Rd 18: Team v Roos
Simon Conway July 20, 2017 6:20 PM
BTV: RD 18 | Team Selection John Worsfold announces the team that will take on North Melbourne in Round 18.
Essendon has made two changes to the side for the match against North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Jobe Watson returns after he was rested last week, while Jayden Laverde has been named for his first match of the season.
Josh Green (hamstring) and Craig Bird are the players to miss out.
Laverde injured his ankle in March. He has played the last three games in the VFL and booted six goals last week.
The match against the Kangaroos is the Club’s annual ‘Clash for Cancer’.
As part of the Club’s partnership with Challenge, 22 kids from the children’s cancer charity, will join the team when they run out on to the field.
The players will wear a ‘splash of yellow’ on their jumpers and fans are encouraged to do the same.
The career of Our Comeback Hero, Adam Ramanauskas, will be celebrated before the match.
There is also a special ticket offer for Saturday’s game, see below for details.
Essendon vs North Melbourne
Saturday July 22
In: Jobe Watson, Jayden Laverde
Out: Josh Green (hamstring), Craig Bird
B: Andrew McGrath, Michael Hartley, Martin Gleeson
HB: Conor McKenna, Michael Hurley, James Kelly
C: Zach Merrett, Dyson Heppell, Brendon Goddard
HF: Orazio Fantasia, Cale Hooker, Travis Colyer
F: James Stewart, Joe Daniher, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
R: Tom Bellchambers, Jobe Watson, Darcy Parish
I: David Zaharakis, Mark Baguley, David Myers, Jayden Laverde
E: Josh Begley, Kyle Langford, Matt Dea