GIANTS veteran Callan Ward has withdrawn from the 23-man team to take on Geelong at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday with illness.

Ward won’t travel to Geelong with the team, with Jacob Wehr named as his replacement.

Harry Rowston has been added to the emergencies list.

The GIANTS take on Geelong in the second week of Sir Doug Nicholls Round on Saturday at 4:35pm.