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Covid crisis leaves Dees, Tigers scrambling

The Demons and Tigers have been forced to make five changes

Richmond and Melbourne have been forced into a raft of changes because of players entering the league’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols.

Both the Tigers and Demons opened their 2022 AFLW campaigns with wins but have to make five changes each for the clash on Friday night.

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The Demons five changes are all because of players being in the league’s health and safety protocols.

Defenders Sarah Lampard, Casey Sherriff and Shelley Heath, and midfielders Maddison Gay and Shelly Scott are all out because of the protocols.

Gabrielle Colvin comes in to the Dees’ side. Picture: AFL Photos/Getty Images
Gabrielle Colvin comes in to the Dees’ side. Picture: AFL Photos/Getty Images

They are replaced by Gabrielle Colvin, Lauren Magee, Sinead Goldrick, Eliza McNamara and Krstel Petrevski.

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The Tigers will be missing key forward Sarah D’Arcy, midfielder Maddie Shevlin and forward Tayla Stahl because of protocols.

Midfielder Emelia Yassir and ruck Poppy Kelly are out because of injury.

Coming in for the Tigers will be Laura McClelland, Kodi Jacques, Sarah Sansonetti, Meg Macdonald and Sarah Dargan.

Kodi Jacques gets a 2022 debut for the Tigers. Picture: Getty Images
Kodi Jacques gets a 2022 debut for the Tigers. Picture: Getty Images

AFLW ROUND 2 TEAMS

Richmond v Melbourne

Friday, 7.10pm AEDT, Punt Rd Oval

Tigers

B: Miller, Cordner

HB: McClelland, J Hosking, Lynch

C: Lavey, S Hosking, Dempsey

HF: Reid, Bernardi, Jacques

F: Brennan (c), Wakefield

R: Seymour, Brancatisano, Conti

IC: Burchell, Macdonald, Kiely, Dargan, Sansonetti

Emerg: Houtsma, Peterson

In: McClelland, Jacques, Macdonald, Dargan, Sansonetti

Out: Yassir (Injured), Kelly (Injured), D’Arcy (HS Protocol), Shevlin (HS Protocol), Stahl (HS

Protocol)

Demons

B: Tarrant, Colvin

HB: Birch, Magee, Goldrick

C: McNamara, Hanks, Bannan

HF: Mithen, Hore, Parry

F: Harris, D Pearce (c)

R: L Pearce, Zanker, Paxman

IC: Brown, Caris, West, Fitzsimon, Petrevski

Emerg: Campbell, Zanchetta

In: Colvin, Magee, Goldrick, McNamara, Petrevski

Out: Lampard (HS Protocol), Heath (HS Protocol), Gay (HS Protocol), Sherriff (HS Protocol),

Scott (HS Protocol)

More teams to follow…

AFLW ROUND 2 TIPS & LEADERBOARD

Chris Cavanagh 7
Melbourne 6
Collingwood 18
Carlton 12
Gold Coast 1
Adelaide 6
Fremantle 6
Last Week 7

Kath Loughnan 7
Melbourne 5
Collingwood 9
Carlton 11
West Coast 8
Adelaide 12
Fremantle 7
Last Week 7

Matt Turner 7
Melbourne 16
Collingwood 20
Carlton 15
West Coast 6
Adelaide 11
Fremantle 14
Last Week 7

Liz Walsh 7
Melbourne 14
Collingwood 30
Carlton 16
West Coast 21
Adelaide 23
Fremantle 18
Last Week 7

Rebecca Williams 7
Melbourne 10
Collingwood 8
Geelong 15
West Coast 12
Adelaide 17
Fremantle 14
Last Week 7

Chloe Dalton 6
Melbourne 
Collingwood
Carlton 
West Coast 
North Melbourne
GWS Giants 
Last Week 6

Sarah Jones 6
Melbourne 8
Collingwood 12
Carlton 7
Gold Coast 4
Adelaide 8
Fremantle 20
Last Week 6

Glenn McFarlane 6
Melbourne 10
Collingwood 25
Carlton 5
West Coast 9
Adelaide 8
Fremantle 7
Last Week 6

Chloe Molloy 6
Melbourne
Collingwood
Carlton
West Coast
Adelaide
Fremantle
Last Week 6

Mark Robinson 6
Melbourne 18
Collingwood 25
Carlton 30
Gold Coast 11
Adelaide 11
Fremantle 12
Last Week 6

Lauren Wood 6
Melbourne 17
Collingwood 9
Carlton 17
West Coast 24
Adelaide 16
Fremantle 13
Last Week 6

Ellie Blackburn 5
Melbourne
Collingwood
Carlton
West Coast
North Melbourne
Fremantle
Last Week 5

Ebony Marinoff 5
Melbourne
Collingwood
Carlton
West Coast
Adelaide
Fremantle
Last Week 5

Kate McCarthy 5
Melbourne
St Kilda
Carlton
West Coast
North Melbourne
Fremantle
Last Week 5

Kiss of Death 0
Richmond 13
St Kilda 13
Geelong 13
Gold Coast 13
North Melbourne 13
GWS Giants 13
Last Week 0

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