ST KILDA has made four changes for its AFLW clash against Geelong on Friday night after being decimated by injuries ahead of the crucial round four match.
Winger Molly McDonald (quad), tough utility Nadia von Bertouch (plantar fascia), and Alison Brown (hamstring) will miss with injury, while injury-replacement player Jess Matin has been omitted.
The Saints have called on Tamara Luke, Bianca Jakobsson, debutant Rebecca Ott and Tahlia Meyer as they push to end a two-match losing streak.
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McDonald re-injured her left quad following the round two loss against Carlton and faces three weeks on the sidelines.
Von Bertouch will miss with a plantar fascia issue, pulling up sore this week after receiving injections for pain relief against the Blues.
Geelong has made one change for the clash, managing Rebecca Goring and naming Laura Gardiner for her AFLW debut.
Friday, February 19
St Kilda v Geelong at RSEA Park, 7.10pm AEDT
B: H.Priest 14 T.Luke 22
HB: J.Van Dyk 36 R.Watt - C 7 T.White 29
C: C.Phillips 35 T.Smith 6 B.Jakobsson 8
HF: D.Guttridge 5 K.McCarthy 9 J.Vogt 10
F: C.Greiser 17 K.Shierlaw 12
Foll: R.Ott 20 G.Patrikios 21 N.Exon 15
I/C: T.Meyer 34 I.Shannon 11 C.Whitfort 4 T.Lucas-Rodd 18 R.Dillon 25
Emerg: A.Burke 3 J.Matin 19
In: T.Luke, B.Jakobsson, R.Ott, T.Meyer
Out: J.Matin (omitted), A.Brown (hamstring), N.von Bertouch (foot), M.McDonald (quad)
New: Rebecca Ott
B: M.Keryk 45 M.McMahon 24
HB: J.Ivey 5 M.McDonald - C 11 S.Van De Heuvel 27
C: A.McDonald 3 R.Webster 21 D.Taylor 28
HF: D.Higgins 2 P.McWilliams 23 R.Cranston 30
F: O.Barber 15 S.Williams 25
Foll: A.O'Connor 14 J.Crockett-Grills 6 O.Purcell 16
I/C: L.Gardiner 18 N.Garner 22 G.Rankin 10 R.Garing 12 M.Boyd 26
Emerg: D.Moloney 4 G.Clarke 17
Out: R.Goring (managed)
New: Laura Gardiner
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