As reported earlier this week, Jarrod Witts has been ruled out with a fractured vertebrae and will be assessed next week for his availability for Round 18.

The co-captain has been replaced by young ruck Ned Moyle who is fresh off a dominant VFL performance which included a whopping 71 hitouts alongside 22 disposals, 13 clearances and two goals.

The substitute will be announced one hour prior to first bounce.

On the emergency list is Rory Atkins, Brayden Fiorini and James Tsitas.

The match gets underway at 1:45pm on Saturday afternoon and will be broadcast live on Fox Footy, Kayo and the Seven Network (check your local guide).