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The line-ups on Sunday were intended for the clashes between Kangaroos-Power, Giants-Saints and Eagles-Suns

PORT Adelaide’s bulging midfield has resulted in Premier League hopefuls leaving veteran ball-getter Tom Rockliff out of the first round against North Melbourne

The former Brisbane skipper has been named as an emergency for the Power’s trip to Marvel Stadium on Sunday, although he could be selected as a medical replacement named an hour before the first ricochet

Recruits Aliir Aliir and Orazio Fantasia will make their Port Adelaide debut, while Miles Bergman will play his first AFL game against the Roos when the Force launches its 2021 campaign

North will be blood debutant Tom Powell, while recruits Lachie Young, Aidan Corr and Jaidyn Stephenson will play Draftee Charlie Lazzaro has been appointed as an emergency but will likely be the medical sub after the club confirms he is will also make its debut

Zak Jones ‘hamstring injury, and then Corkie this week, excluded him from the Saints’ clash with Greater Western Sydney He joined Max King, Dan Hannebery, Brad Crouch, Rowan Marshall, Ben Paton, and Jarryn Geary on the sidelines

Jake Carlisle has been left out as an emergency for the Saints, while Tanner Bruhn and Ruckman Matthew Flynn will make their first appearance for the Giants on home soil

West Coast recruit Alex Witherden has been named as an emergency for the Eagles’ season opener against the Suns, which left veteran defender Jarrod Harbrow off as an emergency

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