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AFL: After 10 months on the sidelines, experienced Swans forward Sam Reid is expected to play in the club's first JLT clash against the Giants.

Isabel Huntington has been named for her first AFLW match since Round 2 last season. Picture: AAPSource:AAP

Western Bulldogs forward Brooke Lochland will make a shock return in her side’s must-win clash against Fremantle alongside Isabel Huntington on Sunday.

Lochland, last year’s leading goalkicker, broke her fibula on the eve of the season and had surgery and a plate inserted on January 22.

The 2017 No.1 draft pick Huntington ruptured her right ACL in Round 2 last season and suffered a minor setback during the pre-season.

“It’s a pretty surreal feeling,” Huntington, who had a knee reconstruction on her left knee as a school kid in 2016, said.

“The rehab journey’s been long to finally be named and to be able to run out on the field is pretty amazing for me.

“I think I’m just going to lap it up as much as I can and just enjoy it.

“ … It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster journey for me physically and emotionally as well.

“I think it will be a pretty special moment for (my family) as well, given they’ve ridden the journey with me.”

Brooke Lochland’s return is a boost for the Bulldogs. Picture: Michael Klein

Brooke Lochland’s return is a boost for the Bulldogs. Picture: Michael KleinSource:News Corp Australia

North Melbourne has regained star debutant Courteney Munn for its top of Conference A clash with Adelaide at Werribee on Sunday.

The Crows are without defender Courtney Cramey (hamstring) as the Kangaroos seek to remain the only unbeaten side in the competition.

Collingwood has been bolstered by the return of Ash Brazill for it’s Saturday night clash with Carlton at Ikon Park.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Brisbane v Geelong

Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, 3.45pm AEST

Lions

B: M.Dowrick 33, L.Kaslar (c) 11, S.Campbell 20

HB: S.Virgo 5, K.Lutkins 13, E.Bates 1

C: B.Koenen 3

HF: E.Zielke 8, J.Tawhiao-Wardlaw 30, L.Arnell 16

F: J.Wuetschner 23, J.Keeffe 27, J.Zanchetta 7

Foll: S.Frederick-Traub 14, N.Exon 15, A.Anderson 18

I/C: A.Clarke 21, G.Collingwood 28, M.Hunt 6, K.McCarthy 9, J.Yorston 25

Emg: N.Grider 17, E.Pittman 19

In: L.Kaslar

Out: N.Grider

Cats

B: A.Teague 40, R.Goring (c) 44, M.McMahon 24

HB: M.Hickey (c), M.McDonald 11, D.Taylor 28

C: R.Cranston 30

HF: D.Orr 2, K.Darby 8, S.Van De Heuvel 27

F: M.Clifford 7, P.McWilliams 23, J.Ivey 5

Foll: E.Hoare 46, M.Keryk 45, O.Purcell 16

I/C: R.Caris 1, R.Garing 12, G.Clarke 17, J.Crockett-Grills 6, C.Blakeway 4

Emg: G.Rankin 10, M.Fogas 13

In: K.Darby, R.Caris

Out: A.O’Connor (suspension), M.Boyd (suspension)

Carlton v Collingwood

Ikon Park, 7.10pm AEDT

Blues

B: N.Stevens 21, J.Van Dyk 36, J.Hosking 11

HB: S.Hosking 10, K.Harrington 9, G.Pound 6

C: A.McKay 5

HF: M.Prespakis 4, T.Harris 7, B.Walker 14

F: D.Vescio 3, B.Davey (c) 1, G.Gee 19

Foll: A.Downie 30, A.Mullane 8, C.Dalton 15

I/C: E.Woods, K.Loynes 2, C.Wilson 20, J.Edwards 25, B.Moody 16

Emg: T.Lucas-Rodd 18, R.Hicks 24

In: E.Woods, C.Wilson, B.Moody

Out: N.Plane, R.Watt, L.Brazzale

Magpies

B: J.Allen 6, S.Casey 22, I.Ross 21

HB: E.Grant 5, S.Livingstone 12, A.Brazill 10

C: B.Bonnici 8

HF: M.Kuys 9, J.Membrey 31, K.Stratton 41

F: S.Rowe 7, S.Alexander 24, K.Lynch 16

Foll: E.Hynes 11, S.Chiocci (c) 17, J.Lambert 13

I/C: S.Layton 1, S.Dargan 46, D.Guttridge 34, M.Shevlin 35, R.Schleicher 18

Emg: L.Butler 23, M.Cann 25

In: A.Brazill, D.Guttridge, R.Schleicher

Out: C.McIntosh, N.Hildebrand, G.Parker

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Greater Western Sydney v Melbourne

Blacktown International Sportspark 2.05pm AEDT

Giants

B: T.Hetherington 9, E.Brush 10, A.Farrugia (c) 18

HB: J.Dal Pos 7, P.Randall 21, N.Barr 8

C: A.Eva 2

HF: C.Staunton 13, Y.Bonner 27, A.Parker 3

F: J.Barclay 34, C.Bernardi 4, T.Mackrill 32

Foll: E.McKinnon 23, C.Gum 26, H.Zreika 24

I/C from: E.Bennetts 22, R.Beeson 6, T.Davies 16, J.Hicks 5, B.Perry 19, I.Nielsen 25, L.Stephenson 12

In: E.McKinnon, J.Hicks, B.Perry

Out: M.Collier

Demons

B: M.Downie 2, H.Cordner 21, B.Patterson 24

HB: S.Lampard 8, B.Jakobsson 7, C.Emonson 11

C: E.O’Dea (c) 5

HF: M.Gay 3, S.Scott (c) 12, A.Newman 16

F: E.Zanker 29, T.Cunningham 1, K.Hore 10

Foll: L.Pearce 15, L.Mithen 14, K.Paxman 4

I/C from: C.Phillips 35, T.Hanks 28, S.Heath 30, A.Guest 17, K.Smith 13, M.Guerin 22, A.Kemp 36

In: B.Patterson, S.Heath, M.Guerin

Out: A.Woodland

North Melbourne v Adelaide

Avalon Airport Oval, 4.05pm AEDT

Kangaroos

B: B.Gibson 18, D.Hardiman 31, J.Trend 21

HB: J.Duffin 27, T.Randall 16, J.Grierson 19

C: E.Kearney (c) 9

HF: K.Gillespie-Jones 5, J.Garner 25, S.Abbatangelo 1

F: M.Hope 23, C.Munn 13, K.Ashmore 10

Foll: Emma King 60, J.Stanton 17, J.Bruton 35

I/C from: Elisha King 4, E.Humphries 6, A.Drennan 8, D.Bateman 11, N.Bresnehan 12, B.Lynch 20, C.Haines 29

In: C.Munn, N.Bresnehan, C.Haines

Out: G.Nanscawen

Crows

B: D.Cox 31, S.Allan 39, C.Randall (c) 26

HB: D.Varnhagen 9, M.Rajcic 32, A.Foley 3

C: E.Phillips (c) 13

HF: E.Jones 2, S.Thompson 14, R.Forth 27

F: J.Mules 23, C.Scheer 4, H.Martin 6

Foll: J.Foley 24, A.Hatchard 33, E.Marinoff 10

I/C from: J.McCormick 5, A.Considine 16, S.Li 19, S.Riley 8, D.Ponter 15, M.Nankivell 12, R.Lugg 45

In: C.Scheer, M.Nankivell, R.Lugg

Out: C.Cramey (injured)

Fremantle v Western Bulldogs

Fremantle Oval, 3.05pm AWST

Dockers

B: E.Gooch 8, T.Bresland 5, A.Stannett 24

HB: A.Williams 9, E.Antonio 12, K.Donnellan (c) 15

C: P.Seth 18

HF: G.Houghton 27, A.Sharp 1, H.Miller 19

F: K.Bowers 2, K.Gibson 21, S.Duffy 6

Foll: P.Laurie 11, D.Hooker 17, S.Cain 20

I/C from: L.Pugh 32, K.Grieve 13, G.O’Sullivan 22, M.Sergeant 23, M.Caulfield 10, L.Mascall 14, A.Janz 30

In: H.Miller, M.Sergeant, L.Mascall, A.Janz

Out: A.Atkins, C.Stubbs

Bulldogs

B: H.Scott 22, L.Spark 11, L.Birch 18

HB: S.Karlson 26, T.Ernst 19, A.Utri 23

C: K.Lamb 27

HF: B.Lochland 1, E.Gamble 14, K.McLeod 6

F: A.McCarthy 15, I.Huntington 4, K.Brennan (c) 3

Foll: K.Rennie 24, E.Blackburn 2 (c), M.Conti 8

I/C from: E.Brown 9, N.Ferres 16, A.Gogos 36, E.Mackie 25, D.Berry 7, K.Bartlett 20, N.Callinan 10

In: B.Lochland, I.Huntington, E.Brown, K.Bartlett

Out: B.Toogood, C.Moody

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