Eliza Hynes will line up for her first game of the 2020 season when Collingwood meets the Western Bulldogs in Morwell this Sunday.

The former Australian volleyballer is set to start in the ruck.

Sophie Alexander is also amongst the inclusions and has been named in the forward line. 

Maddie Shevlin and Ebony O’Dea will also return to the side having been sidelined since round two. 

Omitted from the match are forwards Sarah Dargan and Katie Lynch.

Sunday’s game will mark the first encounter the Magpies and Bulldogs have had since the 2018 season. Both sides will arrive in the Latrobe Valley having come off disappointing losses in round four.

The Pies’ round four loss sees them in fourth position on the ladder in Conference B, one win and percentage behind second-placed Melbourne and third-placed Carlton.

The Dogs sit in fifth spot.

Sunday’s game will be the first of a double-header with the Marsh Community Series game between Collingwood and St Kilda to follow.

Collingwood v Western Bulldogs
2020 AFLW - Round Five

Friday 8 March, 1.10pm
Morwell Recreation Reserve

B:  9. Alana Porter, 12. Stacey Livingstone
HB:  23. Lauren Butler, 22. Sophie Casey, 35. Maddie Shevlin
C: 7. Sarah Rowe, 25. Mikala Cann, 17. Steph Chiocci
HF: 24. Sophie Alexander, 4. Sarah D’Arcy, 3. Brianna Davey
F: 13. Jaimee Lambert, 2. Chloe Molloy
R:  11. Eliza Hynes, 50. Ebony O’Dea, 6. Jordyn Allen.
Int: 14. Aishling Sheridan, 1. Sharni Layton, 15. Erica Fowler, 21. Jordan Membrey, 8. Brit Bonnici.  

Emergencies: Lynch and Dargan.  
In: Hynes, Alexander, Shevlin and O’Dea
Out: Brazill, Schleicher, Lynch and Dargan.

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