Geelong Cats vs. Western Bulldogs; 2022 AFL Round 20 Match Preview and Team Lists – The Cattery – Geelong Cats Unofficial Website

Geelong Cats v Western Bulldogs, 2022 AFL Round 20 match preview and squad lists
Ben Jensen
JONATHAN CEGLAR will make his debut for the Cats in their Round 20 matchup with the Western Bulldogs at GMHBA Stadium this Saturday night. The ruckman is a timely inclusion after number one Rhys Stanley suffered a knee injury after dominating the ruck in the first half against Port Adelaide last weekend. Of course, the main inclusion for the Cats is Tom Stewart who has now served his four-game suspension, but we’re intrigued to see how Ceglar fares and if he can replace Stanley in the coming weeks – as he faces to a month on the sidelines.

Missing for the Cats with Stanley’s injury, Zac Tuohy who has Covid while Shannon ‘Scratcher’ Neale who replaced Stanley last week as a backup have been named on an emergency basis. Also on the emergency roster are Sam Menegola, Brandon Parfitt and Luke Dahlhaus – a very solid line illustrating why the Cats are in such good shape with such depth in reserve. The Cats’ VFL team plays the Coburg Lions at Ballarat’s “Mars Stadium” on Sunday – we don’t know why, but the Lions seem to be playing their “home” games on random pitches like some sort of football nomad.

The Bulldogs brought back helmeted midfielder Caleb Daniel and key forward Zaine Cordy in place of omitted pair Alex Keath and Lachlan McNeil, while Adam Treloar failed to pass a fitness test after suffering a calf injury in the last lap.

TWENTY ROUND AFL 2022
GEELONG CATS V WESTERN BULLDOGS
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2022, 7:25 PM AEST
GMHBA STADIUM

PREDICTIONS
Ben- Cats 29 points
Oscar- 8 point bulldogs
Cassie- Cats 36 points

GEELONG CATS – SELECTED SIDE
IN: Stewart, Ceglar
OUT: Tuohy (Covid), Stanley (knee), Neale (last week’s sub)
B: O’Connor, De Koning, Z. Guthrie
HB: Kolodjashnij, Stewart, Henry
C: Duncan, Selwood, Smith
HF: Rohan, Cameron, Dangerfield
F: Close, Hawkins, Stengle
FOLL: Ceglar, C. Guthrie, Atkins
INT: Bews, Holmes, Blicavs, Miers
EMER: Neale, Menegola, Dahlhaus, Parfitt

WESTERN BULLDOGS – SELECTED SIDE
IN: Cordy, Daniel
OUT: Keath, McNeil (both omitted), Treloar (injured)

B: Williams, Gardner, Khamis
HB: Hannan, Cordy, Dale
C: Richards, Liberatore, Smith
HF: Johannisen, Bruce, Dunkley
F: Weightman, Naughton, Ugle-Hagan
FOLL: English, Bontempelli, Macrae
INT: West, McComb, Daniel, Garcia
EMER: Martin, McNeil, Cleary, Keath

REFEREES
FIELD Andrew Stephens, Hayden Gavine, Mathew Nicholls EMER: Nicholas Jankovskis
FRONTIER Christopher Gordon, Matthew Tomkins, Shane Thiele, Matthew Jenkinson
GOAL Michael Craig, Matt Maclure EMER: David Rodan

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 online operations manuals for water installations, the Chartered Engineer quickly decided it was time he combined his love of Cats with his skills and “trying” 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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