SHAUN Higgins will step out of the coaches box and back onto the playing field when the Bendigo Bank Cats play Richmond in the VFL this Sunday at GMHBA Stadium from 12pm.

After a stint in the box at last week's AFL clash in Perth, Higgins will play his first VFL game since 2014 on Sunday.

The 34-year-old is one of eight inclusions to the Cats team this week with fellow AFL-listed players Cooper Stephens, Ollie Dempsey, Francis Evans, Shannon Neale, Paul Tsapatolis and Luke Dahlhaus also named.

Matty Lloyd is the only VFL-listed inclusion following a string of consistent performances for Geelong league Club Newtown & Chilwell.

The game is shaping up as a crucial clash for both sides with Richmond and Geelong sitting 12th and 13th respectively on the VFL ladder, with only percentage separating them from eighth-placed Sydney.

Fans can watch all the action LIVE HERE from 12pm AEST on Sunday.

VFL Round 14 Team

Ins: Shaun Higgins, Cooper Stephens, Ollie Dempsey, Francis Evans, Shannon Neale, Paul Tsapatolis, Luke Dahlhaus, Matty Lloyd

Outs: Jack Henry (AFL), Max Holmes (AFL), Nick Stevens, Ryan Abbott, Tom Panuccio, Charlie Sprague, Marcus Herbert, Ben Worme

Backs 50. D. Capiron 81. A. Byrne 74. B Lloyd
Half Backs 47. M Ling 85. L. Waddell 68. T. Feely
Centreline 83. M. Lloyd 12. C. Stephens 10. M Knevitt
Half Forwards 31. F. Evans 17. E. Ratugolea 52. J McLachlan
Forwards 40. L. Dahlhaus 33. S Neale 28. O Dempsey
Followers 6. T Conway 19. Q. Narkle 4. S Higgins
Interchange 65. J. Evans 57. J. Chalcraft 36. P. Tsapatolis
  41. Z. Williams 54. O. Tate  
23rd Player 65. J. Evans    
Emergencies 58. K. Chalcraft 64. T. Pannucio 63. B. Worme
  92. D Weigl 62. M Herbert 49. R. Abbott