Adelaide, still without a win after two rounds, has made five changes to its side for Saturday's big test against an equally desperate Sydney at Adelaide Oval.
The Crows, who have faded badly in both their first-round defeat at the hands of Geelong and then last week's ''Showdown'' against Port Adelaide, have dropped three players, including experienced forward Jason Porplyzia, along with Lewis Johnston and Sam Shaw.
Two players were ruled out through injury, big man Shaun McKernan, who misses after being concussed against the Power, while emerging midfielder Brad Crouch will be out for at least six weeks with a broken leg.
Crouch's injury has paved the way for his brother Matt to make his AFL debut, however. Jared Petrenko, Kyle Hartigan, Rory Laird and Josh Jenkins have also come into the team.
The Swans, who were shock losers to Greater Western Sydney in their opening game and overpowered by Collingwood last week, have made two changes, with injured pair Craig Bird (calf) and Sam Reid (Achilles tendon) replaced by Lewis Roberts-Thompson and former Carlton defender Jeremy Laidler.
Gold Coast has included Matthew Warnock and Luke Russell for Saturday's Q Clash against the Brisbane Lions, with Charlie Dixon (adductor) unavailable and Tim Sumner dropped. The Lions will be boosted by the return of midfielder Tom Rockliff, who replaces Rohan Bewick.
After losing defender Shannon Hurn to a knee injury, West Coast has named Brant Colledge to make his debut in Saturday's clash against St Kilda at Patersons Stadium. The Saints have dropped half-back Dylan Roberton and included defender Jimmy Webster.