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AFL clubs settled on their side for Round 5, with teams playing Monday naming an extended swap.

GWS confirmed Thursday that pick 3 in the 2021 National Draft Finn Callaghan would debut, adding more depth to an already stacked draft class.

Port of Adelaide Sam Hayes could play his first game in the AFL, just like the best drafted Ben Hobbswho was also named to Essendon’s extended bench.

Eagles fans will have mixed feelings after reading about their Round 5 squad. Luke Shuey, Tim Kelly and Elliot Yeo all come back, but they are compensated by the loss of Nic Naitanui and Jeremy McGovern injury and health and safety protocols respectively.

Cameron Zurhaar, Lance Franklin, Patrick Cripps, Jack Lukosius and Ollie Wines are among the other big names to be injured ahead of Round 5.

Check out all the ins and outs below!

Brisbane v Collingwood


In: Oscar McInerney, Kai Lohmann (Debut)

Out: Nakia Cockatoo (omitted), Tom Fullarton (omitted), Deven Robertson (omitted)


In: Jordan Roughead, Mason Cox, Nathan Kreuger, Jordan De Goey, Taylor Adams

Out: John Noble (omitted), Oliver Henry (omitted), Jack Ginnivan (pain), Jamie Elliott (shoulder), Trent Bianco (Medi-Sub), Brody Mihocek (HS Protocol)

North Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs

North of Melbourne

IN: Eddie Ford

OUT: Aiden Bonar (Omitted), Cameron Zurhaar (Injured)

western bulldogs

IN: Riley Garcia, Zaine Cordy

OUT: Laitham Vandermeer (injured), Louis Butler (omitted), Mitch Wallis (Medi-Sub)

West Coast vs. Sydney

Western coast

IN: Bailey J. Williams, Elliot Yeo, Harry Edwards, Jamie Cripps, Luke Shuey, Tim Kelly

OUT: Brady Hough (Omitted), Connor West (Omitted), Jake Waterman (Omitted), Jeremy McGovern (HS Protocol), Luke Edwards (Injured), Nic Naitanui (Injured), Xavier O’Neill (Omitted)


FROM: Logan McDonald

OUT: Josh P. Kennedy (Managed), Lance Franklin (Injured)

St Kilda vs Gold Coast

st kilda

IN: Jack Hayes, Jack Higgins

OUT: Jimmy Webster (HS Protocol), Paddy Ryder (Suspension), Ryan Byrnes (Omitted)

Golden Coast

IN: Oleg Markov

OUT: Jack Lukosius (injured), Rory Atkins (omitted)

Adelaide v Richmond


IN: Sam Berry, Shane McAdam

OUT: Harry Schoenberg (Omitted), James Rowe (Omitted), Mitchell Hinge (Omitted)


FROM: Nick Vlastuin

OUT: Josh Gibcus (Managed), Kamdyn McIntosh (HS Protocol)

Melbourne vs Greater Western Sydney


FROM: Harrison Petty

OUT: Adam Tomlinson (omitted), Toby Bedford (Medi-Sub)

Greater Western Sydney

IN: Finn Callaghan (debut), Matt Flynn, Nick Haynes

OUT: Braydon Preuss (Suspended), Jake Riccardi (Omitted), James Peatling (Omitted), Xavier O’Halloran (Omitted)

Carlton v Port Adelaide


IN: Corey Durdin, Jack Newnes, Luke Parks, Marc Pittonet, Matthew Cottrell

OUT: Jordan Boyd (Omitted), Lachie Plowman (Omitted), Patrick Cripps (Injured), Lochie O’Brien (Omitted), Tom De Koning (Omitted), Lachie Fogarty (Omitted)

Port Adelaide

IN: Aliir Aliir, Jeremy Finlayson, Robbie Gray, Sam Hayes (debut)

OUT: Lachie Jones (HS Protocol), Ollie Wines (Illness), Jed McEntee (Missed), Sam Mayes (Missed), Scott Lycett (Injured)

Essendon v Fremantle


IN: Ben Hobbs (debut), Nik Cox

OUT: Will Snelling (injured), Brayden Ham (omitted), Tex Wanganeen (omitted)


IN: Alex Pearce, Caleb Serong

OUT: Griffin Logue (Omitted), Lachie Schultz (HS Protocol), Neil Erasmus (Omitted)

Hawthorn versus Geelong


IN: Chad Wingard, Jacob Koschitzke, Liam Shiels, Tom Phillips

OUT: Will Day (injured)


IN: Esava Ratugolea, Joel Selwood, Shaun Higgins, Tom Stewart

OUT: Quinton Narkle (injured)