Geelong Cats V Giants of the Great West of Sydney; AFL 2021 Second Semi-Final Game Preview & Team Rosters


Geelong Cats v Greater Western Sydney Giants, 2021 AFL Semi-Final Second Match preview and squad rosters, Optus Stadium, Friday, September 3, 2021 7:50 PM AEST
Ben jensen ESAVA RATUGOLEA has been called up to face Shane Mumford and his sons from the GWS Giants tonight at Optus Stadium in Perth. Joining Ratugolea on the list of reinforcements are Zach Tuohy and Max Holmes. The “managed” Shaun Higgins who was the replacement last week and remains an emergency and has officially omitted the pair Sam Simpson and Luke Dahlhaus while Mark O’Connor is injured.

The Cats will welcome Tuohy’s return, but if they had had the choice, they would have chosen O’Connor who suffered a hamstring injury in the loss to Port Power last Friday instead. Dahlhaus’s removal in favor of the ten-player Holmes may signal the end of the former’s career, but time will tell. The Giants lost Toby ‘grub’ Greene for coming into contact with a referee in the win over the Swans, as well as injured Tom Green and Sam Reid. Relatively inexperienced Bobby Hill and Conor Stone walk in from the side.

STILL no word from the AFL or the Victorian government on when the VFL Women’s Grand Final will be played, which is beyond a joke now. The Cats were scheduled to face the Magpies in the grand final in July, but Covid19 restrictions forced the women’s game to a standstill as well as the men’s VFL games. The men’s season is officially canceled now, but there is still some hope that the women’s grand finale will be played out at some point. However, with Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announcing a phased reopening on Wednesday, that doesn’t seem likely.


Ben – Cats 2 points
Oscar – Giants 40 points
Cassie – Cats 23 points

IN: Zach Tuohy, Esava Ratugolea, Max Holmes
OUTSIDE: Mark O’Connor (hamstrings), S. Higgins (managed), Sam Simpson, Luke Dahlhaus (both omitted)
B: J. Henry, L. Henderson, J. Kolodjashnij
HB: Z.Tuohy, M.Blicavs, T. Atkins
C: C. Guthrie, M. Duncan, I. Smith
HF: E.Ratugolea, J. Cameron, G. Rohan
F: B. Close, T. Hawkins, G. Miers
FOLL: R.Stanley, J. Selwood, P.Dangerfield
INT: J. Bews, M.Holmes, S. Menegola, B. Parfitt
EMER: S. Higgins, S. Simpson, D. Fort, Z. Guthrie

IN: B. Hill, C. Stone
OUTSIDE: S. Reid, T. Green (both injured), T. Greene (suspended)
B: J. Stein, S. Taylor, I. Cumming
HB: L. Ash, N. Haynes, L. Whitfield
C: J. Kelly, S. Coniglio, H. Perryman
HF: T. Taranto, H. Himmelberg, D. Lloyd
F: Z.Sproule, J. Hogan, Boer
FOLL: S. Mumford, J. Hopper, C. Ward
INT: T. Bruhn, B. Hill, C. Stone, C. Idun
EMER: J. Riccardi, K. Briggs, P. Davis, J. Peatling

GROUND Chris Donlon, ‘Razor’Ray Chamberlain, Simon Meredith EM: Jacob Mollison
LIMIT Nathan Doig, Chris Esler, Matthew Konetschka, Damien Main
GOAL Angus McKenzie-Wills, Dylan Benwell EM: Matthew Dervan

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Ben jensen

THE CHATERIE started as a labor of love, and remains, by creator and main contributor Ben Jensen in mid-season 2002. His goal was to create the best “unofficial” Geelong Football Club site on the net. . Consultant by day and webmaster by night, he created his first website in 1996 while studying engineering and science at Deakin University in Geelong at the time. After a very brief (on purpose!) Stint in creating web-based operating manuals for water installations, the certified engineer quickly decided it was time he combined his love of the Cats with his skills and that he “tries” to do what he hoped to do. would be one of the best unofficial sites in Geelong. Ben has no recollection of NOT supporting the mighty Cats, let alone when he started barracks for the team wearing the blue and white hoops. Most of Ben’s family support Geelong; even the cousins ​​from Sydney. Sadly, he got married into a mixed family of Carlton and Essendon fans, but he retains the first and final rights to any offspring. One of his earliest memories is of his father explaining the rules of the game by drawing a large oval football field and drawing the positions in each spot, with ‘JACKO’ all the way forward. The rest of those early memories revolve around Gary Ablett Senior, Billy Brownless (his very first official favorite player) and Garry ‘Buddha’ Hocking. After living elsewhere in Victoria and overseas, Ben has remained proud of his Geelong roots and never misses an opportunity to show his allegiance, and especially enjoys walking around the top of Collins Street on a Monday morning after a tie victory. Geelong and maybe even a jacket and scarf on special occasions. Living again in Geelong after fifteen years of absence. Ben would love to hear your comments, suggestions and hopefully contributions to La Chatterie.


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