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COLLINGWOOD co-captain Steph Chiocci will return to boost the side for its heavyweight clash with Fremantle on Thursday.

Chiocci has sat out the past two weeks with Achilles soreness, and isn't the only change for the Pies.

Young forward/midfielder Tarni Brown returns from an unfortunate combination of concussion suffered in round one, followed by unavailability due to AFL Health and Safety Protocols, while Erica Fowler is making her own return from concussion.

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El Chaston, Amelia Velardo and Bella Smith make way for the trio to return.

Fremantle midfielder Jasmin Stewart comes in for her first game of the season after three matches as an emergency, while forward Ann McMahon returns after a week's rest.

Matilda Sergeant has been rested, while Tiah Toth has been managed

Thursday, January 27

Collingwood v Fremantle at Victoria Park, 5.40pm AEDT

COLLINGWOOD

B: L.Butler 23 S.Livingstone 12  
HB: E.Fowler 15 R.Schleicher 18 A.Porter 9
C: J.Allen 6 T.Brown 26 S.Rowe 7
HF: S.Frederick 1 C.Molloy 2 M.Cann 25
F: S.Alexander 24 A.Sheridan 14
Foll: A.Downie 30 B.Bonnici 8 J.Lambert 13
I/C: A.Newman 16 S.Chiocci - C 17 E.James 20 E.O'Dea 50 S.Casey 22  

Emerg: A.Velardo 5 B.Smith 19  

In: E.Fowler, T.Brown, S.Chiocci
Out: B.Smith (Omitted), E.Chaston (Omitted), A.Velardo (Omitted)

FREMANTLE

B: S.Verrier 5 A.Stannett 4  
HB: L.Pugh 32 E.O'Driscoll 3 J.Low 30
C: E.Antonio 12 K.Bowers 2 S.Cain 20
HF: A.Runnalls 22 A.Tighe 10 K.Antonio 15
F: G.Houghton 27 M.Tuhakaraina 13
Foll: M.Strom 21 H.Miller - C 19 G.O'Sullivan 9
I/C: R.Roux 17 A.McMahon 25 M.Hyde 28 J.Stewart 7 D.East 8  

Emerg: M.Sergeant 23 B.Webb 26  

In: A.McMahon, J.Stewart
Out: M.Sergeant (Rested), T.Toth (Managed)

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