Brisbane have dropped hard nuts Mitch Robinson and Rhys Mathieson while Melbourne forward Tom McDonald was again overlooked for Friday night’s semi-final at the MCG.

The Lions welcomed back Noah Answerth and Cam Rayner from suspension among four changes, while Darcy Fort has replaced ruckman Oscar McInerney (concussion).

Last week’s substitute, Callum Ah Chee has been named in the 22 with Jaxon Prior, Robinson, and Mathieson all dropped.

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Melbourne have named an unchanged side, meaning star midfielder Christian Petracca will play despite a heavy cork on his calf and a hairline fracture in his leg.

Collingwood made just the one change for Saturday night’s semi-final against Fremantle at the MCG, replacing injured midfielder Taylor Adams (groin) with 21-year-old Trent Bianco.

Star forward Jordan De Goey was named despite suffering a shoulder injury in last week’s loss to Geelong.

Jordan De Goey is set to play in Collingwood’s semi-final against Fremantle after a shoulder sprain. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

All-Australian defender Darcy Moore will also play despite leaving training for a period on Thursday after copping a knock to his knee.

Fremantle have gone in with an unchanged side, meaning forward Matt Taberner misses out for a second straight final.

Taberner, who returned from a calf injury in the WAFL last week, will again play for Peel Thunder.

Two-game forward Jye Amiss held his place in the Dockers’ side ahead of Taberner, while skipper Nat Fyfe will miss at least one more week with a hamstring injury.

Demons coach Simon Goodwin again opted against recalling fit-again forward Tom McDonald, who missed most of the season with a serious foot injury.

“Tom’s certainly someone that’s progressing really well, as is Jacob van Rooyen, both guys are really pressing their claims for selection,” Goodwin said before the teams were released.

“He (McDonald) had four weeks back at main training, he’s played one full game of VFL, had match simulation last weekend and the decision needs to be made is that enough to prepare yourself for a big final.

“If he doesn’t play this week, he will be right to go if we’re fortunate enough to progress through.”