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Magpies leave out Jolly to face the Dogs

By Greg Buckle 28/04/2011 07:45:39 PM Comments (0)

AFL premiers Collingwood will be without injured ruckman Darren Jolly for Sunday's clash with the Western Bulldogs at the MCG.

The unbeaten Magpies recalled Cameron Wood for his second game of the season to play first ruck against Will Minson in the absence of two-time premiership-winning star Jolly.

Jolly, 29, had returned from a week's rest to be one of Collingwood's best in the Anzac Day win over Essendon.

But the second-year Magpie and ex-Swan has been ruled out of Sunday's round-six game with what coach Mick Malthouse described as a "crook knee".

Small forward Andrew Krakouer has won a recall while ruckman Cameron Wood, Simon Buckley and John McCarthy have been named for the competition-leading Magpies.

The ninth-placed Bulldogs have rested star forward Barry Hall with an ankle injury while Shaun Higgins and Ben Hudson are both out with "soreness".

St Kilda key forward Justin Koschitzke is out with an ankle injury for Saturday's game against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium with Rhys Stanley dropped as Jason Blake and Will Johnson come into the side.

Bernie Vince, Adelaide's club champion in 2009, has been dropped alongside Andy Otten for the 13th-placed Crows.

Adelaide have included Matthew Wright and Phil Davis.

Fourth-placed Carlton named an unchanged side for Friday night's SCG clash with the Swans, despite concerns earlier this week over Chris Yarran's hamstring.

Yarran has been selected in the back pocket.

Eighth-placed Sydney recalled premiership-winning defender Tadhg Kennelly and Jarred Moore for Gary Rohan (knee) and Alex Johnson (hamstring).

Sixth-placed Essendon named Dustin Fletcher at fullback for Sunday's game at Etihad Stadium against Gold Coast, despite doubts over his fitness because of a knee problem.

The Bombers have included Andrew Welsh, Alwyn Davey and Michael Hibberd in their 25-man squad, with key forward Patrick Ryder set to play his 100th game.

The Suns, coming off their historic first AFL win last week, lose key defender Nathan Bock to suspension.

Gold Coast named Northern Territory teenager Steven May at centre half-back on debut and two other potential debutants, Liam Patrick from NT and South Australia's Hayden Jolly, were included in the 25-man squad.

Richmond recalled Jake Batchelor, who was a late withdrawal from last week's selected side because of foot soreness, for suspended defender Daniel Jackson.

The 12th-placed Tigers will host Brisbane at the MCG on Saturday, with the Lions recalling youngster Claye Beams and Matt Maguire for his first senior game of the season.

Meanwhile, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott hopes the inclusion of debutant teenager Kieran Harper for Saturday's game against Port Adelaide will add speed to their midfield.

Bottom side North dropped Robbie Tarrant, Cruize Garlett and Cameron Richardson after last week's loss to Richmond, promoting Ben Speight and Jamie MacMillan for the Etihad Stadium clash.

Port made three changes after their embarrassing loss to the Gold Coast, dropping Steven Salopek, Jacob Surjan and Jason Davenport.

With only one win from five games, Port regain ruckman Dean Brogan from an ankle injury and triple club champion Kane Cornes, who was controversially dropped two weeks ago.

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