS

B: S.Reid, L.Keeffe, H.Shaw

HB: A.Kennedy, N.Haynes, Z.Williams

C: L.Whitfield, J.Hopper, H.Perryman

HF: J.Cameron, H.Himmelberg, M.de Boer,

F: T.Greene, J.Finlayson, B.Daniels

FOLL: S.Mumford, J.Kelly, T.Taranto

I/C: C.Idun, D.Lloyd, J.Buckley, T.Green

EMER: M.Buntine, S.Jacobs, B.Hill, I.Cumming

IN: Z.Williams, H.Perryman, B.Daniels, S.Mumford, J.Kelly, C.Idun, J.Buckley, T.Green

OUT: L.Ash, S.Coniglio, J.Caldwell, S.Jacobs, J.Hately (all omitted), A.Corr (injured), B.Hill (Managed), J.Riccardi (Managed)

DEMONS

B: J.Smith, S.May, J.Lever

HB: J.Hunt, T.Rivers, C.Salem

C: E.Langdon, C.Petracca, A.Tomlinson

HF: A.vandenBerg, S.Weideman, B.Fritsch

F: M.Brown, J.Melksham, C.Spargo

FOLL: M.Gawn, J.Viney, C.Oliver

I/C: A.Neal-Bullen, O.Baker, K.Pickett, N.Jetta

EMER: M.Hannan, T.McDonald, J.Lockhart, J.Wagner

IN: M.Brown, C.Spargo, N.Jetta

OUT: B.Preuss (Omitted), M.Hibberd (Injured), T.Bedford (Omitted)

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