Thursday, 16 July, 2009

Gold Coasters Brent Renouf (pictured) and Jesse White have won a recall for Round 16 of the Toyota AFL premiership, but GavinUrquhart has fallen to injury. David Armitage is hanging on final selection – again.

Renouf, a 2008 premiership team member, will play his 9th game of the season and his first since Round 12 as Hawthorn face a Saturday night crunch game against Collingwood at the MCG, while White returns for his 12th game of the year and his first since Round 13 as Sydney takes on Carlton at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Urquhart, who has played 14 of a possible 15 games this year, missing one through illness, has surrendered to a groin strain and will miss North Melbourne’s Sunday clash with Richmond at the MCG in which Daniel Pratt is set to return from suspension. He was bracketed on an extended Kangaroos interchange bench.

Armitage is among the 25-man St.Kilda bench squad ahead of the unbeaten competition leaders’ Etihad Stadium clash with Adelaide on Sunday, but after seven similar selections earlier this season failed to produce an AFL opportunity he won’t be holding his breath.

Completing a largely uneventual night for Quenslanders in Round 16 selection, Brad Miller was unable to force his way back into a Melbourne side which has won two on the trot, being listed as an emergency, while Brendan Whitecross suffered a similar fate with the Hawks.

In major selection news across the League, Geelong stars return en masse, Brett Burton is every chance to return for Adelaide, Heath Scotland is back for Carlton but Nick Stevens isn't and Geelong’s Jimmy Bartel, Collingwood’s Josh Fraser, Adelaide’s Tyson Edwards and West Coast’s Dean Cox are the big injury outs.

Essendon stuck with a winning formula and were unchanged for Friday night's clash with the Bulldogs, who also went with the ‘no change’ sign despite losing by a point to Collingwood last week.

Carlton made three unforced changes, including Scotland, Paul Bower and Chris Yarran rewarded for his efforts in the VFL.Dropped were Dennis Armfield, Adam Hartlett and Jeff Garlett. Stevens will spend his third week in the VFL.

Jarrad McVeigh returns from injury to join White in bolstering the Swans , who will debut  Dan Hannebery. The 17-year-old was drafted at No.30 in 2008 and gets his shot at the elite level despite remaining in Melbourne to complete his year 12 studies at Xavier College. Jared Crouch, Paul Bevan and Luke Ablett have been dropped.

Geelong made six changes for Saturday's home clash with the Demons after a seven-goal loss to Brisbane. Gary Ablett, Matthew Scarlett, Andrew Mackie, Travis Varcoe, Cameron Ling and Darren Milburn return, but Bartel, who survived a Round 15 booking, is out with a hip injury. Nathan Djerrkura was also not considered due to a corked thigh. Mark Blake, Ryan Gamble, Jeremy Laidler and Tom Gillies were omitted.

Melbourne recalled Clint Bartram to replace Daniel Bell, who will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

Cameron Wood earned another chance at Collingwood after Fraser was ruled out with a knee injury, while Nathan Brown returns in place of Sharrod Wellingham (omitted).

Renouf gets his chance after Hawthorn lost Robert Campbell to injury, while Ryan Schoenmakers replaces the injured and Rick Ladson.

Fremantle coach Mark Harvey, hosting Brisbane at Subiaco on Saturday night, resisted the urge to swing the axe despite a 117-point thrashing at the hands of the Crows. Clayton Hinkley and Ryan Murphy, the side's only goal kicker last week, have been dropped while Byron Schammer is out with a calf injury. Included were Andrew Foster, Clancee Pearce and Adam Campbell.

Brisbane welcomed the return of Jared Brennan from suspension and recalled Bradd Dalziell after a long injury lay-off followed by four weeks in the reserves. They replace replaces the injured Jed Adcock and Matt Austin.

Port Adelaide dropped high-profile pair Josh Carr and Peter Burgoyne following their loss to Melbourne. Travis Boak was slotted straight into the starting 18 after injury, while Matthew Broadbent, Nick Lower, Matt Thomas and Nick Salter are on an expanded bench.

West Coast recalled forgotten ruckman Mark Seaby to replace Cox in what will be his fourth game of the season, while Nic Naitanui, Ryan Davis and Tim Houlihan are on a seven-man bench.

Richmond lost Kelvin Moore to a calf strain and included Mark Coughlan, Jordan McMahon, Adam Pattison and Jarrod Silvester an extended bench.

North added Pratt, Ben Ross, Aaron Edwards and Leigh Adams to their squad for the battle of the caretaker coaches between Darren Crocker and Jade Rawlings.

St Kilda dropped Ben McEvoy and named Armitage, James Gwilt, Steven King and Adam Schneider on a seven-man bench.

Burton was included in the Crows’ squad for what could be his first AFL game since Round 15 last year. Richard Douglas, Brodie Martin and Phil Davis also were added after Edwards was left out due to hamstring soreness.

Round 16 matches are:-

Friday July 17
Essendon v Western Bulldogs at Docklands, 7.40pm

Saturday July 18
Carlton v Sydney Swans at Docklands, 2.10pm

Geelong v Melbourne at Skilled Stadium, 2.10pm

Fremantle v Brisbane Lions at Subiaco Oval, 5.40pm

Collingwood v Hawthorn at the MCG, 7.10pm

Sunday July 19
Port Adelaide v West Coast at AAMI Stadium, 12.40pm

Richmond v North Melbourne at the MCG, 2.10pm

St Kilda v Adelaide at Docklands, 4.40pm

Henry Slattery, Tayte Pears, Michael Hurley

HB: Courtenay Dempsey, Dustin Fletcher, Adam McPhee

C: Brent Prismall, Ricky Dyson, Andrew Lovett

HF: Sam Lonergan, Scott Lucas, Heath Hocking

F: Jason Winderlich, Matthew Lloyd, Alwyn Davey

Foll: Patrick Ryder, Andrew Welsh, Jobe Watson

I/C: Brent Stanton, Mark McVeigh, Kyle Reimers, Cale Hooker

Emg: Bachar Houli, Nathan Lovett-Murray, Hayden Skipworth

No changes

Western Bulldogs
Jarrod Harbrow, Brian Lake, Ryan Hargrave

HB: Lindsay Gilbee, Tom Williams, Dale Morris

C: Nathan Eagleton, Matthew Boyd, Daniel Cross

HF: Shaun Higgins, Mitch Hahn, Brad Johnson

F: Jason Akermanis, Scott Welsh, Robert Murphy

Foll: Ben Hudson, Adam Cooney, Ryan Griffen

I/C: Will Minson, Josh Hill, Liam Picken, Callan Ward

Emg: Dylan Addison, Tim Callan, Brennan Stack

No change

Bret Thornton, Michael Jamison, Aaron Joseph

HB: Heath Scotland, Paul Bower, Chris Yarran

C: Kade Simpson, Jordan Russell, Chris Johnson

HF: Marc Murphy, Brad Fisher, Andrew Carrazzo

F: Shaun Hampson, Brendan Fevola, Eddie Betts

Foll: Matthew Kreuzer, Chris Judd, Bryce Gibbs

I/C: Joe Anderson, Greg Bentley, Shaun Grigg, Ryan Houlihan    

Emg: Cameron Cloke, Adam Hartlett, Nick Stevens

In: Scotland, Yarran, Bower

Out: Adam Hartlett, Dennis Armfield, Jeff Garlett

Sydney Swans
Nick Malceski, Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Craig Bolton

HB: Rhyce Shaw, Ted Richards, Martin Mattner

C: Nick Smith, Brett Kirk, Jarrad McVeigh

HF: Ryan O’Keefe, Heath Grundy, Ed Barlow

F: Jesse White, Michael O’Loughlin, Adam Goodes

Foll: Darren Jolly, Kieren Jack, Jude Bolton

I/C: Craig Bird, Dan Hannebery, Mike Pyke, Patrick Veszpremi

Emg: Luke Ablett, Paul Bevan, Kristin Thornton

In: Hannebery, McVeigh, White

Out: Luke Ablett, Paul Bevan, Jared Crouch

Darren Milburn, Matthew Scarlett, Corey Enright

HB: Harry Taylor, Tom Harley, Andrew Mackie

C: Joel Corey, Cameron Ling, David Wojcinski

HF: Mathew Stokes, Cameron Mooney, Shannon Byrnes

F: Paul Chapman, Tom Hawkins, Max Rooke

Foll: Shane Mumford, Joel Selwood, Gary Ablett

I/C: Travis Varcoe, Simon Hogan, Tom Lonergan, Kane Tenace

Emg: Tom Gillies, Trent West, Jeremy Laidler

In: Ablett, Scarlett, Mackie, Varcoe, Ling, Milburn

Out: Jimmy Bartel (hip), Nathan Djerrkura (corked thigh), Mark Blake, Ryan Gamble, Jeremy Laidler, Tom Gillies

Cale Morton, Matthew Warnock, James Frawley

HB: Brent Moloney, Jared Rivers, Jack Grimes

C: Neville Jetta, Brock McLean, Aaron Davey

HF: Cameron Bruce, Matthew Bate, Ricky Petterd

F: Russell Robertson, Brad Green, Liam Jurrah

Foll: Mark Jamar, James McDonald, Nathan Jones

I/C: Lynden Dunn, Stefan Martin, Paul Wheatley, Clint Bartram

Emg: Paul Johnson, Jamie Bennell, Brad Miller

In: Bartram

Out: Daniel Bell (shoulder)

Harry O’Brien, Simon Prestigiacomo, Tyson Goldsack

HB: Nick Maxwell, Nathan Brown, Dale Thomas

C: Brad Dick, Tarkyn Lockyer, Scott Pendlebury

HF: Dayne Beams, Travis Cloke, Paul Medhurst

F: Alan Didak, John Anthony, Heath Shaw

Foll: Cameron Wood, Dane Swan, Shane O’Bree

I/C: Ben Johnson, Leigh Brown, Leon Davis, Alan Toovey

Emg: Sharrod Wellingham, Ryan Cook, Chris Dawes

In: N. Brown, Wood

Out: Josh Fraser (knee), Sharrod Wellingham

Brent Guerra, Stephen Gilham, Thomas Murphy

HB: Grant Birchall, Luke Hodge, Xavier Ellis

C: Jordan Lewis, Sam Mitchell, Liam Shiels

HF: Michael Osborne, Lance Franklin, Ben McGlynn

F: Cyril Rioli, Jarryd Roughead, Campbell Brown

Foll: Simon Taylor, Brad Sewell, Chance Bateman

I/C: Beau Dowler, Josh Kennedy, Brent Renouf, Ryan Schoenmakers

Emg: Cameron Stokes, Travis Tuck, Brendan Whitecross

In: Renouf, Schoenmakers

Out: Robert Campbell (inj), Rick Ladson (inj)

Greg Broughton, Chris Tarrant, Nic Suban

HB: Antoni Grover, Luke McPharlin, Paul Duffield

C: Garrick Ibbotson, Paul Hasleby, Tim Ruffles

HF: Stephen Hill, Adam Campbell, Dean Solomon

F: Hayden Ballantyne, Kepler Bradley, Andrew Foster

Foll: Zac Clarke, Steven Dodd, David Mundy

I/C: Brett Peake, Matt de Boer, Clancee Pearce, Scott Thornton

Emg: Clayton Hinkley, Marcus Drum, Ryan Murphy

In: Foster, Campbell, Pearce

Out: Byron Schammer (calf), Clayton Hinkley, Ryan Murphy

Brisbane Lions
Ashley McGrath, Daniel Merrett, Tom Collier

HB: Joel Patfull, Josh Drummond, Joel Macdonald

C: Jared Brennan, Simon Black, Daniel Rich

HF: Michael Rischitelli, Jonathan Brown, James Polkinghorne

F: Tim Notting, Daniel Bradshaw, Luke Power

Foll: Mitch Clark, Cheynee Stiller, Justin Sherman

I/C: Albert Proud, Bradd Dalziell, Sam Sheldon, Jack Redden

Emg: Jason Roe, James Hawksley, Pearce Hanley

In: Dalziell, Brennan

Out: Jed Adcock (knee), Matt Austin (back)

Port Adelaide
Alipate Carlile, Toby Thurstans, Jacob Surjan

HB: Nathan Krakouer, Chad Cornes, Paul Stewart

C: Steven Salopek, Dom Cassisi, Travis Boak

HF: Robert Gray, Warren Tredrea, David Rodan

F: Brett Ebert, Brendon Lade, Justin Westhoff

Foll: Dean Brogan, Kane Cornes, Danyle Pearce

I/C (from): Matthew Broadbent, Jason Davenport, Tom Logan, Nick Lower, Michael Pettigrew, Nick Salter, Matt Thomas

In: Boak, Broadbent, Lower, Salter, Thomas

Out: Josh Carr, Peter Burgoyne

New: Matthew Broadbent (Woodville-West Torrens)

West Coast
David Wirrpanda, Darren Glass, Matt Spangher

HB: Shannon Hurn, Eric Mackenzie, Andrew Embley

C: Matt Rosa, Matt Priddis, Adam Selwood

HF: Pat McGinnity, Josh Kennedy, Sam Butler

F: Mark LeCras, Mitch Brown, Quinten Lynch

Foll: Mark Seaby, Brad Ebert, Chris Masten

I/C (from): Adam Cockie, Ryan Davis, Ashley Hansen, Tim Houlihan, Tyson Stenglein, Nic Naitanui, Mark Nicoski

In: Seaby, Naitanui, Davis, Houlihan

Out: Dean Cox (groin)


Jake King, Will Thursfield, Chris Newman

HB: Dean Polo, Luke McGuane, Matthew White

C: Trent Cotchin, Shane Tuck, Brett Deledio

HF: Robin Nahas, Jack Riewoldt, Jayden Post

F: Tyrone Vickery, Mitch Morton, Ben Cousins

Foll: Angus Graham, Daniel Jackson, Richard Tambling

I/C (from): Adam Pattison, Alex Rance, Jordan McMahon, Jarrod Silvester, Tom Hislop, Mark Coughlan, Shane Edwards

In: Pattison, Coughlan, Silvester, McMahon

Out: Kelvin Moore (calf)

North Melbourne

Brady Rawlings, Scott Thompson, Nathan Grima

HB: Scott McMahon, Josh Gibson, Michael Firrito

C: Levi Greenwood, Liam Anthony, Drew Petrie

HF: Leigh Harding, Lachie Hansen, Lindsay Thomas

F: Brent Harvey, David Hale, Corey Jones

Foll: Hamish McIntosh, Adam Simpson, Andrew Swallow

I/C (from): Daniel Harris, Sam Power, Leigh Adams, Ben Ross, Todd Goldstein, Aaron Edwards, Daniel Pratt

In: Ross, Goldstein, Edwards, Pratt

Out: Gavin Urquhart (groin)

St Kilda
Jason Blake, Sam Gilbert, Zac Dawson

HB: Steven Baker, Sam Fisher, Farren Ray

C: Brendon Goddard, Andrew McQualter, Leigh Montagna

HF: Jason Gram, Nick Riewoldt, Robert Eddy

F: Clint Jones, Justin Koschitzke, Stephen Milne

Foll: Michael Gardiner, Lenny Hayes, Nick Dal Santo

I/C (from): Luke Ball, Raphael Clarke, Sean Dempster, David Armitage, James Gwilt, Steven King, Adam Schneider

In: Armitage, King, Gwilt, Schneider

Out: Ben McEvoy


Graham Johncock, Ben Rutten, Andy Otten

HB: Simon Goodwin, Nathan Bock, Brent Reilly

C: David Mackay, Scott Thompson, Nathan van Berlo

HF: Chris Knights, Scott Stevens, Andrew McLeod

F: Jason Porplyzia, Kurt Tippett, James Sellar

Foll: Ivan Maric, Bernie Vince, Patrick Dangerfield

I/C (from): Michael Doughty, Robert Shirley, Brad Symes, Phil Davis, Brett Burton, Richard Douglas, Brodie Martin

In: Burton, Davis, Douglas, Martin

Out: Tyson Edwards (hamstring)


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