Two players returning from suspensions will bolster their finals-bound sides on Saturday.
Old Collegians onballer Ben Turner-Dwyer and Nirranda midfielder Isaac Templeton are back this week.
Allansford coach Ben Price, who also returns from suspension, will mentor from the sidelines for the first time since round 12.
Warriors coach Nick Sheehan said Turner-Dwyer would play a shutdown role for his team against Russells Creek.
"We've got a role we want him to play," he said.
"He knows that role.
"He'll play that role this week and hopefully he'll play it all the way through the finals."
Sheehan, who has elected to coach from the sidelines this week, said Aaron Williams was another big in for the Warriors.
"We've missed him massively leading up through centre half-forward so to get him back this time of year is great," he said.
Creek coach Peter Timms is rewarding players for their hard work this season.
Zach Norris, Ben Van Zelst, Jayden Millet and Sebastian Clark have earned promotions.
Van Zelst is up for his first senior match of the year.
Caleb Bidmade (knee complaint) and Liam Antonio (elbow) will miss the final-round encounter.
Nirranda mentor Shane Threlfall said he was pleased to have playing assistant Templeton back in time for finals.
"He obviously gives us a lot of leadership on the ground," he said.
Templeton, who also had a long-term hamstring injury earlier in the season, has only played two senior matches this year.
The Blues midfielder will be joined by ruckman Inoke Ratu, Daniel Craven and Jason Lee who are back this week.
But Nirranda also has significant outs.
Jack Primmer (hamstring), Will Paulin (back) and Jonathon Benallack (shoulder) will miss.
Threlfall said he expected them to be right for the Blues' first final.
The Cats will have their coach back on the sidelines and their assistant coach Nick Johnstone back on the field.
Johnstone returns from a hamstring strain.
Meanwhile, teenager Thomas Knowles comes in for his first game for the club.
Matthew Lenehan will miss after suffering concussion against Old Collegians last weekend.
Dennington, looking to make it two in a row, has a first-gamer.
Brandon Scott, who hails from Horsham, joined the club mid-season.
Teenager Ben Mulcahy is in for his second senior match.
Luke Pearson, who hurt his shoulder against East Warrnambool last week, will miss.
Kolora-Noorat will bring in ruckman Brodie Edge and George O'Sullivan for its top-of-the-table clash with Merrivale.
Power coach Ben Walsh said Edge had been missing with sore ribs since playing Old Collegians in round 12.
He said the big man, who returned from Geelong this season, was one of his in-form players before the injury.
Walsh said Edge had competed in triathlons and one of his best attributes was his running ability.
Merrivale has no changes but coach Jason Rowan said the club was waiting on the fitness of Todd McLean (hamstring complaint).
Warrnambool & District Football Netball League
B: Ben Fary, Luke Payne, Samuel Wilde
HB: Dylan Cox, Brad Bushell, Michael Stacey
C: Mark Murphy, Matthew McMillan, Aaron Seabrook
HF: Nathan Murphy, Nathan Krepp, Alexander White
F: Trent Harman, Abel Farrell, Joseph Higgins
R: Tate Gardiner, Sandon Williams, Braden Hotker
Int: Joshua Heard, Jake Butler, Jake Morton, Luke Ryan
In: Jake Butler, Joshua Heard, Matthew McMillan
Out: Jakob Stennett, Thomas White, Jaxen Dalton
EWFNC Ryco Bombers
B: Tyronne Grayson, Ty Clarke, Jacob Taylor
HB: Reihana Heremaia, Kyle Ryan, Hayden Harradine
C: Phillip Chatfield, Matthew Kenny, Ethan Rhyne
HF: Aaron Hagan, Joel Richards, Timothy Chatfield
F: Corey Brown, Jyran Chatfield, Beau Carter
R: James Richards, Bradley Rees, Cody Richards
Int: Liam Feros-Collins, Sam Grinter, Benjamin Hadden
Emg: Andrew Ferguson
In: Andrew Ferguson, Benjamin Hadden, Jyran Chatfield, Cody Richards
Out: Jesse Cruickshank, Allie Clarke, Dylan Burns
B: William Templeton, Luke Weel, Daniel Threlfall
HB: James Willsher, Mathew Lloyd, Brayden Harkness
C: Dylan Lees, Isaac Templeton, Dylan Willsher
HF: Ben Threlfall, Jesse Dalton, Daniel Craven
F: Rick Spokes, Gary Robinson, Jason Lee
R: Inoke Ratu, Peter McDowall, John Paulin
Int: Luke Irving, Josh Irving, Bronte McCann
In: Isaac Templeton, Inoke Ratu, Daniel Craven, Jason Lee
Out: Jack Primmer, William Paulin, Alix Lane, Jonathon Benallack
B: Luke Smith, Craig Dower, Jared Beaton
HB: Leigh McKenzie, Ethan Dalton, Lyndon Alsop
C: Benjamin Bacon, Jordon Fowler, Thomas Hunt
HF: Ashley Hunt, James Faulkner, Nathan Gillingham
F: Benjamin Newey, Oliver Stansfield, Darcy Tribe
R: Marcus Hickey, Tyler Fowler, Ryan Smith
Int: Samuel Plozza, Jayden Stapleton, Andrew Hargreaves
In: Benjamin Newey, Jared Beaton, Samuel Plozza
Out: Ewan Flanagan, Benjamin Mitchell, Brandon Barnett
B: Harry O'Sullivan, Jake Richardson, Nicholas Marshall
HB: Luke Tebble, Nicholas Bourke, Josef O'Sullivan
C: Jason Moloney, Bradley Johnson, Luke McConnell
HF: Mark Clissold, Brodie Edge, Nicholas Hoare
F: Luke Justin, Ben Fraser, Benjamin Reid
R: Bradley Lucas, Benjamin Walsh, Scott Judd
Int: George O'Sullivan, Benjamin O'Sullivan, Henry Kenna, Bailey Kemp
In: Brodie Edge, George O'Sullivan
Out: Sean Bourke, Matt Harkin
B: Oliver Doukas, Sean Barnes, Tyler Stephens
HB: Todd McLean, James Fary, Angus Campbell
C: Will Ryan, Blair McCutcheon, Charlie McDonald
HF: Joshua Sobey, Rob Bright, Corey Britton
F: Jyron Neave, Jason Rowan, Kyden Jarvis
R: Michael Boyd, Tate Porter, Leatham Robe
Int: Jalen Porter, James Kelly, Joshua Keilar, Jack Grace
B: Jackson Creed, Luke Moutray, Steven Smith
HB: Tyson Umbers, Thomas Noonan, Sean Fogarty
C: Samuel Lee, Tom Fitzgerald, Dillon Paton
HF: John Vincent, Jordan Brown, Joshua Keen
F: Ethan Dowd, Tully Allwood, Michael Phillips
R: Jack Honan, Benjamin Thornton, Lewis Campbell-Gavin
Int: Ben Mulcahy, Ben Moor, Jordan Cruickshank, Brandon Scott
In: Ben Mulcahy, Ben Moor, Brandon Scott
Out: Mitchell Fogarty, Luke Pearson, Jackson Cruickshank
B: Brendan Chatfield, Noah Keane, Sam Byron
HB: Bradley Edge, Stephen Kilpatrick, Brett Hunger
C: Jason Wilson, Dylan Cross, Brent Fedley
HF: Dylan Hare, Benjamin Lenehan, Jeremy Ellis
F: Nicholas Johnstone, Brett Membrey, Kye Bunworth
R: Robert Hare, Travis Membrey, Justin Fedley
Int: Benjamin McLean, Beau Dignan, Patrick Higgins
In: Thomas Knowles, Nicholas Johnstone
Out: Matthew Lenehan, Dylan O'Keeffe
B: Paul Campbell, Mason Crosier, Josh Dwyer
HB: Daniel Weel, Daryl Beechey, Eli Barker
C: Timothy Lewis, Matthew Lynch, Samuel Thomas
HF: Blake Rudland-Castles, Aaron Williams, Jacob Brooks
F: Thomas Lambevski, Zachary Pickett, Colby Rix
R: Scott Lenehan, Bodie Hibberson, Benjamin Turner-Dwyer
Int: Patrick Keane, Jacob Malone, Jamie McKenzie, Joshua Reichman
In: Benjamin Turner-Dwyer, Patrick Keane, Timothy Lewis, Aaron Williams, Thomas Lambevski, Matthew Lynch
Out: Nicholas Sheehan, Jacob Dunne, Michael Darmody, Nathan Forth, Rick Dolphin, Michael Lambevski
B: Zachary Norris, William McPhee, Thomas Smith
HB: Callum Dunn, Harry Hall, Liam Boyle
C: Blake Evans, Andrew McMeel, Matthew Rook
HF: Joe Kenna, Matthew Petherick, Caleb Templeton
F: Louis O'Connor, Leigh McKane, Jacob Linford
R: Ryan Bunney, Ryan Keogh, Jayden Millet
Int: Caleb Bourke, Dylan Jongebloed, Sebastian Clark, Benjamin Van Zelst
In: Zachary Norris, Benjamin Van Zelst, Jayden Millet , Sebastian Clark
Out: Ryan McElgunn, Caleb Bidmade, Christopher Robertson, Liam Antonio
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