Rhys Stanley is a late out for the Cats
GEELONG has suffered a big blow ahead of Saturday's clash against the Western Bulldogs, with in-form big man Rhys Stanley a late withdrawal from the selected side.
Stanley will miss the clash due to an adductor issue, with fellow ruckman Ryan Abbott earning a recall for his first game of the season.
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With Stanley sidelined, Abbott and debutant Darcy Fort are likely to handle the majority of the Cats' ruck duties against Jackson Trengove and the Bulldogs.
Stanley has played all of Geelong's eight matches so far in 2019, averaging more than 14 disposals and 28 hitouts per match for Chris Scott's side.
Geelong v Western Bulldogs at GMHBA Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Geelong: Rhys Stanley (adductor) replaced in selected side by Ryan Abbott
Western Bulldogs: Nil
Geelong: Zach Tuohy, Jordan Clark, Charlie Constable, Gryan Miers
Western Bulldogs: Mitch Wallis, Bailey Smith, Toby McLean, Lachie Young
Brisbane v Adelaide at the Gabba, 2.10pm AEST
Brisbane: Luke Hodge (calf soreness) replaced in selected side by Ryan Lester
Brisbane: Stefan Martin, Mitch Hinge, Rhys Mathieson, Noah Answerth
Adelaide: Jordan Gallucci, Jake Kelly, Chayce Jones, Cam Ellis-Yolmen
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Collingwood v St Kilda at the MCG, 1.45pm AEST
Collingwood: Jordan De Goey (shin soreness) replaced in selected side by Rupert Wills, Darcy Moore (ankle) replaced in selected side by James Aish
St Kilda: Nil
Collingwood: Adam Treloar, James Aish, Chris Mayne, Callum Brown
St Kilda: Luke Dunstan, Blake Acres, Ben Paton, Matthew Parker
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