At Selection – Round 15

June 20, 2024 6:25 pm in by

Geelong looks set to rely on Mark Blicavs and Sam De Koning in the ruck for tomorrow night’s clash against Carlton at the MCG.

The Cats have made three changes, with veteran Rhys Stanley sidelined with a knee injury and young big Shannon Neale dropped.

They join midfielder Tanner Bruhn, who suffered a fractured scaphoid at training on Tuesday, in going out of the team that lost to Sydney before the bye.

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Captain Patrick Dangerfield, livewire forward Ollie Henry, and veteran Zach Tuohy are the Cats’ inclusions.

Despite being listed as injured, Stanley and uncapped duo Lawson Humphries and Mitch Hardie are Geelong’s emergencies.

For Dangerfield, it’s his first appearance since the last meeting with the Blues in Round 7.

“I won’t say it’s been a slow build-up, but it’s been a long build-up,” coach Chris Scott said.

“He’s – in our mind – recovered from the hamstring injury pretty quickly.

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“The last half of his time out from playing has been built around his conditioning program and making sure that when he did come back that, he was ready to perform really well.”


Scott admits that Bruhn’s loss caught Geelong by surprise.

“It was a real shock to us, the severity of that injury,” he said.

“It was a seemingly innocuous thing at training that he actually trained through.

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“He had a precautionary scan afterwards, and it revealed the scaphoid fracture.”

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Backs38. Jack Henry16. Sam De Koning8. Jake Kolodjashnij
Half Backs22. Mitch Duncan44. Tom Stewart39. Zach Guthrie
Centreline2. Zach Tuohy9. Max Holmes42. Mark O’Connor
Half Forwards45. Brad Close5. Jeremy Cameron32. Gryan Miers
Forwards18. Tyson Stengle26. Tom Hawkins36. Ollie Henry
Followers46. Mark Blicavs35. Patrick Dangerfield30. Tom Atkins
Interchange28. Ollie Dempsey23. Gary Rohan34. Oisin Mullin
 13. Jhye Clark12. Jack Bowes 
Emergencies1. Rhys Stanley41. Mitch Hardie17. Lawson Humphries