Ben King has been ruled out for the trip to face the Dockers after sustaining a knee injury earlier this week.

The SUNS have opted for a no-risk approach, with the key forward expected to be available for the Round 16 match against Collingwood.

Inaugural SUN Sam Day has come into the squad in King’s place, named at full forward.

Co-captain Jarrod Witts returns in place of Ned Moyle in the ruck, while SUNS Academy product and Rising Star nominee Jake Rogers has also come back into the team.

Wil Powell has returned from suspension and has been named in the back pocket.

Coming out of the side alongside King and Moyle are Brayden Fiorini, Jed Walter and Nick Holman (all omitted).

On the extended interchange is David Swallow, Will Graham, Alex Sexton, Charlie Ballard, Brandon Ellis, Lloyd Johnston, Alex Davies and Hewago Oea.

The interchange will be trimmed to five at 5pm AEST on Friday before the substitute is named one hour prior to bounce.

The match at Optus Stadium gets underway at 4pm AEST on Sunday afternoon and will be broadcast live on the Seven network (check your local guide), Fox Footy and Kayo.