Old Collegians onballer Ben Turner-Dwyer is back for the first time since he suffered a minor fracture to his cheekbone in round five against East Warrnambool.
Turner-Dwyer was involved in the contest that left Bombers coach Danny Chatfield with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.
Warriors coach Nick Sheehan said it was great to have him back for the Dennington match.
"He's brings a bit of hardness and that real competitive edge," he said.
Sheehan said Turner-Dwyer had been training since the round five match but had only resumed competitive work in the past fortnight.
While the Warriors welcome back one of their best, they also lose one.
Bodie Hibberson, who sustained a minor hamstring injury at training this week, is likely to miss one match.
Former Dennington player Tim Lewis, who will play his first senior match of the season, has been promoted from the reserves to face his old side.
Meanwhile, the Dogs' forward line is set for a big boost with tall centre half-forward Josh Lock and Jordan Brown back.
But Dennington will be without big names Tully Allwood (adductor), Mick Phillips (knees) and Luke Duncan who retired last week.
Phillips, a playing coach, said he was likely to coach from the sidelines for the next month.
Key forward Ben Fraser and George and Harry O'Sullivan are among the seven outs for Kolora-Noorat.
Fraser has a minor knee complaint and is expected to miss a week.
But the Power will bring in a host of stars to face Allansford.
Captain Jake Richardson returns after two weeks off with knee trouble and he'll be joined by guns Scott Judd Mark Clissold, Jason Moloney and Luke McConnell.
Playing coach Ben Walsh also returns and he's excited to have Luke Justin in for his first match of the year, after battling a groin injury.
Allansford will bring firepower against top-of-the-table Kolora-Noorat.
Key forward Dylan Hare comes in for his first senior match of the season after he broke his collarbone during pre-season.
But the Cats will be without star Travis Membrey (concussion) and Jason Wilson who has a lower-back injury.
The South Rovers and Russells Creek clash shapes up as match of the round and the Lions have four changes with goal sneak Dylan Cox back in the side.
Bulldogs coach Chris Bant has brought in key position player Josh Boyd for the clash.
Midfielder Brandon Bant is another inclusion who "adds a bit of run and hardness around the footy".
Nirranda has made just one change for its match with Russells Creek with John Paulin in for Jack Primmer.
But Creek coach Peter Timms has shifted plenty of magnets.
Ruckman Lukas Essenwanger, who injured his hip on Saturday, was given the all clear of serious injury but will take a week off.
But Griffen McLeod, a centre half-forward and ruckman, comes in to help Creek's cause.
Shaun Griffin may miss one or two weeks with general soreness.
Merrivale brings back star forward Josh Britton to face East Warrambool.
He'll be joined by Will Ryan who has earned his spot through the reserves.
The Bombers bring in centre half-back Joel Richards and key player Tim Chatfield.
Warrnambool & District Football Netball League teams
B: Oliver Doukas, Sean Barnes, Tyler Stephens
HB: Todd McLean, James Fary, Angus Campbell
C: Corey Britton, Blair McCutcheon, Tate Porter
HF: Jyron Neave, Rob Bright, Joshua Keilar
F: Jalen Porter, Jason Rowan, Kyden Jarvis
R: Michael Boyd, Charlie McDonald, James Kelly
Int: Samuel Astbury, Trent Murphy, Will Ryan, Josh Britton
In: Will Ryan, Josh Britton
Out: Leatham Robe, Jol Katsaros
EWFNC Ryco Bombers
B: Tony Weetra, Ty Clarke, Tyronne Grayson
HB: Reihana Heremaia, Joel Richards, Beau Carter
C: Liam Feros-Collins, Phillip Chatfield , Cody Richards
HF: Jesse Cruickshank, Corey Brown, Bradley Rees
F: Timothy Chatfield, Jyran Chatfield, Kyle Ryan
R: Dylan Burns, Jacob Taylor, Sam Grinter
Int: Bernard Whelan, Andrew Ferguson, Benjamin Hadden, Roy Oakley, Ethan Rhyne
In: Ethan Rhyne, Bernard Whelan, Timothy Chatfield, Joel Richards
Out: Joshua Stennett, Hayden Harradine, Paul Hrabar
B: Stephen O'Connor, Jake Richardson, Nicholas Marshall
HB: Luke Tebble, Paul McSween, Nicholas Bourke
C: Benjamin O'Sullivan, Scott Judd, Bradley Johnson
HF: Edward Lee, Nicholas Hoare, Luke Justin
F: Benjamin Reid, Mark Clissold, Luke McConnell
R: Brodie Edge, Benjamin Walsh, Jason Moloney
Int: Charlie Scanlon, Henry Kenna, Josef O'Sullivan, Bradley Lucas
In: Mark Clissold, Luke Justin, Luke McConnell, Jake Richardson, Benjamin Walsh, Scott Judd,
Out: Ned Payne, Harry O'Sullivan, Ben Fraser, Matthew Harkin , George O'Sullivan, Toby Taylor, Joel Dillon
B: Kye Bunworth, Mitchell Broome, Brendan Chatfield
HB: Brett Hunger, Benjamin Lenehan, Matthew Lenehan
C: Patrick Higgins, Justin Fedley, Brent Fedley
HF: Stephen Kilpatrick, Brett Membrey, Jeremy Ellis
F: Sam Byron, Noah Keane, Dylan Hare
R: Robert Hare, Dylan Cross, Benjamin McLean
Int: Bradley Edge, Allan Noone, Joseph Meade
In: Dylan Hare, Jeremy Ellis, Matthew Lenehan, Mitchell Broome
Out: Travis Membrey, Harrison Searle, Jarrod Croft, Jason Wilson
B: William Templeton, Luke Weel, Daniel Threlfall
HB: Brayden Harkness, Mathew Lloyd, William Paulin
C: Dylan Lees, James Willsher, Dylan Willsher
HF: Aaron Searle, Rick Spokes, Ben Threlfall
F: John Paulin, Gary Robinson, Daniel Craven
R: Bronte McCann, Peter McDowall, Jonathon Benallack
Int: Aaron Smith, Luke Irving, Josh Irving
In: John Paulin
Out: Jack Primmer
B: Jacob Linford, Leigh McKane, Caleb Bourke
HB: Thomas Smith, Ryan Bunney, Caleb Bidmade
C: Blake Evans, Andrew McMeel, Matthew Petherick
HF: Coedie Carter, Griffen McLeod, Caleb Templeton
F: Ryan Keogh, Daniel Boyle, Liam Boyle
R: Liam Antonio, Louis O'Connor, Joe Kenna
Int: Dylan Russell, Christopher Robertson, Lucas Wensley, Joseph Wensley
In: Coedie Carter, Dylan Russell, Daniel Boyle, Griffen McLeod, Joseph Wensley
Out: Jayden Askew, Lukas Essenwanger, Ehab Khanyari, Connor Macleod, Liam Dwyer
B: Samuel Wilde, Luke Payne, Matthew Farmer
HB: Joseph Higgins, Tate Gardiner, Dylan Cox
C: Aaron Seabrook, Nathan Murphy, Luke Ryan
HF: Mark Murphy, Alexander White, Jake Butler
F: Trent Harman, Corey McLaren, Eamon Dowd
R: Thomas Bowman, Sandon Williams, Braden Hotker
Int: Dechlan Picken, Sam Hodgins, Zac Timms, Jaxen Dalton
In: Sam Hodgins, Dechlan Picken, Dylan Cox, Zac Timms
Out: Jake Morton, Ben Fary, Jack Dowd, Declan Attrill
B: Samuel Mahony, Patrick Ryan, Kallan Melican
HB: Patrick Mahony, Josh Boyd, Tom Mahony
C: Ben Robertson, Jacob Moloney, Christopher Bant
HF: Louis Kew, Michael McKenzie, Thomas Wright
F: Josh Parsons, Daniel Meade, Bradley Cook
R: Ben Mahony, Liam Bishop, Lachlan McLeod
Int: Bradley Gedye, Hugh Porter, Matthew Smith, Brandon Bant
In: Josh Boyd, Brandon Bant
Out: Shaun Griffin, Andrew Meade
B: Jack McCutcheon, Geoffrey Keane, Steven Smith
HB: Tyson Umbers, Luke Moutray, John Vincent
C: Jordan Cruickshank, Benjamin Thornton, Luke Pearson
HF: Jackson Cruickshank, Joshua Lock, Lewis Campbell-Gavin
F: Thomas Noonan, Jordan Brown, Sean Fogarty
R: Mitchell Fogarty, Samuel Lee, Tom Fitzgerald
Int: Ben Moor, Trent Torney, Jack Lock, Dillon Paton
In: Joshua Lock, Dillon Paton, Trent Torney, Jordan Brown
Out: Tully Allwood, Luke Duncan, Michael Phillips, Ethan Dowd
B: Matthew Lynch, Paul Campbell, Patrick Keane
HB: Mason Crosier, Daniel Weel, Josh Dwyer
C: Timothy Lewis, Nicholas Sheehan, Samuel Thomas
HF: Jacob Brooks, Aaron Williams, Rick Dolphin
F: Daryl Beechey, Michael Darmody, Jordan Telford
R: Scott Lenehan, Colby Rix, Benjamin Turner-Dwyer
Int: Connor Barby, Jamie McKenzie, Nathan Forth, Michael Lambevski
In: Benjamin Turner-Dwyer, Patrick Keane, Timothy Lewis
Out: Eli Barker, Bailey Brooks, Bodie Hibberson
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