The GIANTS have recalled Rebecca Privitelli, Louise Stephenson, Tarni Evans and Jodie Hicks for Saturday’s crucial clash with St Kilda.

The two teams are facing each other for the first time in competition history when they meet at RSEA Park in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon.

Forward Privitelli and defenders Stephenson and Evans return to the side after being omitted for last week’s loss to the Brisbane Lions, while forward Hicks returns after last playing in round two.

Lisa Steane and Taylah Davies have been omitted while Nicola Barr and Aimee Schmidt are out with injury.

Barr will miss the remainder of the regular season after requiring surgery on a broken finger sustained in last weekend’s match.

Schmidt will miss this week with an ankle injury also sustained in round six but should return to full training next week.

The GIANTS take on the Saints at 3:10pm on Saturday in Melbourne.

Round Seven

FB: Pepa Randall, Annalyse Lister
HB: Georgia Garnett, Libby Graham, Jessica Dal Pos
C: Elle Bennetts, Britt Tully, Alicia Eva
HF: Rebecca Privitelli, Katherine Smith, Cora Staunton
FF: Haneen Zreika, Tait Mackrill
RR: Erin McKinnon, Alyce Parker, Rebecca Beeson

Interchange: Louise Stephenson, Jessica Allan, Emily Goodsir, Jodie Hicks, Tarni Evans

Emergencies: Lisa Steane, Sarah Halvorsen