AFL 2022: AFL round 15 teams and latest selection news

Geelong coach Chris Scott said he was looking forward to Patrick Dangerfield playing on Dustin Martin this week. Then he pulled a selection surprise. See all the teams.

Dustin Martin is back but Richmond has lost three premiership stars to injury for its blockbuster clash against Geelong on Saturday.

Trent Cotchin (clavicle), Noah Balta (hamstring) and Kane Lambert (hip) are all out of the team that defeated Carlton last week, along with Hugo Ralphsmith (omitted).

Martin returns after missing the Blues clash with illness alongside ruckman Ivan Soldo and midfielder Jack Ross, who was best on ground in the VFL. Last week’s medi-sub Maurice Rioli Jr is back in the starting 22 after making a big impact in his final-quarter cameo.

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But there won’t be an anticipated Martin versus Patrick Dangerfield match-up after Geelong opted against recalling its superstar.

Dangerfield hasn’t played since hurting his calf in round 10, but earlier this week coach Chris Scott said “every indication is that he’ll be ready to go”.

Instead, the Cats have added Gary Rohan, Jack Henry and Max Holme. Luke Dalhaus and Cooper Stephens were dropped and Zac Guthrie is being managed.

Football manager Simon Lloyd said the decision was made after consultation with medical staff, coaches and Dangerfield himself.

“While we had been confident that Patrick would play on Saturday, the coaches and medical team had earmarked making a final call after Wednesday’s main training session, and the decision has been made today to give him an opportunity to further build his football and training loads,” Lloyd said.

“We have been open this season in our tailored approach to players returning from injury and will continue with this approach for the long-term benefit and preparation of the team.”

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Patrick Dangerfield will miss another week with injury. Picture: Michael Klein
Patrick Dangerfield will miss another week with injury. Picture: Michael Klein

Meanwhile, St Kilda captain Jack Steele is back from a shoulder injury for the Saints’ must-win game against Sydney.

But Brad Hill won’t play due to personal reasons, Paddy Ryder has been managed and Jack Higgins was dropped. The Swans regain ruckman Tom Hickey.

Carlton has named Brodie Kemp and Josh Honey but lost Sam Durdin and Jack Martin to injury for its clash against Fremantle.

Jordan De Goey is out of Collingwood team to face GWS on Sunday as he deals with the fallout of his mid-season Bail trip. Trey Ruscoe, Caleb Poulter, Aiden Begg and Isaac Chugg have been included in the 25-man squad that will be trimmed to 22 on Friday.

The Giants have made seven changes with Tim Taranto, Phil Davis, Daniel Lloyd and mid-season draft pick Wayne Derkson – an athletic key forward – among the ins.

Kyle Langford will play his first game for Essendon since injuring his hamstring in round 1. Will Snelling and Nick Bryan are also into the Bombers team to face West Coast, and Darcy Parish will miss another week with a calf injury. Andrew McGrath (adductor) is out injured and Brayden Ham and Andrew Phillips have been omitted.

In other teams news, Hawthorn lost Will Day to Health and Safety Protocols but named mid-season draft pick James Blanck for his AFL debut.

Port Adelaide regains Travis Boak among five ins, also including potential debutant Taj Schofield, the son of 2004 premiership player Jarrad Schofield.

Forgotten Bomber Kyle Langford. Picture: Michael Klein
Forgotten Bomber Kyle Langford. Picture: Michael Klein

On Thursday night, Steven May will be out to repay Melbourne when he returns to the team to face Brisbane at the MCG.

The Dees recalled forward Sam Weideman along with youngster Toby Bedford, and will back young gun Luke Jackson to shoulder the ruck duties.

Mitch Brown (omitted) and Daniel Turner (injured) will also go out of the side, along with last week’s medi-sub Kade Chandler.

May returns from the one-match club suspension following his restaurant brawl with teammate Jake Melksham.

The Demons have lost their past three matches and face a second-placed Lions side, which will be without skipper Dayne Zorko (hamstring), Darcy Gardiner (lungs) and Zac Bailey (HS protocol), while medi-sub Darcy Fort has also lost his spot.

Jack Payne, Tom Berry and James Tunstill come into the side, with Darcy Fort named as the sub.

AFL ROUND 15 TEAMS

MELBOURNE v BRISBANE LIONS

Thursday June 23, 7:20pm at the MCG

DEMONS

B: J.Harmes H.Petty S.May

HB: J.Jordon J.Lever C.Salem

C: A.Brayshaw C.Petracca E.Langdon

HF B.Brown B.Fritsch T.Sparrow

F: A.Neal-Bullen S.Weideman C.Spargo

Foll: L.Jackson C.Oliver J.Viney (c)

Int: T.Bedford M.Hibberd J.Bowey K.Pickett

Emg: A.Tomlinson L.Dunstan M.Brown J.Hunt

In: S.May, S.Weideman, T.Bedford

Out: M.Brown (Omitted), D.Turner (Injured), M.Gawn (Injured), K.Chandler (Medi-Sub)

LIONS

B: J.Payne H.Andrews (c) M.Adams

HB: B.Starcevich D.Rich N.Answerth

C: J.Berry T.Berry H.McCluggage

HF: C.Rayner E.Hipwood L.McCarthy

F; D.McStay J.Daniher C.Cameron

Foll: O.McInerney J.Lyons L.Neale

Int: D.Robertson M.Robinson K.Coleman J.Tunstill

Emg: C.Ah Chee J.Madden D.Fort R.Lester

In: J.Payne, T.Berry, J.Tunstill

Out: D.Gardiner (Injured), D.Zorko (Injured), D.Fort (Medi-Sub), Z.Bailey (HS Protocol)

WESTERN BULLDOGS v HAWTHORN

Friday June 24, 7:00pm at Marvel Stadium

BULLDOGS

B: E.Richards, R.Gardner, T.O’Brien

HB: C.Daniel, A.Keath, B.Dale

C: B.Williams, J.Macrae, A.Scott

HF: J.Johannisen, J.Ugle-Hagan, T.Liberatore

F: M.Bontempelli, A.Naughton, C.Weightman

FOLL: J.Sweet, J.Dunkley, A.Treloar

I/C: R.West, H.Crozier, R.McComb, J.Schache

EMG: B.Khamis, D.Bedendo, L.McNeil, R.Garcia

IN: J.Sweet, H.Crozier

OUT: T.Duryea, T.English (both injured), L.McNeil (sub)

HAWKS

B: B.Hardwick, J.Sicily, J.Blanck

HB: C.Jiath, J.Impey, H.Morrison

C: C.Nash, T.Mitchell, L.Bramble

HF: L.Shiels, L.Breust, D.Moore

F: J.Koschitzke, M.Lewis, C.Macdonald

FOLL: N.Reeves, J.Newcombe, J.O’Meara

I/C: J.Worpel, D.Howe, J.Scrimshaw, S.Butler

EMG: J.Morris, F.Maginness, D.Grainger-Barras, J.Callow

IN: J.Blanck, J.Impey, M.Lewis, C.Macdonald, J.Worpel

OUT: J.Callow, K.Hartigan (both omitted), S.Frost, C.Wingard (both injured), J.Morris (sub), W.Day (HS Protocol)

WEST COAST v ESSENDON

Friday June 24, 8:40pm at Optus Stadium

EAGLES

B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, L.Duggan

HB: J.Jones, J.Rotham, E.Yeo

C: C.West, T.Kelly, J.Redden

HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, W.Rioli

F: L.Ryan, J.Kennedy, J.Waterman

FOLL: B.Williams, L.Shuey, A.Gaff

I/C: B.Hough, J.Petruccelle, R.Bazzo, C.Jamieson

EMG: A.Witherden, L.Foley, G.Clark, H.Edwards

IN: J.Rotham, T.Kelly, L.Ryan

OUT: J.Nelson (omitted), J.McGovern, D.Sheed (both injured), G.Clark (sub)

BOMBERS

B: J.Kelly, J.Laverde, J.Ridley

HB: M.Redman, D.Heppell, N.Hind

C: W.Snelling, Z.Merrett, S.Durham

HF: D.Shiel, K.Langford, M.D’Ambrosio

F: P.Wright, J.Stringer, H.Jones

FOLL: S.Draper, J.Caldwell, N.Martin

I/C: M.Guelfi, A.Perkins, B.Hobbs, N.Bryan

EMG: B.Ham, B.Zerk-Thatcher, A.Waterman, T.Cutler

IN: W.Snelling, K.Langford, N.Bryan

OUT: B.Ham (omitted), A.McGrath (injured), A.Phillips (managed), J.Stewart (sub)

CARLTON v FREMANTLE

Saturday June 25, 1:45pm at Marvel Stadium

BLUES

B: A.Saad, Le. Young, B.Kemp

HB: N.Newman, L.Plowman, S.Docherty

C: J.Newnes, P.Cripps, M.Cottrell

HF: C.Durdin, C.Curnow, M.Owies

F: J.Honey, H.McKay, Z.Fisher

FOLL: T.De Koning, S.Walsh, G.Hewett

I/C: J.Boyd, J.Silvagni, L.O’Brien, M.Kennedy

EMG: W.Setterfield, J.Motlop, L.Fogarty, L.Stocker

IN: B.Kemp, J.Honey

OUT: S.Durdin, J.Martin (both injured), L.Fogarty (sub)

DOCKERS

B: B.Walker, A.Pearce, H.Young

HB: B.Cox, L.Ryan, E.Hughes

C: J.Aish, A.Brayshaw, J.Clark

HF: L.Henry, L.Schultz, T.Colyer

F: N.Fyfe, R.Lobb, G.Logue

FOLL: S.Darcy, W.Brodie, C.Serong

I/C: M.Taberner, D.Mundy, M.Frederick, B.Banfield

EMG: M.Crowden, D.Tucker, S.Sturt, L.Meek

IN: L.Henry, M.Taberner, M.Frederick

OUT: B.Acres, S.Switkowski, M.Walters (all injured), D.Tucker (sub)

GEELONG v RICHMOND

Saturday June 25, 4:35pm at the MCG

CATS

B: T.Stewart, S.De Koning, T.Atkins

HB: J.Bews, M.Blicavs, J.Kolodjashnij

C: M.Duncan, C.Guthrie, I.Smith

HF: Z.Tuohy, J.Cameron, G.Miers

F: B.Close, T.Hawkins, T.Stengle

FOLL: R.Stanley, J.Selwood, M.Holmes

I/C: J.Henry, M.O’Connor, S.Menegola, G.Rohan

EMG: C.Stephens, Z.Guthrie, L.Dahlhaus, S.Neale

IN: M.Holmes, J.Henry, G.Rohan

OUT: C.Stephens, L.Dahlhaus (both omitted), Z.Guthrie (managed), F.Evans (sub)

TIGERS

B: D.Grimes, R.Tarrant, N.Broad

HB: L.Baker, N.Vlastuin, D.Rioli

C: M.Pickett, J.Short, K.McIntosh

HF: M.Rioli, J.Clarke, S.Bolton

F: J.Riewoldt, D.Martin, T.Lynch

FOLL: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, J.Ross

I/C: J.Gibcus, S.Edwards, J.Graham, I.Soldo

EMG: B.Miller, H.Ralphsmith, T.Dow, J.Aarts

IN: D.Martin, J.Ross, I.Soldo

OUT: H.Ralphsmith (omitted), K.Lambert, T.Cotchin, N.Balta (all injured)

SYDNEY SWANS v ST KILDA

Saturday June 25, 7:25pm at the SCG

SWANS

B: D.Rampe, T.McCartin, P.McCartin

HB: J.McInerney, H.Cunningham, J.Lloyd

C: O.Florent, L.Parker, N.Blakey

HF: W.Hayward, E.Gulden, S.Reid

F: I.Heeney, L.Franklin, T.Papley

FOLL: T.Hickey, C.Mills, C.Warner

I/C: R.Clarke, B.Campbell, L.McDonald, J.Rowbottom

EMG: H.McLean, R.Fox, S.Wicks, D.Stephens

IN: T.Hickey, R.Clarke

OUT: P.Ladhams (suspended), C.O’Riordan (injured), S.Wicks (omitted)

SAINTS

B: C.Wilkie, D.Howard, J.Battle

HB: H.Clark, J.Sinclair, J.Webster

C: R.Byrnes, B.Crouch, J.Billings

HF: B.Long, T.Membrey, J.Gresham

F: D.Butler, M.King, Z.Jones

FOLL: R.Marshall, J.Steele, S.Ross

I/C: M.Windhager, B.Paton, N.Wanganeen-Milera, C.Sharman

EMG: D.Joyce, J.Lienert, M.Wood, J.Higgins

IN: J.Steele, C.Sharman

OUT: B.Hill (personal reasons), J.Higgins (omitted), P.Ryder (managed)

NORTH MELBOURNE v ADELAIDE CROWS

Sunday June 26, 1:10pm at Blundstone Arena

KANGAROOS

B: L.McDonald, A.Corr, J.Walker

HB: J.Archer, B.McKay, K.Turner

C: A.Hall, L.Davies-Uniacke, H.Greenwood

HF: T.Thomas, N.Larkey, P.Curtis

F: C.Zurhaar, T.Xerri, C.Taylor

FOLL: T.Goldstein, J.Simpkin, J.Anderson

I/C: J.Stephenson, B.Scott, A.Bonar, T.Powell

EMG: F.Perez, K.Hayden, C.Lazzaro, C.Coleman-Jones

IN: J.Archer, B.McKay, T.Thomas, C.Zurhaar, A.Bonar

OUT: La. Young (suspended), J.Horne-Francis (suspended), J.Ziebell (injured), C.Lazzaro (sub), K.Hayden, F.Perez (both omitted)

CROWS

B: T.Doedee, J.Butts, P.Parnell

HB: B.Smith, N.Murray, W.Hamill

C: J.Hately, R.Laird, J.Dawson

HF: N.McHenry, D.Fogarty, J.Soligo

F: S.McAdam, T.Walker, J.Rowe

FOLL: R.O’Brien, B.Keays, S.Berry

I/C: H.Schoenberg, J.Rachele, M.Hinge, W.Milera

EMG: M.Crouch, L.Murphy, C.Jones, E.Himmelberg

IN: H.Schoenberg, M.Hinge

OUT: R.Thilthorpe (injured), M.Crouch, L.Murphy (both omitted)

COLLINGWOOD v GWS GIANTS

Sunday June 26, 3:20pm at the MCG

MAGPIES

B: B.Maynard, D.Moore, I.Quaynor

HB: S.Pendlebury, J.Howe, I.Chugg

C: N.Murphy, J.Crisp, J.Daicos

HF: J.Elliott, B.Mihocek, B.McCreery

F: J.Ginnivan, D.Cameron, T.Adams

FOLL: M.Cox, P.Lipinski, N.Daicos

I/C: S.Sidebottom, J.Noble, O.Henry, W.Hoskin-Elliott

EMG: T.Brown, T.Ruscoe, C.Poulter, A.Begg

IN: I.Chugg

OUT: J.De Goey (personal reasons), T.Brown (sub)

GIANTS

B: C.Idun, S.Taylor, I.Cumming

HB: A.Kennedy, N.Haynes, L.Ash

C: L.Whitfield, T.Green, C.Ward

HF: S.Coniglio, H.Himmelberg, J.Riccardi

F: D.Lloyd, J.Hogan, T.Greene

FOLL: L.Keeffe, J.Kelly, X.O’Halloran

I/C: J.Wehr, T.Bruhn, P.Davis, T.Taranto

EMG: J.Brander, W.Derksen, K.Briggs, C.Brown

IN: D.Lloyd, X.O’Halloran, P.Davis, T.Taranto

OUT: Z.Sproule (omitted), B.Preuss (suspended), J.Peatling, R.Angwin (both injured), J.Brander (sub)

PORT ADELAIDE v GOLD COAST SUNS

Sunday June 26, 4:10pm at Adelaide Oval

POWER

B: R.Burton, T.Jonas, T.McKenzie

HB: R.Bonner, A.Aliir, D.Houston

C: K.Amon, W.Drew, K.Farrell

HF: J.Mead, T.Marshall, C.Rozee

F: M.Georgiades, C.Dixon, S.Powell-Pepper

FOLL: J.Finlayson, O.Wines, T.Boak

I/C: L.Jones, X.Duursma, M.Frederick, S.Motlop

EMG: S.Mayes, J.Burgoyne, T.Schofield, M.Bergman

IN: T.McKenzie, T.Boak, S.Motlop

OUT: T.Clurey, D.Byrne-Jones (both HS Protocol), Z.Butters, B.Teakle (both injured)

SUNS

B: S.Lemmens, S.Collins, C.Graham

HB: O.Markov, C.Ballard, J.Farrar

C: D.Swallow, N.Anderson, B.Ellis

HF: B.Ainsworth, M.Chol, N.Holman

F: I.Rankine, L.Casboult, S.Flanders

FOLL: J.Witts, M.Rowell, T.Miller

I/C: M.Rosas, J.Bowes, C.Burgess, A.Davies

EMG: R.Atkins, S.Day, B.Fiorini, E.Hollands

IN: M.Rosas, C.Burgess

OUT: J.Jeffrey, C.Budarick, W.Powell (all injured)

Weitering closes on return from injury

Carlton’s most important defender Jacob Weitering is edging closer to a return from his shoulder injury and could be back in time to take on St Kilda – and Max King – in round 16.

It is understood Weitering has made significant progress in recent weeks following his surgery and if he can get the medical go-ahead he is a chance of taking on the Saints.

Weitering was subbed out of the opening term of the Blues’ loss to Collingwood last month.

He was initially ruled out for six matches, which would have taken him through to the West Coast game in round 17, but he is now given a chance to return a week earlier than expected.

The vice-captain’s diligence in his preparation and rehabilitation has given him a 50-50 chance of playing against St Kilda on Friday week, which would be an enormous fillip for the injury-ravaged Blues defence.

The Blues will be missing Weitering, Oscar McDonald, Caleb Marchbank, Mitch McGovern, Zac Williams, Luke Parks and Sam Durdin when they take on the Dockers on Saturday.

Jacob Weitering is closing on a return for the Blues. Picture: Michael Klein
Jacob Weitering is closing on a return for the Blues. Picture: Michael Klein

Michael Voss has had to put together a makeshift defence in recent weeks, but the leadership and running capacity of smaller defenders Sam Docherty and Adam Saad has helped mitigate some of the pain.

Weitering has been participating in some of the training drills across the past week, but will aim to increase the tempo early next week if he gets the go-ahead from the medical and conditioning team.

Last year’s Coleman Medallist Harry McKay said Weitering had surprised teammates with how well he has come back.

“I don’t want to jinx Weitering, but he’s on track for a positive return, I’m not exactly sure (when he is back),” McKay said on SEN.

“The other day we had training and I saw him barking orders and running around and I had to look twice because he was moving really well.”

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