TEAMS: Crows make massive statement, Dockers shape up for blockbuster

ADELAIDE has made a host of changes ahead of its match against the Western Bulldogs, as it aims to lock in a finals position.

The Crows have welcomed back goalsneak Danielle Ponter (groin) and Hannah Button (shoulder) from one week on the sidelines, while Renee Forth and ruck Rhiannon Metcalfe have been recalled.

The experienced Jess Sedunary, Hannah Munyard, Lisa Whiteley and Chelsea Biddell make way, meaning the Crows will field two rucks with Metcalfe and Caitlin Gould.

By contrast, the Dogs have made just one change up forward, bringing in youngster Nell Morris-Dalton for Dani Marshall.

After one of the club's best wins, Melbourne will take an unchanged line-up into its big clash against Fremantle, while the Dockers have selected Bianca Webb in place of Katie-Jayne Grieve.

Late call-up Katelyn Pope – who earned her contract on the eve of the season – has big shoes to fill, taking the spot of suspended West Coast skipper Emma Swanson, who has been rubbed out for the remainder of the season after a rough conduct charge.

Opponents Richmond have made just one change after knocking off Gold Coast, selecting Hannah Burchell after a week's rest, with recruit Sarah Dargan making way.

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Sunday, March 21

Richmond v West Coast at Swinburne Centre, 12.40pm AEDT

RICHMOND

B: R.Miller 15 H.Cordner 23  
HB: S.D'Arcy 12 A.Makur Chuot 34 I.Ross 21
C: S.Molan 1 S.Hosking 7 T.Lavey 37
HF: M.Brancatisano 5 C.Bernardi 6 E.McKenzie 22
F: T.Stahl 24 C.Wakefield 8
Foll: G.Seymour 28 K.Brennan - C 3 M.Conti 4
I/C: L.McClelland 16 K.Dempsey 19 H.Burchell 9 K.Jacques 10 S.Frederick 14  

Emerg: P.Monahan 2 S.Dargan 17  
      
In: H.Burchell
Out: S.Dargan (omitted)

WEST COAST

B: A.Ward 33 C.Perera 27  
HB: L.Gauci 26 B.Smith 14 C.Guard 4
C: N.Kelly 12 M.Collier 8 I.Lewis 6
HF: G.Kelly 15 I.Cameron 19 S.Davison 28
F: A.Janz 37 A.Atkins 9
Foll: P.Laurie - C 25 K.Gibson 2 A.McCarthy 11
I/C: M.Caulfield 10 K.Pope 29 M.Bowen 1 H.Bullas 24 B.Green 3  

Emerg: K.Orme 32 S.McDonald 35  

In: K.Pope
Out: E.Swanson (suspension)

Adelaide v Western Bulldogs at Norwood Oval, 3.40pm ACDT

ADELAIDE

B: R.Forth 27 M.Rajcic 32  
HB: A.Foley 3 S.Allan 39 N.Allen 8
C: S.Thompson 14 A.Hatchard 33 J.Mules 23
HF: A.Woodland 24 C.Randall - C 26 C.Scheer 4
F: D.Ponter 15 E.Jones 2
Foll: R.Metcalfe 11 E.Marinoff 10 E.Phillips 13
I/C: T.Charlton 25 C.Gould 1 R.Martin 5 D.Varnhagen 9 H.Button 6  

Emerg: A.Considine 16 L.Whiteley 22    

In: R.Forth, D.Ponter, R.Metcalfe, H.Button
Out: H.Munyard (omitted), J.Sedunary (omitted), L.Whiteley (omitted), C.Biddell (omitted)

WESTERN BULLDOGS

B: N.Ferres 16 E.Gamble 14  
HB: A.Guest 19 K.Lynch 10 E.Brown 9
C: S.Hartwig 15 E.Blackburn - C 2 B.Lochland 1
HF: G.Newton 5 I.Huntington 4 K.McLeod 6
F: B.Toogood 8 N.Morris-Dalton 25
Foll: C.Moody 13 J.Fitzgerald 23 K.Lamb 27
I/C: B.Gutknecht 18 E.Georgostathis 17 H.Scott 22 I.Pritchard 20 G.Lagioia 12  

Emerg: B.Hunt 21 D.Marshall 26  
      
In: N.Morris-Dalton
Out: D.Marshall (omitted)

Fremantle v Melbourne at Fremantle Oval, 3.10pm AWST

FREMANTLE

B: A.Stannett 4 J.Cuthbertson 29  
HB: P.Seth 18 E.O'Driscoll 3 M.Sergeant 23
C: E.Antonio 12 J.Stewart 7 S.Cain 20
HF: K.Antonio - C 15 R.Roux 17 G.O'Sullivan 22
F: G.Houghton 27 S.Duffy 6
Foll: M.Strom 21 K.Bowers 2 H.Miller 19
I/C: B.Webb 26 T.Haynes 33 L.Pugh 32 A.Sharp 1 S.Verrier 5  

Emerg: K.Grieve 13 M.Hyde 28  

In: B.Webb
Out: K.Grieve (omitted)

MELBOURNE

B: G.Colvin 32 L.Birch 9  
HB: S.Heath 30 S.Lampard 8 S.Goldrick 23
C: C.Sherriff 18 E.Zanker 29 E.McNamara 22
HF: J.Parry 19 K.Hore 10 S.Scott 12
F: M.Gay 3 D.Pearce - C 6
Foll: L.Pearce 15 K.Paxman 4 T.Hanks 5
I/C: L.Magee 26 B.Tarrant 20 L.Mithen 14 T.Cunningham 1 A.Bannan 16  

Emerg: C.Emonson 11 N.McEvoy 17  

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