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Team selection: Dreamtime at the 'G

BTV: Rd 10 | Team Selection Senior Coach John Worsfold takes us through the team to face Richmond at the MCG on Saturday.

Essendon has made two changes for its blockbuster Dreamtime at the ‘G clash with Richmond on Saturday.

Joe Daniher has been withdrawn and will not return to the field this year following a relapse with his osteitis pubis concern, while fellow forward Mark Baguley has been omitted.

Two goalkickers have been added to the side to help fill the void, with Jayden Laverde set to play his first senior game for the season alongside Shaun McKernan who returns for his first game since round three when he suffered a significant hamstring injury.

The game will begin at 7:25pm at the MCG.


B – Jayden Laverde, Cale Hooker, Michael Hurley
HB – Andrew McGrath, Patrick Ambrose, Adam Saad
C – Mason Redman, Zach Merrett, Josh Begley
HF – Conor McKenna, Jake Stringer, David Zaharakis
F – Tom Bellchambers, Aaron Francis, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
R – Shaun McKernan, Dylan Shiel, Dyson Heppell
Interchange – Darcy Parish, Matt Guelfi, Kyle Langford, Ben McNiece
Emergencies – Zac Clarke, Mark Baguley, Mitch Brown, Dylan Clarke

IN – Laverde, McKernan
OUT – Baguley (omitted), Daniher (injured)