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LATE CHANGE: Stanley to debut v Dockers

Rhys Stanley in his first game for the Cats
Rhys Stanley in action in his first VFL hit-out for the Cats

THE Cats have made a late change to their team to play Fremantle at Simonds Stadium on Sunday, with Rhys Stanley replacing defender Jared Rivers (knee).

The former St Kilda big man will play his first AFL game for the Cats. He wore the hoops for the first time in a VFL practice match last weekend.

Cats youngster Nakia Cockatoo will start the game in the sub's vest.

Fremantle has also made a late change. The Dockers have left Tendai Mzungu out of their side and have replaced him with tall forward Matt Taberner.

Cats side:
B: James Kelly, Harry Taylor, Corey Enright
HB: Cam Guthrie, Tom Lonergan, Rhys Stanley
C: Andrew Mackie, Joel Selwood, Cory Gregson
HF: Billie Smedts, Mitch Clark, Steve Johnson
F: Mathew Stokes, Tom Hawkins, Darcy Lang
R: Mark Blicavs, Josh Caddy, Mitch Duncan
IC: Jed Bews, George Horlin-Smith, Dawson Simpson
Sub: Nakia Cockatoo

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