TEAMS: Pies get backline boost, has Daisy done enough?

COLLINGWOOD has regained integral small defender Sophie Casey for its preliminary final against Brisbane.

Casey missed last week with concussion, and after 10 consecutive games, winger Joanna Lin is desperately unlucky to be dropped.

The Lions have had a defensive boost of their own, regaining the fearless Shannon Campbell after also missing with concussion.

Rheanne Lugg, who had originally been called in as cover for Campbell, has made way.

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Daisy Pearce's bid to recover from a damaged MCL has fallen short, with Melbourne taking in an unchanged side for its preliminary final against Adelaide.

The Crows are also unchanged, with forwards Chelsea Biddell and Ailish Considine the emergencies.

Niamh McEvoy and Megan Fitzsimon are the Demons' emergencies.

Saturday, April 10

Adelaide v Melbourne at the Adelaide Oval, 1.40pm ACST

ADELAIDE

B: A.Foley 3 M.Rajcic 32  
HB: N.Allen 8 S.Allan 39 S.Thompson 14
C: T.Charlton 25 E.Phillips 13 J.Mules 23
HF: R.Martin 5 C.Randall - C 26 C.Scheer 4
F: A.Woodland 24 E.Jones 2
Foll: R.Metcalfe 11 E.Marinoff 10 A.Hatchard 33
I/C: C.Gould 1 D.Varnhagen 9 D.Ponter 15 D.Cox 31 H.Button 6  

Emerg: C.Biddell 12 A.Considine 16 

No change

MELBOURNE

B: L.Magee 26 L.Birch 9  
HB: S.Heath 30 S.Lampard 8 M.Downie 2
C: C.Sherriff 18 E.Zanker 29 E.McNamara 22
HF: J.Parry 19 K.Hore 10 S.Scott 12
F: M.Gay 3 A.Bannan 16
Foll: L.Pearce 15 K.Paxman - C 4 T.Hanks 5
I/C: G.Colvin 32 C.Emonson 11 L.Mithen 14 T.Cunningham 1 B.Tarrant 20  

Emerg: N.McEvoy 17 M.Fitzsimon 24 

No change

Brisbane v Collingwood at the Gabba, 4.10pm AEST

BRISBANE

B: E.Zielke - C 8 S.Campbell 20  
HB: K.Lutkins 13 N.Grider 10 B.Koenen 3
C: O.O'Dwyer 9 C.Svarc 25 S.Conway 12
HF: G.Bodey 15 D.Davidson 14 L.Arnell 16
F: J.Wardlaw 30 C.Hodder 21
Foll: T.Hickie 24 A.Anderson 18 E.Bates 1
I/C: I.Tahau 26 J.Ellenger 5 I.Dawes 17 J.Wuetschner 23 T.Smith 31  

Emerg: M.Moloney 28 R.Lugg 11 

In: S.Campbell
Out: R.Lugg (omitted)

COLLINGWOOD

B: R.Schleicher 18 A.Porter 9  
HB: A.Brazill 10 S.Livingstone 12 S.Casey 22
C: S.Chiocci 17 J.Lambert 13 E.Fowler 15
HF: A.Sheridan 14 S.Alexander 24 K.Stratton 41
F: C.Molloy 2 M.Cann 25
Foll: S.Norder 1 B.Davey - C 3 B.Bonnici 8
I/C: E.O'Dea 50 S.Rowe 7 T.Brown 26 B.Smith 19 M.Shevlin 35  

Emerg: J.Lin 20 A.Newman 16 

In: S.Casey
Out: J.Lin (omitted)

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