Cats weigh up Dangerfield and Ablett selections


Cats star Patrick Dangerfield didn’t train with the team as he attempts to recover from the knock to the knee he received against Essendon.

Scott said they would give Dangerfield every chance to play after he copped a knock to his knee against the Bombers and a final decision was unlikely to be made until a day before the game.

Cats coach Chris Scott expects Gary Ablett (left) to play against the Roos.Credit:AAP

“It will be clear-cut for us,” Scott said.

“He will either be able to function or not.”

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Geelong skipper Joel Selwood will return after missing the match against Essendon with soreness while Zach Tuohy will also be available for selection.

The Cats can select a squad of 26 players for Sunday’s match against the Kangaroos and have a number of players who are touch and go for the clash including ruck/forward Esava Ratugolea, who has progressed well after copping a head knock against Essendon.

The Cats have several options to replace Ratugolea if they decide he would be better off with a rest with Ryan Abbott, Darcy Fort and Zac Smith all potential ruck/forwards.

The trio, who sit behind Rhys Stanley in the pecking order, are all more ruckmen then forwards so the Cats could go with a slightly different structure in their forward line if Ratugolea didn’t play.



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