As confirmed earlier, Ned Moyle comes into the side for his second match of 2024, replacing co-captain Jarrod Witts (hamstring).

Sam Flanders returns after being a late out in Round 11 through illness, as does Academy graduate Will Graham for his first AFL match since Round 8.

The pair come into the team in place of Jake Rogers and Alex Davies (both omitted).

Davies has been named among the emergencies alongside Rory Atkins and Sam Day. The SUNS will names its substitute an hour before first bounce on Sunday.

Ben Long will play his 100th AFL match at People First Stadium, a venue at which the SUNS are undefeated in 2024.

Premium Hospitality tickets are sold out for Sunday’s match with general admission and reserved seat tickets selling fast. Head to Ticketek to secure your seats

 Gate 3 opens at 12pm for the SUNS v Essendon VFL curtain raiser with all gates open to the public from 2pm.

 Click here for the Round 12 Game Day Guide.