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AFL Changes – Round 13

AFL Changes – Round 13

SYDNEY have regained speedy forward Gary Rohan for their pivotal AFL clash with Richmond, who have named an unchanged team for the first time this season.

Swans ruckman Kurt Tippett has failed to win back his spot after being dropped for last week’s win over the Western Bulldogs.

Rohan, a late withdrawal from that match, returns at the expense of Lewis Melican in the only change made by coach John Longmire.

The fourth-placed Tigers, coming off their bye round, stuck with the same 22 who defeated North Melbourne in round 11.

In other significant round-13 selection moves, Bulldogs veteran Matthew Boyd, Port Adelaide defender Jasper Pittard and St Kilda young gun Jack Steele were all dropped.

Steele’s omission was one of three changes for the Saints, who regained star veteran Nick Riewoldt from a knee injury and included Luke Dunstan and Jack Lonie.

Paddy McCartin (knee) and Nathan Wright (shoulder) also departed the team smashed last week by Adelaide.

North brought in Declan Mountford to replaced Ed Vickers-Willis (knee) for the Friday night clash at Etihad Stadium.

Travis Cloke is also out for the Dogs due to soreness as they prepare to face Melbourne on Sunday at Etihad Stadium.

Marcus Adams departs with a foot injury and Tim English and Fletcher Roberts are omitted by coach Luke Beveridge, who regains veteran defender Dale Morris from an ankle injury.

Tom Boyd and Tom Liberatore were among eight additions to an extended Bulldogs squad.

The Demons, yet to drop anyone from their squad, added Ben Kennedy, Sam Weideman and Jake Spencer.

All-Australian ruckman Max Gawn was given another week to prove he’s over a serious hamstring injury.

Port host Brisbane on Saturday and coach Ken Hinkley has made three unforced changes after his side’s 70-point drubbing by Essendon.

Brendon Ah Chee and Jimmy Toumpas will join Pittard in the reserves, while Jake Neade, Aaron Young and Dan Houston are included.

The Lions named the same team who upset Fremantle.

Carlton regained lively youngster Sam Petrevski-Seton and recalled Blaine Boekhorst for their encounter with an unchanged Gold Coast for Saturday night’s game at Metricon Stadium.

© AAP 2017

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