Round two AFL teams: All the ins and outs as Melbourne Dems and Brisbane Lions lead monster weekend

The teams head into Round 2 of the AFL season with many intriguing changes.

Melbourne have some big chances for Friday night’s blockbuster against Brisbane, while a Collingwood recruit will make his first appearance for the Magpies against one of his former clubs, Port Adelaide.

Check out all the pros and cons of the nine games below.

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Thursday, March 23rd

Carlton vs Geelong at the MCG, 7.20pm AEDT


In: C Durdin

Out of: G.Hewett (Hand), L.O’Brien (Medi-Sub)

Last weeks under: Lochie O’Brien


In: J Bowes

Out of: T.Stewart (Knee), B.Parfitt (Medi-Sub)

New: Jack Bowes, Cooper Whyte

Last week’s sub: Brandan Parfitt

Friday March 24th

Brisbane v Melbourne at The Gabba, 6.55pm AEST


In: D.Zorko, D.Fort, D.Joyce

Out of: J.Tunstill (omitted), D.Robertson (omitted), K.Coleman (concussion), J.Prior (Medi-Sub)

New: Darrag Joyce

Last week’s sub: Jaxon Prior


In: S. May, J. Viney, B. Fritsch

Out of: A.Tomlinson (omitted), B.Laurie (omitted), K.Pickett (Suspension), J.Melksham (Medi-Sub)

Last week’s sub: Jake Melksham

Melbourne star Jack Viney is back for the Demons. Credit: Getty Images

Saturday March 25th

Collingwood v Port Adelaide at the MCG, 1.45pm AEDT


In: B.Frampton

Out of: J. Howe (Arm), R. McInnes (Medi-Sub)

New: Billy Frampton

Last week’s sub: Riff McInnes


In: J Burgoyne

Out of: T.McKenzie (ankle), F.Evans (omitted)

Last week’s sub: Franz Evans

Adelaide – Richmond at the Adelaide Oval, 4:05 p.m. ACST


In: L Scholl

Out of: J. Butts (omitted), T. Brown (omitted)

Last week’s sub: Tyler Brown


In: S. Ryan, T. Young

Out of: B.Miller (omitted), R.Mansell (omitted), J.Ross (omitted)

New: Tylar Jung

Last week’s sub: JackRoss

Western Bulldogs v St Kilda at Marvel Stadium, 7.25pm ​​AEDT


In: H Crozier, R West, R Garcia

Out of: J.Johannisen (omitted), M.Hannan (omitted), R.Lobb (ankle), A.Treloar (injured)

Last week’s sub: Toby McLean


In: S.Ross

Out of: J.Bytel (knee), J.Webster (hand)

Last week’s sub: Ben Paton

Fremantle – North Melbourne at Optus Stadium, 4.30pm AWST


In: Zero

Out of: J. Treacy (omitted)

Last week’s sub: Bailey Banfield


In: A Corr, T Goldstein

Out of: A.Bonar (omitted), T.Xerri (ankle), W.Phillips (medi-sub)

Last week’s sub: Will Phillips

Sunday March 26th

Sydney v Hawthorn at SCG, 1.10pm AEDT


In: J Amartey, L McAndrew, A Sheldrick, C Warner

Out of: L.Franklin (Suspension)

Last week’s sub: Matt Roberts


In: J Scrimshaw, D Grainger-Barras, S Butler, T Brockman

Out of: C. Wingard (Calf)

Last week’s sub: Conor Nash

Essendon v Gold Coast at Marvel Stadium, 3.20pm AEDT


In: Snelling W, Baldwin K, Guelfi M, D’Ambrosio M

Out of: A. McDonald-Tipungwuti (soreness)

Last week’s sub: Anthony McDonald Tipungwuti


In: L Weller, C Blakely, M Rosas, A Sexton

Out of: A. Davies (omitted)

Last week’s sub: Braden Fiorini

West Coast – Greater Western Sydney at Optus Stadium, 3.20pm AWST


In: J Waterman, E Hewett, S Petrevski-Seton, G Clark

Out of: J.Petruccelle (omitted)

Last week’s sub: Jack Petrucelle


In: Rowston H, Brown C, Cadman A, Hamilton C, Stone C, Keeffe L

Out of: J.Kelly (concussion), H.Perryman (hamstring), L.Whitfield (concussion)

Last week’s sub: Adam Kennedy

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