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The Geelong Cats will look to flex their muscle over the hapless North Melbourne Kangaroos as Round 5 wraps up at GMHBA Stadium. Stay up to date with their AFL clash with live scores on The Roar from 4:40pm (AEST).
Geelong had looked wobbly for most of the season and were finally made to bleed last week after going down to Melbourne. Coming off back-to-back unconvincing wins, the Cats looked a class below that of the Demons in a performance that raised several question marks over their 2021 ambitions. However, with big names returning, they’ll back themselves to right the ship.
It helps that it’s a winless Kangaroos side they’re up against this evening. North Melbourne’s first three quarters last week were the best footy they’ve played all season, but they were still blown away in the last quarter to go down by 41. There appears to be no way forward for North other than to play the kids and cop the beltings in what’s shaping as a wooden spoon campaign.
The Cats have won the last six meetings between these sides, including a 33-point triumph in their only game last season. The Kangaroos have lost seven of their last eight matches at Kardinia Park which, admittedly, is a better record than what many other clubs can claim.
B: Lachie Henderson, Mark Blicavs, Jed Bews
HB: Tom Atkins, Jake Kolodjashnij, Tom Stewart
C: Isaac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, Zach Tuohy
HF: Gryan Miers, Sam de Koning, Jack Henry
F: Gary Rohan, Tom Hawkins, Brad Close
FOL: Rhys Stanley, Cam Guthrie, Joel Selwood
I/C: Brandan Parfitt, Mitch Duncan, Sam Menegola, Luke Dahlhaus
EMG: Jordan Clark, Josh Jenkins, Quinton Narkle, Zach Guthrie
B: Aiden Bonar, Ben McKay, Shaun Atley
HB: Jack Ziebell, Josh Walker, Aaron Hall
C: Charlie Lazzaro, Jy Simpkin, Tom Powell
HF: Kayne Turner, Tom Campbell, Tarryn Thomas
F: Jack Mahony, Nick Larkey, Jaidyn Stephenson
FOL: Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Will Phillips
I/C: Bailey Scott, Atu Bosenavulagi, Lachie Young, Kyron Hayden
EMG: Curtis Taylor, Taylor Garner, Connor Menadue, Tristan Xerri