ALL-AUSTRALIAN defenders Chelsea Randall and Jess Duffin will make their long-awaited returns to footy during Sunday's practice matches.
Adelaide's Randall (ACL) will also be joined by fellow returnee Jess Sedunary, who spent the 2020 season with St Kilda before going back to South Australia.
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The Crows will field all three of their draftees – Teah Charlton, Rachelle Martin and former Demon Ash Woodland – as well as recruits Hannah Munyard and Lisa Whiteley, but Chloe Scheer (knee) is still sidelined.
Whiteley will be facing her former side GWS, which will also have plenty of new faces, including Irish rookie Bríd Stack, star draftee Tarni Evans and former WNBL player Erin Todd.
We'll have to wait a little longer for an Allan sister face-off, as Giants ruck Jess (army commitments in Canberra) has not been named to play against sister Sarah. Britt Tully and Katherine Smith (knee injuries) join her on the sidelines, with all three hoping to play in round one.
With Lou Stephenson still in Sydney completing her firefighting training, Inner West Magpie and former VFLW Hawk Pip Peschke - a small contested mid/forward - has joined the club as an interim replacement player.
Duffin sat out North Melbourne's 2020 season, giving birth to baby Georgie in June, and will be a welcome return for the Roos.
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She will be joined by five fresh faces in the blue and white stripes: Bella Eddey, Alice O'Loughlin, father-daughter selection Amy Smith, Brooke Brown and Georgia Hammond.
Opponent Collingwood will trial six newbies against the Roos, including its own father-daughter pick in Tarni Brown, the daughter of former captain Gavin.
Former Dee Aliesha Newman will pull on the Magpie jumper for the first time, while Ash Brazill (ACL), Abbey Green (knee), Sarah Rowe and Kirsty Stratton won't play.
*All matches are closed to the public
Sunday January 17
Collingwood v North Melbourne at Ikon Park
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Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney at Norwood Oval
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