James Willis returns to Geelong's VFL line-up this week. Photo: Arj Giese

Geelong has made four changes to its VFL line-up ahead of Saturday's clash with Coburg at Piranha Park.

AFL-listed duo Phoenix Foster and James Willis return to the line-up, while Barwon Heads and Geelong Falcons player Joe Pike is set to make his VFL debut, and Geelong West Giants' Tanner Lovell is set to play his first VFL game for 2024.

VFL Match Centre | Round 8

The quartet come into the side for Shannon Neale, Oisin Mullin (both called up to the AFL side), Osca Riccardi (injury) and Jamieson Ballantyne (illness).

Geelong will be eager to pick up where it left off before last week's bye, having won its past four matches in a row. The Cats currently sit fourth on the ladder, but a few big wins have them boasting the second-best percentage in the league with 132.1 per cent.

The VFL Cats will take on Coburg on Saturday afternoon at Piranha Park in Coburg, with first bounce at 1.05pm. 

All matches in the 2024 Smithy’s VFL and VFLW seasons will be live streamed free via the AFL website, AFL Live Official App and VFL App.

VFL Round 8

Coburg v Geelong
1.05pm AEST, Saturday 18 May, 2024
Piranha Park, Coburg

In: Phoenix Foster, James Willis, Tanner Lovell, Joe Pike

Out: Shannon Neale (AFL), Oisin Mullin (AFL), Osca Riccardi (injured), Jamieson Ballantyne (illness)

Backs 14. Connor O'Sullivan 19. Phoenix Foster 31. Oscar Murdoch
Half Backs 24. Jed Bews 43. Emerson Jeka 17. Lawson Humphries
Centreline 65. Hamish Sinnott 41. Mitch Hardie 10. Mitch Knevitt
Half Forwards 84. Joe Pike 50. Dan Capiron (C) 20. James Willis
Forwards 64. Patrick Hughes 7. Shaun Mannagh 48. Kaelan Bradtke
Followers 56. Ajang Kuol mun 40. Ted Clohesy 15. George Stevens
Interchange 62. Marcus Herbert 78. Tanner Lovell 66. Tanner Lewis
  63. Todd White 53. Darcy Edmends  
23rd Player     64. Patrick Hughes
Emergencies 59. Kye Annand 71. Will Christie 75. Ryan Eyers
76. Ryley Hutchins 79. Lewis Antonac 82. Hamish Lucas