Hawthorn will regain star fullback Brian Lake for Saturday’s AFL blockbuster against top-eight rivals Collingwood.
The 2013 Norm Smith Medallist has played only twice this season, in rounds six and seven. Lake has recovered from a calf injury.
Lake’s 2013 premiership teammate Jack Gunston was absent from Hawthorn’s forward line last week because of a corked calf and he also returns to the side.
Hawthorn’s round-14 clash with the Magpies at the MCG will be a landmark day for ex-Hawk Clinton Young.
A veteran of Hawthorn’s 2008 premiership side, the Magpies’ wingman will play his first game against his former side.
Collingwood regain 2012 club champion Dayne Beams from a calf complaint while ruckman Brodie Grundy has been dropped.
Geelong have made six changes for Saturday’s game on the Gold Coast.
Small forward Allen Christensen returns for his first game of the year following pre-season back surgery, while ruckman Hamish McIntosh has been recalled after being rested.
Ex-Sun Josh Caddy is back after overcoming a foot injury suffered in April, while the Cats also regain Steve Johnson and Jared Rivers.
The Cats have named West Australian Shane Kersten for his debut in the forward pocket. Harry Taylor is out with a knee injury.
Highly rated Gold Coast teenager Jack Martin returns after suffering a shoulder injury on debut in round one.
Martin has trained strongly in the past three weeks, according to the club’s website.
“I’m pretty excited,” the midfielder said on Thursday.
“I’m extremely confident in the work that I’ve done.”
Matthew Boyd comes back in for the Western Bulldogs who face Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday. Adam Cooney is out because of a hamstring problem.
Port have lost Dom Cassisi, Hamish Hartlett and Jarman Impey because of injuries.
Clancee Pearce is the only inclusion for Fremantle who host Brisbane at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.
Daniel Merrett returns for Brisbane and has been named at centre half-forward as the Lions seek to cover for the loss of concussed big man Jonathan Brown.
Essendon have rested Paul Chapman for Saturday night’s Etihad Stadium clash with Adelaide, while Jake Carlisle is out with a knee injury.
Travis Colyer and Dustin Fletcher return for the Bombers, while Jarryd Lyons replaces Matt Crouch in the Adelaide side.
Sydney have recalled Mike Pyke and named 2013 first-round draft pick Zak Jones for his debut for Friday night’s game against Richmond at the MCG. Jones is the younger brother of Melbourne’s club champion Nathan.
Richmond recalled Matt Thomas and Reece Conca.
Carlton named big men Michael Jamison and Lachie Henderson in a 25-man squad for Sunday’s clash with Greater Western Sydney.
West Coast have lost midfielder Elliot Yeo (hand) for Sunday’s game against the struggling St Kilda at Etihad Stadium. The Saints are without Luke Dunstan (shoulder).
Melbourne have added Dean Terlich, Sam Blease and Daniel Nicholson to their squad for Sunday’s match against North Melbourne.