Brayden George in action during the opening round of the VFL season. Picture: Maddie Green

Brayden George and Kallan Dawson will make their playing returns as North Melbourne's VFL side travels to Werribee on Sunday. 

George and Dawson are the only inclusions for the reserves following last weekend's defeat by Essendon at Windy Hill

A highly-rated defender, George is yet to make his AFL debut for North Melbourne after an unlucky run with injuries in his two seasons to date at the club.

He missed the 2023 season after tearing an ACL in his draft year, before dislocating his elbow in a freak gym accident in October last year. He then suffered a dislocated shoulder in the VFL side's Round 5 match against Greater Western Sydney. 


Key defender Dawson returns after suffering ankle ligament damage in a training session last month. He played the first four AFL games this season

Defenders Bode Stevens and Hamish Murphy are the two players to make way this week. 


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Round 9

Sunday, May 26
Werribee v North Melbourne at Avalon Airport Oval, 12pm AEST

B B.Nyuon (28) K.Dawson (42) B.Davis (50)
HB B.George (33) R.Hardeman (17) L.Butler (49)
C C.Downie (47) W.Phillips (29) D.Stephens (15)
HF R.Hansen (46) B.Drury (41) C.Harvey (37) 
F F.Maley (39) S.Lowson (77) T.Sellers (36)
R H.Free (45) H.Greenwood (1) J.Watkins (56)
INT J. Lienert (67) D.Smith (72) C.Lord (71)
  K. De La Rue (63) T.Goad (22)  
23rd Player K. De La Rue (63)
EMG B. Stevens (65) L.Wynd (62) T.Cappelari (61)
H. Murphy (51)    
INS B.George K.Dawson  
OUTS B.Stevens H.Murphy  



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