ULVERSTONE has suffered a double blow ahead of tomorrow's crucial clash with Smithton.
The Robins are locked in a battle with the Saints for fourth place on the ladder but tomorrow will be forced to make the trip to Smithton with coach Justin Hays sidelined with injury and in-form ruck-rover Travis Davies unavailable.
Their loss has been softened a little with the return of Devonport recruit Hector Lenton.
SMITHTON is without Burnie Dockers recruit Bhodi Johnston and Bon Radford but regained Mark Kearnes from injury and promoted Ben Dawson from the under-19s.
LATROBE was forced into three changes ahead of tomorrow's trans-Mersey clash with East Devonport.
Talented wingman James Wescombe is the most important loss, although the Demons were able to regain premiership defender Zane Good.
EAST DEVONPORT made two changes with the promotion of Sam Greaves and Brendan Short from the under-19s to replace Simon Ackerley, who is unavailable, while Mitchel Walker has been relegated to the reserves.
The NTFL's Easter round of football ends on Saturday with what promises to be an enthralling clash between unbeaten Wynyard and the vastly improved Penguin.
Former St Kilda star forward Stephen Milne arrives in Penguin today for his one-off appearance and is the first named in an expanded squad.
Milne's visit has created plenty of interest at Penguin, and a club function has been arranged with him on Saturday night.
Captain Brock Dicker will be recognised at the same function after playing his 200th game against the Cats.
Wynyard is likely to regain key forward Gregg Sharman, who missed last week's win over Smithton because of the birth of his baby. Sharman is one of six players coming into the squad which has already lost Sam Douglas and Mikki Linnane.