Merrivale has opted to rest Tate Porter ahead of its bye next week in a bid to give the emerging star time to recover from general soreness and freshen up for the business end of the season.
Tigers coach Jason Rowan said Porter would return for his side's round 16 clash with South Rovers, with versatile tall Jack Grace coming in to face Dennington.
"He's a huge loss - a young kid who's got a lot of talent and potential," Rowan said.
"He's fitted in really well coming back across mid-season, but we've got lots of depth this year, so we've definitely got avenues to cover him this week."
Meanwhile, Dogs coach Mick Phillips said forward Jesse Lewis returns from a broken foot to play his 150th game for Dennington and pick up a life membership.
"These milestones are always something to look forward to, especially since his family is strongly linked to the club," Phillips said.
Ruckman Jack Honan also comes in to play his first senior game for the Dogs, with Jack McCutcheon (elbow) and Tom Noonan (unavailable) making way.
Playing-coach Ben Walsh (soreness) headlines a string of outs for Kolora-Noorat, joined by Tyler Beasley, Ed Lee, Charlie Scanlon, Ned Payne and Rob McInnes.
Despite the loss of Walsh, the Power will enjoy an injection of experience with Jason Moloney, Scott Judd, Ben Fraser, Brad Johnson, Nick Hoare and George O'Sullivan all returning from injury to face South Rovers.
"The Lions look like they're in good form and I think Mark Murphy might give us a few headaches," Walsh said.
Allansford has lost defender Travis Membrey to concussion, along with Patrick Higgins (tonsillitis) and Matt Lenehan (cork) but regained Allan Noone, Kye Bunworth and Brent Fedley
"It's really touch and go with the head," Cats assistant coach Robbie Hare said of Membrey.
"But the more we look after him the better."
Allansford's opponent, Russells Creek, has made eight changes to its side.
But Creekers coach Peter Timms said he was excited to see Caleb Templeton, Joe Kenna and Ryan McElgunn back on the park.
"We're really confident we put in a good effort with those guys coming in," he said.
"Our young group took plenty out of the Merrivale game last week - we've just got to be cleaner with the footy.
"I think we're pretty good at holding possession...but once we turn the ball over we get hurt badly the other way."
Panmure has made two changes to the side that upset Kolora-Noorat last week, with midfielder Tom White and defender Brad Cook coming in for Kallan Melican (suspension) and Tom Wright (back) to face East Warrnambool.
Old Collegians coach Nick Sheehan said he looked forward to having more grunt in his side Aaron Williams, Josh Reichman and Jacob Malone coming in for Dan Weel (hamstring), Justin Lynch (unavailable) and Pat Keane.
"Those are some big bodies there and Williams will give us a good target up forward," he said.
EWFNC RYCO BOMBERS v. PANMURE
EWFNC Ryco Bombers
B: Aaron Hagan, Joel Richards, Matthew Kenny
HB: Reihana Heremaia, Ty Clarke, Tyronne Grayson
C: Bradley Rees, Jacob Taylor, Liam Feros-Collins
HF: Corey Brown, James Richards, Hayden Harradine
F: Timothy Chatfield, Jyran Chatfield, Kyle Ryan
R: Dylan Burns, Phillip Chatfield , Sam Grinter
Int: Jesse Cruickshank, Roy Oakley, Ethan Rhyne
B: Samuel Mahony, Patrick Ryan, Brandon Bant
HB: Patrick Mahony, Josh Boyd, Tom Mahony
C: Ben Robertson, Jacob Moloney, Christopher Bant
HF: Louis Kew, Michael McKenzie, Marcus Kelly
F: Hugh Porter, Daniel Meade, Josh Parsons
R: Thomas White , Liam Bishop, Lachlan McLeod
Int: Bradley Gedye, Thomas Wright, Bradley Cook, Samuel Loveday, Jarrod McConnell
In: Thomas White, Bradley Cook
Out: Kallan Melican, Tom Wright
TIMBOON DEMONS v. OLD COLLEGIANS
B: Luke Smith, Craig Dower, Darcy Tribe
HB: Leigh McKenzie, Ewan Flanagan, Lyndon Alsop
C: Steven Crees, Andrew Hargreaves, Jared Beaton
HF: Tyler Fowler, Ethan Dalton, Oliver Stansfield
F: Thomas Hunt, Kyle Delaney, Ashley Hunt
R: Marcus Hickey, Ryan Smith, James Faulkner
Int: Ben Mathews, Max Bond, Lachlan Rosolin, Nathan Gillingham
In: Lachlan Rosolin, Ashley Hunt, Andrew Hargreaves
Out: Jordon Fowler, Brandon Barnett, Lewy Brown
B: Mason Crosier, Paul Campbell, Josh Dwyer
HB: Joshua Reichman, Daryl Beechey, Michael Lambevski
C: Blake Rudland-Castles, Matthew Lynch, Samuel Thomas
HF: Nicholas Sheehan, Aaron Williams, Rick Dolphin
F: Jamie McKenzie, Connor Barby, Jacob Brooks
R: Scott Lenehan, Eli Barker, Colby Rix
Int: Jacob Malone, Timothy Lewis, Nathan Forth, Jarryd Cust
In: Jacob Malone, Aaron Williams, Josh Reichman
Out: Patrick Keane, Justin Lynch, Daniel Weel
MERRIVALE v. DENNINGTON
B: Oliver Doukas, Sean Barnes, Tyler Stephens
HB: Todd McLean, James Fary, Angus Campbell
C: Joshua Sobey, Blair McCutcheon, Will Ryan
HF: Corey Britton, Rob Bright, Leatham Robe
F: Jyron Neave, Jason Rowan, Kyden Jarvis
R: Michael Boyd, Jalen Porter, James Kelly
Int: Joshua Keilar, Charlie McDonald, Jack Grace, Wil Flaherty
In: Jack Grace
Out: Tate Porter
B: Jackson Creed, Steven Smith, Ethan Dowd
HB: Tyson Umbers, Luke Moutray, Luke Pearson
C: Jackson Cruickshank, Samuel Lee, Dillon Paton
HF: Jordan Cruickshank, Jordan Brown, Lewis Campbell-Gavin
F: John Vincent, Tully Allwood, Jesse Lewis
R: Mitchell Fogarty, Tom Fitzgerald, Benjamin Thornton
Int: Sean Fogarty, Joshua Keen, Trent Torney, Jack Honan
Emg: Ben Moor
In: Jack Honan, Jordan Brown, Jesse Lewis
Out: Jack McCutcheon, Mark Jones, Thomas Noonan
KOLORA-NOORAT v. SOUTH ROVERS
B: Stephen O'Connor, Jake Richardson, Nicholas Marshall
HB: Benjamin O'Sullivan, Paul McSween, Luke Tebble
C: Jason Moloney, Bradley Johnson, Nicholas Bourke
HF: Harry O'Sullivan, Ben Fraser, Luke Justin
F: Nicholas Hoare, Bailey Kemp, Benjamin Reid
R: Bradley Lucas, Luke McConnell, Scott Judd
Int: George O'Sullivan, Henry Kenna, Josef O'Sullivan, Toby Taylor
In: Nicholas Hoare, Ben Fraser, George O'Sullivan, Bradley Johnson, Scott Judd, Jason Moloney
Out: Ned Payne, Charlie Scanlon, Tyler Beasley, Benjamin Walsh, Robert McInnes, Ed Lee
B: Ben Fary, Luke Payne, Samuel Wilde
HB: Joseph Higgins, Tate Gardiner, Dylan Cox
C: Eamon Dowd, Trent Harman, Aaron Seabrook
HF: Mark Murphy, Alexander White, Luke Ryan
F: Nathan Murphy, Abel Farrell, Jake Butler
R: Jake Morton, Sandon Williams, Braden Hotker
Int: Thomas White, Nathan Krepp, Caleb McNaughton, Brad Bushell
In: Trent Harman, Nathan Krepp, Brad Bushell, Nathan Murphy
Out: Jack Dowd, Nicholas Burchell, Dechlan Picken, Joshua Moloney
ALLANSFORD v. RUSSELLS CREEK
B: Brendan Chatfield, Noah Keane, Dylan O'Keeffe
HB: Bradley Edge, Stephen Kilpatrick, Brent Fedley
C: Allan Noone, Dylan Cross, Jason Wilson
HF: Benjamin Lenehan, Brett Membrey, Sam Byron
F: Brett Hunger, Nicholas Johnstone, Kye Bunworth
R: Robert Hare, Justin Fedley, Benjamin McLean
Int: Joseph Meade, Bronte Baker, Dalton Pincott
In: Allan Noone, Brent Fedley, Kye Bunworth, Taylan Jones, Joseph Meade
Out: Joby Baker, Travis Membrey, Matthew Lenehan, Beau Dignan, Patrick Higgins
B: Jacob Linford, Thomas Smith, Marcus Askew
HB: Callum Dunn, Ryan Bunney, Caleb Bidmade
C: Blake Evans, Andrew McMeel, Ryan McElgunn
HF: Joe Kenna, Matthew Petherick, Matthew Rook
F: Louis O'Connor, William McPhee, Noah Edge
R: Leigh McKane, Caleb Templeton, Ryan Keogh
Int: Caleb Bourke, Christopher Robertson, Joseph Wensley, Dylan Jongebloed
In: William McPhee, Dylan Jongebloed, Ryan McElgunn, Caleb Templeton, Marcus Askew, Louis O'Connor,
Christopher Robertson, Joe Kenna
Out: Jayden Millet , Joe Dwyer, Dylan Russell, Daniel Boyle, Jayden Askew, Sebastian Clark,
Heath Moloney, Griffen McLeod
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