Round 6 teams, Christian Petracca dog bite; ins and outs, SuperCoach expert advice, tips, trades


AFL: Port Adelaide player Hamish Hartlett is set to undergo a knee construction in the next 24 hours. The damage only adds to the page's growing accident department.

Devon Smith gets a handball away under pressure from Scott Pendlebury.

COLLINGWOOD has named forgotten couples Chris Mayne and Jarryd Blair for their first game in 2018.

The pair enter the line up to Richmond on Sunday and replaces Travis Varcoe and Ben Crocker, who have both been resting after a short bypass from Anzac Day.




The tigers have omitted premiership players Brandon Ellis and Jacob Townsend as well as Sam Lloyd, as Nick Vlastuin, Josh Caddy and Jack Graham return

Tyro Jack Higgins has been named for his third game.

Ellis is missing out on 111 consecutive games since round 12, 2013 – The longest strike on Richmond and No. 2 on AFL behind Cat Zach Tuohy. Dustin Martin (77 games) now has Richmond's longest current streak.


The two other teams involved in Anzac clash have both made mass changes.

Essendon has rested Tom Bellchangers and David Myers, Josh Begley lost to a knee injury, Josh Green for a hamstring injury and dropped Michael Hartley. Inclusions include Patrick Ambrose, Jayden Laverde, Ben McNiece, Matthew Leuenberger and Debutant Kobe Mutch.

The demons now recover Jordan Lewis, Tom McDonald, Bayley Fritsch and Mitch Hannan and have called the first player Charlie Spargo. [19659010] Out of the page that lost to Richmond on Tuesday night, Christian Petracca (hand), Dean Kent (hamstring) and omitted trio Josh Wagner, Jeff Garlett and Billy Stretch.

Petracca will miss Sunday's collision with Essendon due to a poorly infected dog bite wound.

Petracca had surgery on his finger on Thursday and will spend the weekend at the hospital to help stop the infection.

Petracca, 22, was bitten by one of his dogs last week and had the wounded finger bandaged and strapped for Tuesday evening loss to Richmond.

But fitness boss Dave Misson said the wound deteriorated after the match.

"There was a reasonable size of wounds on his finger," said Misson.

"But 24 hours after the game, it looked as if it was infected so he went to see a doctor and the doctor felt that he needed the wound to be cleared.

" But the infection had gone in his leg and down to his fingertips – at the top of the finger.

  Christian Petracca will not face Bombers. Pic: Getty Images

Christian Petracca Will not Meet Bombers. Pic: Getty Images Source: Getty Images

"The important thing is that the wound should remain open for three days to ensure that this infection is gone before sewing up.

" They Three days coincide with the game, and the doctor will actually have him stay at the hospital this weekend to just ensure that the infection is gone. "

In better news to the demons, the key forward Tom McDonald was named to make his return from a troublesome foul together with veteran Jordan Lewis (hand).

The couple was named on an extended bench for Bombers' collision

  Shaun Burgoyne (left) is back from a hamstring injury. Pic: AAP

Shaun Burgoyne (left) is back from a hamstring injury. Pic: AAP Source: AAP

In the meantime, Geelong will welcome back spearhead Tom Hawkins and livewire Cory Gregson to Saturday's collision with Sydney Swans.

Swans have turned to young Robbie Fox, Daniel Robinson and debutant Ben Ronke to replace injured stars Lance Franklin and Daniel Hannebery and Supply Dean Towers.

Gun veteran Shaun Burgoyne overwrites three inclusions of Hawks who lost the important duo Liam Shiels (back) and James Sicily's nightmare fought against the saints.

Richmond could be strengthened by returning premiership stars Josh Caddy, Nick Vlastuin and Jack Graham to Sunday's showdown against Collingwood at MCG.

The Magpies have named potential debutants Brayden Sier and Flynn Appleby in an extended team to replace the restrained Speedster Travis Varcoe.

No. 4 Draft Choice Luke Davies-Uniacke replaces Hannah's best and fairest winner Shaun Higgins in North Melbourne.

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Originally published as TEAMS: Forgotten Pies named, Dons swing changes



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