Carlton have made a surprise selection for Saturday night’s AFL preliminary final against Brisbane with a massive four changes.
Matt Kennedy, David Cuningham, Matt Owies and Brodie Kemp are the heartbreaking story, with all four being dropped.
The return of stars Harry McKay and Jack Martin was always certain, but Jordan Boyd is a surprise.
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Ollie Hollands has also been promoted to the starting XI, so one of the four omitted is likely to be replaced this week.
The Lions have made one change: Darcy Gardiner replaces injured defenseman Jack Payne.
Premiership favorites Collingwood have welcomed back Brownlow Medal favorite Nick Daicos for Friday night’s showdown against GWS Giants.
Daicos has not played since breaking his hairline in his right knee in round 21.
Coach Craig McRae was spared a potential selection dilemma as Taylor Adams withdrew from the team due to an untimely hamstring injury.
Adams will do everything he can to prove his fitness for the grand final if the Pies make it.
The Giants are unchanged from the team that played at Port Adelaide last week.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
Collingwood v Greater Western Sydney at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST
In: N. Daicos
Out of: T. Adams (hamstring), J. Ginnivan (substitute)
QF Sub: Jack Ginnivan
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
Out of: X.O’Halloran (Sub)
SF Sub: Xavier O’Halloran
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd
Brisbane v Carlton at the Gabba, 5.15pm AEST
In: D. Gardiner
Out of: J.Payne (ankle), J.Lyons (substitute)
QF Sub: Jarryd Lyons
In: H. McKay, J. Boyd, J. Martin
Out of: B.Kemp (omitted), M.Owies (omitted), M.Kennedy (omitted), D.Cuningham (omitted)
SF Sub: Ollie Hollands