Shane Mumford, Lachie Whitfield and Lachie Ash return for the GIANTS for Sunday night’s clash with the Bombers at Metricon Stadium.
Mumford returns to lead the ruck after Matt Flynn suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.
Whitfield also makes his return from concussion after passing all of the 12-day protocols and training well during the week.
As revealed in the squad selection on Thursday, Flynn will miss though injury while forward Jeremy Finlayson has been omitted.
Lachie Ash also comes back into the side. After initially being managed, Callan Ward will play after captain Stephen Coniglio withdrew from the team on Saturday.
The emergencies are Nick Shipley, Zach Sproule, Jake Riccardi and James Peatling.
The GIANTS take on Essendon at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 6:10pm.
Essendon v GIANTS
Sunday, July 25 at 6:10pm
FB: Sam Taylor, Phil Davis, Isaac Cumming
HB: Harry Perryman, Nick Haynes, Adam Kennedy
C: Josh Kelly, Tom Green, Lachie Whitfield
HF: Brent Daniels, Harry Himmelberg, Tim Taranto
FF: Daniel Lloyd, Jesse Hogan, Tanner Bruhn
RR: Shane Mumford, Callan Ward, Jacob Hopper
Interchange: Xavier O’Halloran, Sam Reid, Connor Idun, Lachie Ash
In: Shane Mumford, Lachie Whitfield, Lachie Ash
Out: Matt Flynn (injured), Jeremy Finlayson (omitted), Stephen Coniglio (injured)
Emergencies: Zach Sproule, Nick Shipley, Jake Riccardi, James Peatling