Geelong captain Joel Selwood has confirmed that Ryan Abbott will be given the number one ruck duties when Geelong takes on Melbourne in an elimination final on Friday night.
Speaking on Triple M, the Cats star said Abbott had “been ready for quite a while,” as he gets set to face the All-Australian ruckman Max Gawn at the MCG.
“We’ve given Ryan his go and he’s done a good job so he’ll get the crack against Maxy first up.”
Selwood also said both Jack Henry and Mark Blicavs will have the job of aiding Abbott in their quest to limit the influence of the number one ruckman in the competition.
Abbott was the 69th pick in the 2016 National Draft as a mature age player and made his debut against Richmond in Round 20 this season, kicking two goals.