Naitanui returns for MCG clash

The highly-anticipated return of Nic Naitanui is one step closer after he was named in the Eagles team to face the Hawks.

Naitanui made a return last weekend in the WAFL after 11-months on the sidelines with a knee injury.

He is one of two changes as Willie Rioli returns to the side of suspension. 

Defender Jeremy McGovern misses Saturday's game after he failed to have his one-game ban overturned by the tribunal.

Jack Petrucelle was not available for selection due to a hamstring strain. 


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