Ross Lyon's favourite defender Zac Dawson was surprisingly left out of the Fremantle's final 22 ahead of the Dockers' vital Sunday afternoon clash against Port Adelaide.
Lyon, in his days coaching Dawson at St Kilda and Fremantle, has routinely persisted with the maligned key backman, even through severe form slumps.
But Dawson, on the comeback trail from injury, was only included as an emergency for Freo's trip to AAMI Stadium, where Nathan Fyfe and Chris Mayne will instead make their comebacks in place of Zac Clarke and Nick Suban.
The Power made one change to the side that defeated Melbourne last weekend with Darren Pfeiffer in to replace the injured Jasper Pittard.
Meanwhile veteran Ryan Hargrave has failed to make the Western Bulldogs' final 22 for their match against St Kilda on Sunday.
The Dogs have still made four changes, however, with Jordan Roughead, Liam Jones, Tory Dickson and Clay Smith replacing injured pair Shaun Higgins (hamstring) and Mark Austin (wrist) and the omitted Nathan Djerrkura and Ayce Cordy.
Once a vital cog in the Bulldogs defence, Hargrave has battled to find his best form this year after injury ruined his 2011 campaign.
The 30-year-old is out of contract at season's end, and may struggle to win a new deal with Brendan McCartney's rebuilding side.
St Kilda have named an unchanged team for the 3.15pm clash at Etihad Stadium.
It's a must-win clash for the Saints, who are fighting to regain a spot in the top eight.
The Bulldogs have won just five games this season and are well out of finals contention.
West Coast recalled match-winners Luke Shuey and Josh Hill in the place of youngsters Jacob Brennan and Murray Newman for their hitout against Brisbane Lions at Patersons Stadium.
The Lions will blood a debutant, with rookie Steve Wrigley named along with fellow inclusion James Hawksley.
Wrigley, 25, was the club's mid-season rookie elevation, taken by the Lions as a mature-age recruit at last year's AFL Rookie Draft after starring across half-back for NEAFL club Labrador.Wrigley and Hawksley take the places of Aaron Cornelius and Jared Polec with Sam Docherty, Claye Beams and Niall McKeever the Lions' emergencies.