TEAMS: Freo gun, key Roo return for crunch clash

FREMANTLE and North Melbourne have welcomed back a key player each for their virtual elimination final on Saturday.

The Dockers will be able to unleash lively forward Kellie Gibson after a week off with concussion but lose key stopper Alex Williams to a torn ACL.

Steady Kangaroos defender Nicole Bresnehan returns after three weeks on the sideline with a wrist injury with Beth Lynch making way.

Versatile veteran Courtney Cramey returns for Adelaide after a two-week hamstring injury, as does Irishwoman Ailish Considine, while Melbourne has brought defender Ainslie Kemp in for a straight swap with Brooke Patterson.

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Nat Edwards and Sarah Black discuss the Conference A finals picture with one round of the home and away season left

Both Geelong and Greater Western Sydney have brought in a debutant for Friday night's match in Canberra, with Cats midfielder Hannah Burchell and dangerous Giants small forward Delma Gisu playing their first games.

Aasta O'Connor (suspension) and Sophie Van De Heuvel (ankle) return for the Cats, while the Giants lose Jodie Hicks and Jacinda Barclay to injury.

Brisbane has suffered a big blow, losing captain and full-back Leah Kaslar to injury ahead of Sunday's game against Collingwood, with draftee Nat Grider taking her place. The Lions must win if they are any chance of making finals.

In a loss for commentators, Lion Gabby Collingwood has been omitted for the match against the Magpies, while the Pies have made two changes, losing young defender Iilish Ross to an ankle injury and recalling first-year pair Lauren Butler and Mikala Cann.

Twins Breann (Carlton) and Celine (Western Bulldogs) Moody will go head-to-head in the ruck, after Celine was recalled to the Bulldogs' team for Sunday's AFLW Pride Game.

Young Bulldog Kate Bartlett will make her debut, while the Blues are unchanged.

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Nat Edwards and Sarah Black discuss the Conference B finals picture with one round of the home and away season left

Friday, March 15

Greater Western Sydney v Geelong at UNSW Oval, 7.15pm AEDT

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

B: P.Randall 21 E.Brush 10 A.Farrugia 18
HB: P.Monahan 28 T.Hetherington 9 N.Barr 8
C: R.Beeson 6 
HF: Y.Bonner 27 J.Dal Pos 7 E.Bennetts 22
F: D.Gisu 30 C.Staunton 13 C.Bernardi 4
Foll: E.McKinnon 23 A.Parker 3 A.Eva 2
I/C: L.Stephenson 12 H.Zreika 24 L.Whiteley 15 C.Gum 26 B.Perry 19 
Emerg: T.Mackrill 32 M.Collier 14      

In: P.Monahan, D.Gisu, H.Zreika
Out: J.Hicks (injured), J.Barclay (injured), I.Nielsen

GEELONG

B: C.Blakeway 4 R.Goring 44 M.McMahon 24
HB: M.Hickey 18 M.McDonald 11 D.Taylor 28
C: R.Cranston 30 
HF: J.Ivey 5 M.Boyd 26 S.Van De Heuvel 27
F: K.Darby 8 P.McWilliams 23 D.Orr 2
Foll: E.Hoare 46 R.Garing 12 O.Purcell 16
I/C: A.O'Connor 14 M.Clifford 7 H.Burchell 3 J.Crockett-Grills 6 M.Keryk 45 

Emerg: M.Fogas 13 G.Clarke 17      

In: S.Van De Heuvel, A.O'Connor, H.Burchell
Out: R.Caris, G.Rankin, G.Clarke 

Saturday, March 16

Melbourne v Adelaide at Casey Fields, 4.45pm AEDT

MELBOURNE

B: M.Downie 2 H.Cordner 21 K.Smith 13
HB: S.Lampard 8 C.Phillips 35 C.Emonson 11
C: E.O'Dea 5 
HF: M.Gay 3 K.Hore 10 S.Scott 12
F: E.Zanker 29 T.Cunningham 1 A.Newman 16
Foll: L.Pearce 15 L.Mithen 14 K.Paxman 4
I/C: B.Jakobsson 7 T.Hanks 28 M.Guerin 22 A.Kemp 36 S.Heath 30 
Emerg: J.Hickey 31 B.Patterson 24      

In: A.Kemp
Out: B.Patterson 

ADELAIDE

B: D.Cox 31 S.Allan 39 C.Cramey 22
HB: D.Varnhagen 9 M.Rajcic 32 J.Mules 23
C: E.Marinoff 10 
HF: E.Jones 2 C.Randall 26 D.Ponter 15
F: C.Scheer 4 E.Phillips - C 13 S.Thompson 14
Foll: J.Foley 24 A.Hatchard 33 A.Foley 3
I/C: J.McCormick 5 S.Li 19 A.Considine 16 R.Forth 27 H.Martin 6 
Emerg: S.Riley 8 M.Nankivell 12      

In: C.Cramey, A.Considine
Out: N.Gore, S.Riley 

Fremantle v North Melbourne at Fremantle Oval, 4.10pm AWST

FREMANTLE

B: S.Duffy 6 T.Bresland 5 A.Stannett 24
HB: K.Donnellan 15 E.Gooch 8 P.Seth 18
C: K.Bowers 2 
HF: A.Atkins 37 E.Antonio 12 H.Miller 19
F: K.Gibson 21 G.Houghton 27 A.Sharp 1
Foll: P.Laurie 11 D.Hooker 17 S.Cain 20
I/C: L.Mascall 14 A.Janz 30 G.O'Sullivan 22 M.Sergeant 23 M.Caulfield 10 
Emerg: L.Pugh 32 K.Grieve 13      

In: K.Gibson
Out: A.Williams (injured)

NORTH MELBOURNE

B: J.Grierson 19 D.Hardiman 31 J.Trend 21
HB: J.Duffin 27 T.Randall 16 B.Gibson 18
C: E.Kearney 9 
HF: K.Gillespie-Jones 5 J.Garner 25 S.Abbatangelo 1
F: D.Bannister 2 M.Hope 23 K.Ashmore 10
Foll: E.King 60 J.Stanton 17 J.Bruton 35
I/C: T.Mesiti 3 E.King 4 A.Drennan 8 D.Bateman 11 N.Bresnehan 12 
Emerg: E.Humphries 6 B.Lynch 20      

In: N.Bresnehan
Out: B.Lynch

Sunday March 10

Collingwood v Brisbane at Victoria Park, 2.05pm AEDT

COLLINGWOOD

B: J.Allen 6 S.Casey 22 R.Schleicher 18
HB: E.Grant 5 S.Livingstone 12 A.Brazill 10
C: B.Bonnici 8 
HF: D.Guttridge 34 J.Membrey 31 M.Shevlin 35
F: S.Rowe 7 S.D'Arcy 4 K.Stratton 41
Foll: E.Hynes 11 S.Chiocci - C 17 J.Lambert 13
I/C: S.Layton 1 K.Lynch 16 E.Fowler 15 G.Gourlay 32 S.Dargan 46 L.Butler 23 M.Cann 25 
Emerg: J.Membrey 31 E.Fowler 15 

In: L.Butler, M.Cann
Out: I.Ross (injured), J.Membrey

BRISBANE

B: N.Grider 17 S.Campbell 20 E.Bates 1
HB: S.Virgo 5 K.Lutkins 13 E.Zielke - C 8
C: B.Koenen 3 
HF: L.Arnell 16 J.Keeffe 27 J.Ellenger 29
F: J.Wuetschner 23 S.Webb 4 K.McCarthy 9
Foll: S.Frederick-Traub 14 J.Yorston 25 A.Anderson 18
I/C: P.Parker 10 L.E.Pittman 19 N.Exon 15 M.Dowrick 33 J.Tawhiao-Wardlaw 30
Emerg: L.Bella 32 J Zanchetta 7

In: N.Grider, P.Parker, E.Pittman
Out: L.Kaslar (injured), G.Collingwood, J.Zanchetta

Western Bulldogs v Carlton at VU Whitten Oval, 4.05pm AEDT 

WESTERN BULLDOGS

B: N.Ferres 16 L.Spark 11 L.Birch 18
HB: H.Scott 22 T.Ernst 19 B.Toogood 28
C: K.Lamb 27 
HF: A.McCarthy 15 B.Lochland 1 K.Bartlett 20
F: I.Huntington 4 K.Brennan - C 3 C.Moody 13
Foll: K.Rennie 24 E.Blackburn 2 M.Conti 8
I/C: E.Brown 9 A.Gogos 36 N.Callinan 10 K.McLeod 6 A.Utri 23   
Emerg: E.Gamble 14 B.Hunt 21  

In: K.Bartlett, C.Moody
Out: S.Karlson, E.Gamble

CARLTON

B: N.Stevens 21 J.Van Dyk 36 B.Walker 14
HB: J.Hosking 11 K.Harrington 9 G.Pound 6
C: K.Loynes 2 
HF: M.Prespakis 4 T.Harris 7 B.Moody 16
F: D.Vescio 3 B.Davey - C 1 G.Gee 19
Foll: A.Downie 30 S.Hosking 10 C.Dalton 15
I/C: C.Wilson 20 A.McKay 5 T.Lucas-Rodd 18 A.Mullane 8 L.Brazzale 12     
Emerg: N.Pane 32 C.Webb 17 

In: -
Out: -