Gary Rohan remains in the frame to face Brisbane on Saturday after playing through an ankle injury in Round 18. 

Geelong Cats General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd said the dynamic forward would need to pass a medical assessment ahead of this weekend’s game at the Gabba. 

“Gary got through the game, we had to manage him,” Lloyd said. 

“He obviously came downstairs (to the changerooms) a couple of times to see our medical team and work through the challenges of carrying an injury in a game, which a lot of players do. 

“We’ll assess that throughout the week, but he’ll be close to playing this week.”


Defender Jed Bews will also be a test to play this weekend as he nears a return after missing the last two games with a knee injury. 

“Jed is doing a lot of running at the moment; his knee is improving, and again our medical team will assess whether he is available this week or next, come the latter part of the week.” 

The washup was good for three Cats players who returned across the AFL and VFL last weekend. 

Despite copping a few bumps and bruises during the game, Jeremy Cameron made a promising return against the Bombers. 

“Sometimes you just have games where you just keep getting knocked around, and bumped and bruised,” Lloyd said. 

“Jezza copped one early – just above his knee – copped a cork and tried to work through that initially. 

“And then he came off with the blood rule as well …. but the good thing about (the game) was he worked himself into the game and finished with that long goal down the city end, which was exciting."

Jake Kolodjashnij also got through his return game against Essendon after missing last week against North Melbourne. 

“He returned and helped us really get going with our team defence in that first quarter and is a very important player for us and he moved really well.” 

There were also good signs for young ruck Toby Conway, who played his first game for the year in the VFL side’s match against Essendon on Sunday. 

“Toby went well. His game time was managed, so he ran seven kilometres for the game,” Lloyd said. 

“Talking to Mark Corrigan, the VFL coach, he was really excited with what he saw. 

“Toby is a big man, and his ability to get best position and follow up his ruck work and take marks around the ground was something that you could see (was impressive). 

“For somebody being out of the game for so long and not playing a game for the entire year, his touch was there and we’re really excited by what we see, and that’s something now that we’ll build on week on week.”

In other news, Geelong Cats and GMHBA have extended their partnership for a further four years, with the private health insurer continuing as the Club’s Official Health Insurance Partner.

The partnership will see GMHBA retain its naming rights to the soon-to-be 40,000 seat venue, with the home of the Cats to remain as GMHBA Stadium until 2027.