16.8 (104)
12.9 (81)
Simonds Stadium


The Cats will make their long awaited return to Simonds Stadium on Friday night. They will will also be striving to get back on the winner’s list, having lost their past three games.

The Bulldogs continue to find ways to win, however, could not get across the line last week against the Eagles. They now sit eighth on ladder and will need to win games to get themselves out of the deadlock in the middle of the table.

Geelong has won their past 10 games against the Dogs, their last loss was in Round 21 of 2009. The reigning premiers also have not beaten the Cats at Simonds Stadium since 2003.

After coming under some fire this week for their tackling pressure, or lack there of, expect Chris Scott’s men to come out all guns blazing. They need to match the intensity of the Dogs, and if they can, they will be well on the way to winning the game.

Tip: Cats by 13

Team Line-Ups

IN L. Henderson, Scott Selwood
OUTRhys Stanley, G. Horlin-Smith
IN Dale Morris, Bob Murphy, Travis Cloke, Mitch Wallis, Tory Dickson
OUTTom Liberatore, Zaine Cordy, F. Roberts, Toby McLean, Matthew Boyd
FB 44 Tom Stewart 13 Tom Lonergan 2 Zach Tuohy
FF 46 Lin Jong 43 Jack Redpath 42 Liam Picken
HB 8 J. Kolodjashnij 25 L. Henderson 4 Andrew Mackie
HF 35 Caleb Daniel 13 Travis Cloke 14 Clay Smith
C 46 Mark Blicavs 14 Joel Selwood 29 Cameron Guthrie
C 7 Lachie Hunter 40 Luke Dahlhaus 11 Jackson Macrae
HF 34 James Parsons 7 Harry Taylor 6 Steven Motlop
HB 2 Bob Murphy 10 Easton Wood 34 Bailey Williams
FF 2 Daniel Menzel 26 Tom Hawkins 5 Nakia Cockatoo
FB 38 Dale Morris 24 Marcus Adams 39 J. Johannisen
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Team Stats

381 Disposals 389
162 Contested Possessions 158
186 Kicks 182
195 Handballs 207
17 Free Kicks 21
46 Clearances 39
14 Centre Clearances 8
32 Stoppages 31
54 Inside 50 48
69 Marks 57
7 Marks in 50 11
13 Contested Marks 6
134 Tackles 104
60 Hit-Outs 43

Player Stats

Geelong Cats

Andrew Mackie141125312
Daniel Menzel3361232
Harry Taylor9413511551
Jake Kolodjashnij104145241
James Parsons4101415
Jed Bews336226
Joel Selwood14152943381
Jordan Murdoch1071758
Lachie Henderson651151
Mark Blicavs71118212141
Mark O'Connor3912413
Mitch Duncan131831721182
Nakia Cockatoo2132
Patrick Dangerfield132336122124
Sam Menegola912215171
Scott Selwood89171171
Steven Motlop108187131
Tom Hawkins871532241
Tom Lonergan64102315
Tom Stewart8412414
Zac Smith916251481110
Zach Tuohy1711281131

Western Bulldogs

Bailey Dale8816215
Bailey Williams91019221
Caleb Daniel1315285114
Clay Smith85132172
Dale Morris268212
Easton Wood128207211
Jack Redpath61742121
Jackson Macrae71623215
Jason Johannisen159241171
Lachie Hunter671313
Liam Picken4162047
Lin Jong121224116
Lukas Webb57121161
Luke Dahlhaus815232129
Marcus Adams8715425
Marcus Bontempelli8111923363
Matthew Suckling751215
Mitch Wallis818264162
Bob Murphy141125413
Tom Boyd8122043321321
Tory Dickson74116172
Travis Cloke741139141