Geelong Cats v West Coast Eagles; 2022 AFL Round 23 Match Preview and Team Lists – The Cattery – Geelong Cats Unofficial Website

Geelong Cats v West Coast Eagles, AFL 2022 matchday 23 match preview and squad lists
Ben Jensen
ESAVA RATUGOLEA has been recalled alongside Geelong at the expense of injured Rhys Stanley to presumably play a ruck role, but who knows. Jeremy Cameron will also be missing with a hamstring injury that the Cats are hoping will keep him out for just a week. Isaac Smith returns after a week off while Tom Atkins was left out to rest as well, ‘managed’ in cat language.

The big news is of course AFL Players Association President Patrick Dangerfield, who is playing his 300th AFL game. The former Geelong Falcon and Adelaide Crow has been with the Cats since 2016, winning the Brownlow Medal in his first season. The 32-year-old has missed seven games with injury so far this season, some of them intentional as Cats medical staff develop a plan to get Dangerfield ready for the final weeks of the season and the Finals.


Ben- Cats 128 points
Oscar- Cats 110 points
Cassie- Cats 80 points

IN: Isaac Smith, Esava Ratugolea
OUT: Jeremy Cameron, Rhys Stanley (both injured), Tom Atkins (managed)

B: Z. Guthrie, De Koning, Bews
HB: Kolodjashnij, Henry, Stewart
C: Smith, Dangerfield, Holmes
HF: Close, Ratugolea, Parfitt
F: Stengle, Hawkins, Rohan
FOLL: Blicavs, C. Guthrie, Selwood
INT: O’Connor, Tuohy, Menegola, Miers
EMER: Ceglar, Atkins, Dahlhaus, Neale

IN: Kelly, Rioli, Williams, Culley
OUT: Hough (ill), Waterman, Naitanui, Gaff (all injured), Clark (sub)

B: Hurn, Barrass, Duggan
HB: Foley, Edwards, Jones
C: Petrevski-Seton, Kelly, Redden
HF: Cripps, Darling, Rioli
F: Langdon, Dixon, Ryan
NEXT: Williams, O’Neill, Shuey
INT: Nelson, Bazzo, Rotham, Culley
EMER: Winder, Williams, Witherden, Clark

PITCH Nicholas Brown, Nathan Williamson, Eleni Tee EMER: Michael Pell
LIMIT Simon Blight, Sam Stagg, Ian Burrows, Adam Coote
GOAL Adam Wojcik, Simon Plumridge EMER: Matt Maclure

About the Author

Ben Jensen

THE CATTERY began as a labor of love, and remained, by creator and lead 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. After a very brief stint (by design!) creating web-based operations manuals for water installations, the Chartered Engineer quickly decided it was time he combined his love of Cats with his skills and that he “tries” to do what he hoped for. would be one of the best unofficial sites in Geelong. Ben doesn’t remember ever supporting the mighty Cats, let alone when he started pitching for the team wearing the blue and white hoops. Virtually all of Ben’s family supports Geelong; even cousins ​​in Sydney. Sadly, he married into a mixed family of Carlton and Essendon fans, but he retains first and last 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 pitch and drawing the positions in each spot, with “JACKO” in front. The rest of those early memories revolve around Gary Ablett Senior, Billy Brownless (his very first favorite official player) and Garry ‘Buddha’ Hocking. Having lived elsewhere in Victoria and overseas, Ben has remained proud of his Geelong roots and never misses an opportunity to show his allegiance, and particularly enjoys strolling from the top of Collins Street on a Monday morning after a victory wearing a tie Geelong and maybe even a jacket and scarf on special occasions. I live again in Geelong after fifteen years of absence. Ben would love to hear your comments, suggestions and hopefully contributions to The Cattery.

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