Four changes have been confirmed by the Western Bulldogs for Sunday’s match against the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium.
As confirmed by senior coach Luke Beveridge yesterday, star midfielder Lachie Hunter will make his return as the Bulldogs chase their first win in four starts.
The 25-year-old has missed a period with personal issues and will play his first AFL game since round seven.
Joining him in the line-up are recalled trio Rhylee West, Ben Cavarra and Roarke Smith.
Cavarra and Smith return for their second AFL games this season, with the former getting his first chance since round one after kicking three goals in an impressive scratch match showing last week.
Making way due to injury are defenders Jason Johannisen (ankle) and Zaine Cordy (chest).
Key forward Josh Bruce and young gun Laitham Vandermeer have both been managed.
Lewis Young, Cody Weightman, Tory Dickson and Jordon Sweet are the emergencies.
The match will be broadcast live on Fox Footy.
WHO YOU GOT? | ENTER THE DRAW TO WIN ONE OF 10 MISSION FOODS BOBBLEHEADS BY PREDICTING WHO WILL HAVE MORE CLEARANCES – TOM LIBERATORE OR MATT CROUCH – IN THE ROUND 12 MATCH BETWEEN THE BULLDOGS AND CROWS.
ROUND 12 TEAM
Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows
Sunday 16 August, 1.05pm AEST
B: Easton Wood, Alex Keath, Caleb Daniel
HB: Bailey Williams, Ryan Gardner, Lachie Hunter
C: Bailey Smith, Jack Macrae, Pat Lipinski
HF: Toby McLean, Marcus Bontempelli, Sam Lloyd
F: Mitch Wallis, Aaron Naughton, Ben Cavarra
Foll: Tim English, Tom Liberatore, Josh Dunkley
Int: Rhylee West, Ed Richards, Bailey Dale, Roarke Smith
Emer: Lewis Young, Cody Weightman, Tory Dickson, Jordon Sweet
IN: Lachie Hunter, Rhylee West, Ben Cavarra, Roarke Smith
OUT: Zaine Cordy (chest), Jason Johannisen (ankle), Josh Bruce (managed), Laitham Vandermeer (managed)