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Cats clip Eagles’ wings to book preliminary final spot

 

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FULL TIME

The Cats have silenced the critics, taking down the Eagles by 20 points.

Tom Hawkins is set to face MRO scrutiny for a late hit on Will Schofield but he was the star tonight, kicking four goals.

The Eagles kicked just one behind in the final term.

Joel Selwood was passionate post-game, launching a strong defence of Chris Scott after he coming under fire during the week.

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HALF TIME

Geelong may have made a slow start last week but that hasn’t been the case tonight, flying out of the blocks.

But West Coast came roaring back in the second to cut the margin to 10 points at the main change.

Andrew Gaff is the leading disposal getter at half time.

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Geelong assistant coach Nigel Lappin joined us pre-game ahead of tonight’s semi final.

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NO LATE CHANGES

Both sides will go in tonight as named.

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PREVIEW

It’s semi-finals time and the first of two games this weekend promises to be a cracker.

Fresh off yet another qualifying finals loss, the pressure is rising at Geelong.

After deciding against using Rhys Stanley in the ruck last weekend, Chris Scott has opted to bring him back into the side, allowing Mark Blicavs to return to his favoured position down back.

Meanwhile at the Eagles, they were rocked on Thursday afternoon by revelations of Willie Rioli’s provisional suspension following an “adverse analytical finding” on an out-of-competition drugs test on August 20.

So will the Cats bounce back after last week or will last year’s premiers come to Melbourne and win through to the preliminary finals?

It’s all to play for and you’ll hear every moment of the game on 3AW Football from 6pm!

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