St Kilda
Saints
13.10 (88)
13.10
88
Geelong
Cats
19.12 (126)
19.12
126
FULLTIME
2017-04-23T05:20:00Z
Etihad Stadium

Preview

Geelong find themselves 4-0, and on top of the ladder. However, there are still doubters who believe they are yet to fully prove themselves.

This week will be another good test, they play a confident St Kilda side who is coming off two wins in a row.

Fans will be hoping for another epic clash, with their past two games being incredibly tight. In 2016 the Saints claimed a three-point win, while in 2015 the two sides drew.

With Lachie Henderson likely to play on Riewoldt, Chris Scott will have to decide if he will keep Harry Taylor forward, or move him back into defence to combat the potentially lethal Saints’ forward six.

There could be an upset on the cards here. Playing at Etihad and the Saints’ great form against the Cats in the past, suggests they could get over the line.

Tip: Saints by 17

Team Line-Ups


IN D. Minchington, Billy Longer, Jack Steven
OUTJack Lonie, Tom Hickey, David Armitage
IN Darcy Lang, Aaron Black, G. Horlin-Smith
OUTJames Parsons, Sam Menegola, Tom Ruggles
FB 14 Jarryn Geary 22 Nathan Brown 29 Jimmy Webster
FF 3 Brandan Parfitt 26 Tom Hawkins 10 Daniel Menzel
HB 16 Jack Newnes 2 Jake Carlisle 17 Dylan Roberton
HF 16 Darcy Lang 7 Harry Taylor 5 Nakia Cockatoo
C 15 Jack Billings 7 Luke Dunstan 11 Leigh Montagna
C 46 Mark Blicavs 14 Joel Selwood 22 Mitch Duncan
HF 21 Ben Long 12 Nick Riewoldt 44 Maverick Weller
HB 40 Jackson Thurlow 25 L. Henderson 44 Tom Stewart
FF 41 D. Minchington 27 Josh Bruce 28 Tim Membrey
FB 2 Zach Tuohy 13 Tom Lonergan 4 Andrew Mackie
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Team Stats


371 Disposals 449
132 Contested Possessions 156
197 Kicks 227
174 Handballs 222
22 Free Kicks 24
32 Clearances 37
14 Centre Clearances 19
18 Stoppages 18
52 Inside 50 65
82 Marks 101
10 Marks in 50 14
3 Contested Marks 14
67 Tackles 82
30 Hit-Outs 43

Player Stats


St Kilda Saints

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Ben Long2462111
Billy Longer17812915
Blake Acres10818101131
Darren Minchington8816533
Dylan Roberton244289213
Jack Billings91120612
Jack Newnes1192041161
Jack Steele615214110
Jack Steven12183011121
Jade Gresham651111221
Jake Carlisle571231
Jarryn Geary6814212
Jimmy Webster911204
Josh Bruce74113124412
Leigh Montagna1512275127
Luke Dunstan48122121
Maverick Weller13619231411
Nathan Brown336111
Nick Riewoldt14317531
Sam Gilbert96152423
Sebastian Ross17163363311
Tim Membrey617542

Geelong Cats

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Aaron Black10112172521
Andrew Mackie1762362131
Brandan Parfitt981712241
Cameron Guthrie41317221
Daniel Menzel931241121
Darcy Lang141125312421
George Horlin-Smith1017271411
Harry Taylor961571211
Jackson Thurlow7613422
Joel Selwood21224385191
Jordan Murdoch12618621
Lachie Henderson107177131
Mark Blicavs81321612281
Mitch Duncan161632913711
Nakia Cockatoo641021621
Patrick Dangerfield1219316142
Steven Motlop71320112
Tom Hawkins641021321
Tom Lonergan48124123
Tom Stewart10818522
Zac Smith871513124
Zach Tuohy181432925

Summary

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