Rugby league star returning for Blues, former Tigers No1
CARLTON rushed talented athlete Brooke Walker straight into their side to face St Kilda on Friday night.
Walker, 27, has spent the past few months playing in the NRLW with Parramatta Eels, who lost to Newcastle in Sunday’s Grand Final. She did not play in the decider.
This will be her first AFLW match since round nine of season six, and she adds a significant spark to Carlton’s midfield.
Amelia Velardo also returns for the Blues after missing the last fortnight.
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Lily Goss will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury, while Nat Plane has been omitted.
The Saints recalled Rebecca Ott and Olivia Vesely in place of Ella Friend and Deanna Jolliffe.
Gun midfielder and former No. 1 pick Ellie McKenzie makes a welcome return for Richmond’s trip to Perth to face the West Coast, but the Tigers have once again lost skipper Katie Brennan to a foot injury.
Young Stella Reid is also back for the Tigers with Maddie Shevlin out after injuring her ankle last weekend.
The Eagles made three changes, with Jess Sedunary, Hayley Bullas and Isabella Simmons all returning.
Abby Bushby is absent for personal reasons, while defenders Beth Schilling and Emily Bennett have been removed from the emergency roster.
Check out the teams below.
friday october 7
St Kilda v Carlton at RSEA Park, 6.10pm AEDT
B: A. Burke 3 R. Ott 20
HB: T.White 9 B.Jakobsson 8 H.Priest – C 14
VS : D.Guttridge 5 R.Dillon 25 M.McDonald 1
HF: N. Xenos 27 K. Shierlaw 12 N. Stevens 2
F: C.Greiser 17 D.Matin 19
Follow: S.Nalder 34 G.Patrikios 21 H.Stuart 18
I/C: C. Fitzpatrick 24 A. Richards 22 O. Vesely 23 J. Anderson 7 L. Burke 30
Emergency : D.Jolliffe 4 E.Friend 16 C.Matthews 28
In: R.Ott, O.Vesely
Out: E.Friend (omitted), D.Jolliffe (omitted)
B: P. Trudgeon 26 V. Laloifi 8
HB: G.Pound 6 D.Vescio 3 B.Walker 7
VS : D. Walker 23 K. Peterson – C 9 B. Vickers 24
HF: E.O’Dea 46 T.Ortlepp 34 A.Velardo 1
F: Mr. Hill 10 J. Good 12
Follow: B. Moody 16 L. McEvoy 13 A. McKay 5
I/C: J.Dal Pos 2 K.Sherar 25 S.Gibbs 33 A.Lee 11 K.Skepper 4
Emergency : N. Plane 32 P. Schaap 35 C. Hammans 17
In: B. Walker, A. Velardo
Out: L. Goss (injured), N. Plane (omitted)
West Coast vs. Richmond at Mineral Resources Park, 5:10 p.m. AWST
B: C. Thomas 3 A. Schmidt 7
HB: J.Britton 18 S.McDonald 35 A.McCarthy 11
VS : C. Rowley 5 J. Sédunaire 10 M. Western 21
HF: I. Lewis 6 K. Bartlett 20 S. Lakay 23
F: E.Roberts 4B.Smith 14
Follow: D. Hooker 17 E. Swanson – C 13 E. Hartill 25
I/C: E. Humphries 12 E. Smith 22 I. Simmons 9 S. Goranova 8 H. Bullas 24
Emergency : B. Schilling 30 E. Bennett 27 A. Bushby 15
In: I. Simmons, H. Bullas, J. Sedunary
Out: E.Bennett (omitted), A.Bushby (personal reason), B.Schilling (omitted)
B: L.McClelland 16 L.Graham 18
HB: E. Sheerin 31 K. Cox 17 B. Lynch 20
VS : T. Lavey 37 E. McKenzie 22 J. Hosking 11
HF: K. Dempsey 19 M. Brancatisano 5 E. Yassir 27
F: M. Kiely 13 C. Wakefield 8
Follow: G.Seymour 28 M.Conti – C 4 G.Egan 2
I/C: K.Jacques 10 S.Molan 1 M.Macdonald 38 S.Reid 25 J.Woods 29
Emergency : T. Watson 6 A. Peck 36 S. Taylor 34
In: E. McKenzie, S. Reid
Out: M. Shevlin (injured), K. Brennan (injured)