St Kilda has made three changes ahead of its Saturday night encounter with Adelaide at Cairns’ Cazalys Stadium.

Recalled Saints Ben Long, Jack Lonie and Paul Hunter join the ranks ahead of Round 13, while last week’s medical sub Tom Highmore has been listed in the starting line-up.

The changes come as leaders Tim Membrey (personal) and Seb Ross (personal) returned to Melbourne earlier this week, while co-captain Jarryn Geary (shoulder) has been forced out of the side alongside Oscar Clavarino (omitted).

Despite being under injury clouds in the lead-up to the game, both Max King and Mason Wood will make the trip North.

Clavarino, Jack Bytel, Darragh Joyce and Leo Connolly have been selected as emergencies.

St Kilda will look to get back on the winners list against Adelaide on Saturday 12 June, with the opening bounce at Cazalys Stadium pencilled in for 7:25pm.

IN: Hunter, Long, Lonie
OUT: Clavarino (omitted), Geary (injured), Membrey (personal), Ross (personal)

Last week's sub: Highmore (replaced Wood)

B Ben Long Callum Wilkie Dougal Howard
HB Jimmy Webster Jack Sinclair Nick Coffield
C Bradley Hill Jack Steele Jack Billings
HF Dan Butler Josh Battle Jack Higgins
F Mason Wood Max King Jack Lonie
R Paddy Ryder Brad Crouch Luke Dunstan
INT Tom Highmore Hunter Clark Ryan Byrnes
  Paul Hunter    
E Jack Bytel Darragh Joyce Oscar Clavarino
  Leo Connolly