Geelong vs Essendon Teams, Injuries & Tips

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Geelong and Essendon clash in the country festival match to open their campaigns on Saturday afternoon.

Check out all the updated team information and line-ups for Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers below.

Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers: When and Where?

🗓 Date: Saturday March 19
⏰ Time: 2:10pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Geelong Cats Teams

1. Z. Guthrie

2. M. Blicavs

3. S. De Koning

4. T. Atkins

5. J. Kolodjashnij

6. J. Bews

7. B. Close

8. C. Guthrie

9. I. Smith

10. S. Higgins

11. E. Ratugolea

12. T. Stengle

13. J. Cameron

14. T. Hawkins

15. R. Stanley

16. P. Dangerfield

17. B. Parfitt

18. Z. Tuohy

19. J. Selwood

20. L. Dahlhaus

21. J. Henry

22. Q. Narkle

Geelong Cats Injury Report & News

Sam Menegola and Mitch Duncan will be touch and go whether they slot straight back into first team requirements or are given minutes at VFL level considering their injury recoveries. Whilst Gary Rohan will be unavailable and will be replaced by new-signing Tyson Stengle. Meanwhile, Jack Henry and Jed Bews are both available for selection for Chris Scott.

Essendon Bombers Teams

1. J. Laverde

2. J. Stewart

3. T. Cutler

4. N. Hind

5. J. Ridley

6. A. McGrath

7. K. Langford

8. Z. Merrett

9. D. Heppell

10. A. Perkins

11. B. Ham

12. D. Smith

13. P. Wright

14. K. Baldwin

15. J. Stringer

16. S. Draper

17. D. Parish

18. W. Snelling

19. J. Caldwell

20. N. Cox

21. M. Redman

22. J. Kelly

Essendon Bombers Injury Update & News

Harrison Jones injured his ankle In training earlier in the week and will miss the Round 1 clash against the Cats. In good news, both Jake Stringer and Jake Kelly are expected to play following injuries. Whilst Kaine Baldwin is set to make his AFL debut after two knee reconstructions.

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