Richmond AFLW-listed duo Katie Brennan and Akec Makur Chuot headline a number of big inclusions for the VFLW Tigers’ final round clash with the Southern Saints on Saturday.
The Tigers will head to the Saints’ home territory of Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Sandringham at 12.00pm to challenge the ladder leaders.
Richmond, who are currently placed fourth on the ladder, will be looking to secure their spot in the top six and a resulting finals berth.
Superstar Brennan returns to bolster Richmond’s midfield following a six-week layoff.
Across her opening six games in the Yellow and Black, Brennan has averaged an impressive 22.5 disposals, five tackles and a goal per game.
Fellow AFLW-listed Tiger and athletic half-back Chuot also comes back into Richmond’s line-up after missing last Saturday’s loss to the Western Bulldogs.
Young guns Sophie Damon and Grace Egan will return for the clash, with experienced defender Laura Bailey also added to the mix.
Highly-rated Eastern Ranges player Emma Horne will make her debut as Richmond’s 23rd player.
Out of the side that were defeated by the Bulldogs by 43-points are Rachel Poke, Alana Woodward and Maddy Baldwin.
VFLW Round 16
Richmond v Southern Saints
Saturday, August 24, 12.00pm
Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval
B: 38. S. Damon, 18. L. Davie, 15. R. Miller
HB: 12. L. Bailey, 2. P. Monahan, 34. A. Makur Chuot
C: 19. K. Dempsey, 1. J. Kennedy, 22. S. Marsh
HF: 5. M. Brancatisano, 46. H. Ibrahim, 29. K. Jacques
F: 33. J. Colwell, 16. C. Wakefield , 24. T. Stahl
R: 28. G. Seymour, 4. M. Conti, 3. K. Brennan
Int: 11. A. Edmonds, 25. G. Egan, 14. S. Frederick, 27. J. Hocking
Emg: 30. D. Edward, 53. M. Edwards, 20. H. McLaren, 36. E. Paterno
23P: 48. E. Horne
In: S. Damon, E. Horne, L. Bailey, G. Egan, K. Brennan, E. Paterno, A. Makur Chuot
Out: R. Poke, A. Woodward, M. Baldwin