GEELONG has made two changes to its team that will play Port Adelaide in Round 10 at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday at 1.45pm.
Gary Rohan returns to the senior side for the first time this year after a sciatica issue in his back and hip hampered his summer program.
The 30-year-old has been named to start in attack on a half forward flank after getting through two VFL games successfully in recent weeks.
Jed Bews comes straight back into Geelong's best 22 after missing last week's clash with the Saints completing the AFL's concussion protocols.
Making way for the Cats is Gryan Miers (managed) and Mitch Knevitt (omitted).
Geelong's Round 10 clash with Port Adelaide shapes as an important game with the Power sitting just one win adrift of the Cats on the ladder after four consecutive victories.
The Cats will name its medical substitute an hour prior to the first bounce.
Cats Celebrate 10th Djilang Match
Geelong will celebrate its 10th AFL Djilang Match in this Saturday's game with Port Adelaide.
For a decade the Djilang Match has highlighted the integral contribution First Nations peoples and cultures to the game of Australian Rules football, from its origins known in the Western Districts of Victoria as Marngrook to the First Nations players and administrators who are so integral to the brilliance of our sport.
The Djilang Match is also a platform for the recognition and celebration of the Wadawurrung people, the Traditional Owners of the land in and around Djilang. Djilang is the Wadawurrung word for Geelong.
Since 2012 the Cats have led the Djilang Program, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait cultural connection program that engages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the exploration and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
The Cats will wear their Djilang guernsey, designed by Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles, for both Rounds 10 and 11.
The guernsey, titled ‘Kardiniyoo’, was created to tell a Wadawurrung story of the Barwon River and Karidinyoo, and in legacy of the recent tragic loss of two lives connected to Corrina and the community, and Bunjil the eagle is placed on the guernsey in their honour.
Round 10 Team
INS: Gary Rohan, Jed Bews
OUTS: Gryan Miers (Managed), Mitch Knevitt (Omitted)
|Backs||Tom Stewart||Sam De Koning||Mark O'Connor|
|Half Backs||Jake Kolodjashnij||Mark Blicavs||Jed Bews|
|Centreline||Mitch Duncan||Cameron Guthrie||Zach Tuohy|
|Half Forwards||Isaac Smith||Jeremy Cameron||Gary Rohan|
|Forwards||Brad Close||Tom Hawkins||Tyson Stengle|
|Followers||Rhys Stanley||Brandan Parfitt||Joel Selwood|
|Interchange||Tom Atkins||Zach Guthrie||Quinton Narkle|
|Emergencies||Cooper Stephens||Mitch Knevitt||Francis Evans|