FRIDAY TEAMS: Boom recruit managed as Cats swing axe, gun Pie returns

GEELONG has regained some key names for Friday night's game against Collingwood, as three players are dropped and boom recruit Chloe Scheer is managed. 

Nina Morrison, Sophie Van De Heuvel, Julia Crockett-Grills and Georgie Rankin all return after missing last week through the competition's health and safety protocols. 

Rene Caris has been named for her first game of 2022 to provide support to an inexperienced ruck division, while Annabel Johnson will miss through health and safety protocols after a strong start to her AFLW career. 

Danielle Higgins, Laura Gardiner and Georgia Clarke have all been omitted for the Cats. 

Collingwood regains dangerous forward Chloe Molloy, who missed round two due to health and safety protocols, while Bella Smith will play her first game of 2022 after managing a concussion across the early rounds. 

Last-minute debutant Imogen Barnett has been omitted from the side and Erica Fowler will miss after she copped a head knock against the Saints. 

Friday, January 21

Geelong v Collingwood at GMHBA Stadium, 7.10pm AEDT

GEELONG

B: M.McMahon 24 M.Keryk 45        
HB: C.Emonson 16 M.McDonald - C 11 G.Rankin 10
C: N.Morrison 9 G.Prespakis 41 S.Van De Heuvel 27
HF: J.Crockett-Grills 6 C.Gunjaca 26 R.Kearns 22
F: P.McWilliams 23 K.Darby 8
Foll: O.Fuller 13 R.Webster 21 A.McDonald 3
I/C: Z.Friswell 20 G.Featherston 32 D.Moloney 4 R.Caris 1 J.Ivey 5

Emerg: L.Gardiner 18 D.Higgins 2        

In: G.Rankin, N.Morrison, S.Van De Heuvel, J.Crockett-Grills, R.Caris
Out: D.Higgins (Omitted), L.Gardiner (Omitted), G.Clarke (Omitted), C.Scheer (Managed), A.Johnson (HS Protocol)

COLLINGWOOD

B: L.Butler 23 S.Livingstone 12        
HB: S.Casey 22 R.Schleicher - C 18 A.Porter 9
C: E.James 20 E.O'Dea 50 S.Rowe 7
HF: S.Frederick 1 C.Molloy 2 J.Allen 6
F: S.Alexander 24 A.Sheridan 14
Foll: A.Downie 30 B.Bonnici 8 J.Lambert 13
I/C: B.Smith 19 A.Newman 16 E.Chaston 32 A.Velardo 5 M.Cann 25        
Emerg: A.Moloney 40 I.Barnett 4        

In: C.Molloy, B.Smith
Out: I.Barnett (Omitted), E.Fowler (Concussion)

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