Star Pies, Cats Excluded, Saints ax three
COLLINGWOOD striker Chloe Molloy tops a list of stars sitting out in the second round due to health and safety protocols.
After losing his entire opponent to the Western Bulldogs earlier this week, Geelong will face Carlton with four lone senior stars – midfielders Nina Morrison, Julia Crockett-Grills and Sophie Van De Heuval, as well as defender Georgie Rankin.
On Saturday morning, the Cats also retired Madisen Maguire (HS protocol) and she was replaced by Georgia Clarke, with Steph Williams added on an emergency basis.
Young midfield pair Darcy Moloney and Laura Gardiner and striker Danielle Higgins will play their first games of the year, while raw player Gabbi Featherston will make her debut.
Join Molloy on the sidelines for the Magpies is skipper Brianna Davey (ACL) and Tarni Brown (concussion), with Alana Porter, Aleisha Newman and Amelia Velardo on the side.
st kilda swung the ax after their disappointing loss to Richmond, dropping Kate McCarthy, Bella Shannon and Jess Matin, while former skipper Rhi Watt will miss out due to health and safety protocols.
That leaves the Saints dependent on second player Leah Cutting in the ruck, while they will happily reunite with the important trio Kate Shierlaw, Nicola Xenos and Molly McDonald of health and safety protocols, as well as Nat Exon.
Saturday will mark the fast striker Xenos’ first game since 2020, having missed 2021 with a ruptured ACL.
Maddy Guérin was appointed instead of tough carlton midfielder Grace Egan, who will miss at least a month with a punctured lung and broken ribs.
None of the four teams playing Saturday have had to rely on substitute players to fill their emergencies, unlike Melbourne and Richmond who play Friday night.
saturday january 15
Collingwood v St Kilda at Victoria Park, 3.10pm AEDT
B: L. Butler 23 S. Livingstone 12
HB: S. Casey 22 R. Schleicher 18 A. Porter 9
VS : E.James 20 E.O’Dea 50 S.Chiocci – C 17
HF: S. Frederick 1 A. Sheridan 14 J. Allen 6
F: S.Alexander 24 E.Chaston 32
Follow: A. Downie 30 B. Bonnici 8 J. Lambert 13
I/C: S. Rowe 7 A. Velardo 5 E. Fowler 15 A. Newman 16 M. Cann 25
Emergency: A. Moloney 40 I. Barnett 4
In: A. Porter, A. Velardo, A. Newman
Outside: B. Davey (knee), C. Molloy (HS protocol), T. Brown (concussion)
B: L. Burke 30 R. Ott 20
HB: B.Jakobsson 8 J.Van Dyk 36 H.Priest – C 14
VS : Mr. McDonald 1 T. White 29 C. Phillips 35
HF: D.Guttridge 5 C.Greiser 17 R.Dillon 25
F: N. Xenos 27 J. Vogt 10
Follow: K.Shierlaw 12 O.Vesely 23 T.Lucas-Rodd 18
I/C: A.Woodward 4 N.Exon 15 A.Burke 3 R.Saulitis 13 L.Coupe 26
Emergency: I.Shannon 11 T.Meyer 34
In: M.McDonald, N.Xenos, K.Shierlaw, N.Exon
Outside: I.Shannon (Omitted), K.McCarthy (Omitted), J.Matin (Omitted), R.Watt (HS Protocol)
Geelong v Carlton at GMHBA Stadium, 7.10pm AEDT
B: Mr. McMahon 24 Mr. Keryk 45
HB: A.Johnson 30 M.McDonald – C 11 C.Emonson 16
VS : Z. Friswell 20 G. Prespakis 41 D. Moloney 4
HF: G. Clarke 17 C. Gunjaca 26 R. Kearns 22
F: P. McWilliams 23 C. Scheer 14
Follow: O. Fuller 13 R. Webster 21 A. McDonald 3
I/C: L. Gardiner 18 K. Darby 8 D. Higgins 2 G. Featherston 32 J. Ivey 5
Emergency: R.Caris 1 S.Williams 25
In: D. Moloney, L. Gardiner, D. Higgins, G. Featherston, G. Clarke
Outside: N.Morrison (HS Protocol), J.Crockett-Grills (HS Protocol), S.Van De Heuvel (HS Protocol), G.Rankin (HS Protocol), M.Maguire (HS Protocol)
B: K.Harrington – C 9 G.Book 6
HB: V. Laloifi 8 L. McEvoy 13 L. Brazzale 12
VS : N.Plane 32 M.Prespakis 4 J.Dal Pos 2
HF: N.Stevens 21 P.Trudgeon 26 B.Walker 7
F: E.O’Dea 46 D.Vescio 3
Follow: B. Moody 16 A. McKay 5 G. Gee 19
I/C: D.Walker 23 J.Good 15 M.Guerin 18 A.Lee 11 C.Jones 22
Emergency: C. Hammans 17 K. Sherar 25
In: Mr. Guerin
Outside: G.Egan (perforated lung)
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