SHANNON Neale will replace Esava Ratugolea as an emergency for Geelong's Round 8 clash with Greater Western Sydney on Saturday at Manuka Oval.
Ratugolea has been ruled out through injury, paving the way for Neale to join Mitch Knevitt, Oliver Dempsey and Zach Guthrie as the emergencies this week.
The news follows yesterday's exciting announcement that Cooper Stephens would be playing his first AFL game.
Sitting 4-3 after last week's narrow three-point loss to Fremantle, the Cats will be eager to return to winning ways in Saturday's 4.35pm clash in Canberra.
Geelong will name its medical substitute an hour prior to the first bounce.
Round 8 Team
INS: Patrick Dangerfield, Quinton Narkle, Francis Evans, Cooper Stephens
OUTS: Joel Selwood (Injured), Shaun Higgins (Injured), Max Holmes (Injured), Luke Dahlhaus (Medi-Sub), Oliver Dempsey (Omitted)
NEW: Cooper Stephens (Debut)
|Backs||Sam De Koning||Mark Blicavs||Jed Bews|
|Half Backs||Jake Kolodjashnij||Tom Stewart||Tom Atkins|
|Centreline||Mitch Duncan||Patrick Dangerfield||Cooper Stephens|
|Half Forwards||Isaac Smith||Jeremy Cameron||Francis Evans|
|Forwards||Brad Close||Tom Hawkins||Tyson Stengle|
|Followers||Rhys Stanley||Quinton Narkle||Cameron Guthrie|
|Interchange||Zach Tuohy||Brandan Parfitt||Mark O'Connor|
|Emergencies||Oliver Dempsey||Mitch Knevitt||Zach Guthrie|