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

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 Mackie1411253001200
Daniel Menzel3361002320
Harry Taylor94135011551
Jake Kolodjashnij104145020401
James Parsons410141000500
Jed Bews3362002600
Joel Selwood1415294033810
Jordan Murdoch107175000800
Lachie Henderson65115000100
Mark Blicavs7111821201410
Mark O'Connor39124001300
Mitch Duncan13183170211802
Nakia Cockatoo2130000200
Patrick Dangerfield13233610221240
Sam Menegola912215001701
Scott Selwood891710001710
Steven Motlop108187001301
Tom Hawkins87153022410
Tom Lonergan64102031500
Tom Stewart84124001400
Zac Smith91625148111000
Zach Tuohy1711281010310

Western Bulldogs

Bailey Dale88162010500
Bailey Williams910192000201
Caleb Daniel1315285011400
Clay Smith85132010720
Dale Morris2682010200
Easton Wood128207021100
Jack Redpath6174002121
Jackson Macrae716232001500
Jason Johannisen159241010701
Lachie Hunter67131000300
Liam Picken416204000700
Lin Jong1212240110600
Lukas Webb57120011610
Luke Dahlhaus815232012900
Marcus Adams87154002500
Marcus Bontempelli811192033603
Matthew Suckling75120010500
Mitch Wallis818260041620
Bob Murphy1411254001300
Tom Boyd8122043321321
Tory Dickson74116010720
Travis Cloke74113901410