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Cats name Selwood

By Roger Vaughan 31/03/2011 09:30:19 PM Comments (0)

Star onballer Joel Selwood is in Geelong's side for their away AFL match against Fremantle, a week after his sickening collision.

Amid ongoing discussion about the league's new concussion guidelines, the Cats will give Selwood every chance to prove he is ready for Saturday night's match.

Selwood was taken to hospital after running into St Kilda's Farren Ray last Friday night at the MCG.

"There are a lot of boxes still to be ticked, it's up to the medicos," Cats football manager Neil Balme said of Selwood.

As expected, Geelong also regained captain Cameron Ling, tough half-forward Paul Chapman and key forward James Podsiadly for the match.

The Cats dropped young pair Cameron Guthrie and Daniel Menzel, while Matthew Scarlett is suspended.

Dockers utility Matt de Boer is set to return from a hamstring injury as they dropped Jayden Pitt.

Debut side Gold Coast named their eight uncontracted recruits and star rugby league convert Karmichael Hunt for Saturday night's `Gabba game against Carlton.

The Suns used their generous recruiting concessions to sign captain Gary Ablett, Nathan Bock, Campbell Brown, Jarrad Harbrow, Nathan Krakouer, Michael Rischitelli, Jared Brennan and Josh Fraser, who are all in the team.

Danny Stanley and Daniel Harris are the other players in the inaugural Suns team with senior experience, while the 12 newcomers feature top draft pick David Swallow and Josh Toy.

Carlton named Matthew Watson for his senior debut, leaving out Kane Lucas.

West Coast and Port Adelaide regained some big names for Saturday's match at AAMI Stadium.

The Power recalled Chad Cornes for Jay Schulz (knee), while Daniel Kerr and Nic Naitanui join Patrick McGinnity as the inclusions for the Eagles.

West Coast left out Ashton Hams, while Mark LeCras (groin) and Chris Masten (knee) are injured.

St Kilda and Richmond made one change apiece for Friday night's MCG game, but the Saints did not pick Justin Koschitzke.

The Tigers named Will Thursfield as an emergency in case Koschitzke was named for his first game at any level this year.

Instead, St Kilda named Daniel Archer for his senior debut and dropped Andrew McQualter.

Richmond hard nut Jake King will return from suspension as Alex Rance starts his four match ban for rough conduct.

North Melbourne boosted their lineup for Saturday's big test against premiers Collingwood, who predictably are unchanged after thumping Port Adelaide in round one.

Last week's late withdrawal Todd Goldstein, Drew Petrie and Nathan Grima will all return for the Kangaroos, who omitted Ben McKinley, Cameron Pedersen and Ben Warren.

Sunday's squads feature Essendon leaving out Angus Monfries because of soreness, while Sydney's Luke Parker will make his senior debut if he makes the final 22.

Father-son recruit Mitch Wallis could also make his AFL debut for the Western Bulldogs, while potential first gamers Jared Polec and Broc McCauley are in Brisbane's squad.

Luke Hodge is likely to captain Hawthorn for the first time on Sunday against Melbourne, who have named key defender James Frawley.

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