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VFL: Cats add six

Jackson Thurlow is set to play a crucial role across half back against the Hawks - Geelong Cats
Jackson Thurlow is set to play a crucial role across half back against the Hawks

It’s do-or-die for the Bendigo Bank Cats when they line-up against the Box Hill Hawks in Sunday’s semi final at Stannards Stadium.

The Cats will be looking for an improved performance against the Hawks after a disappointing 91-point loss in the opening week of the finals to Casey.

Six players have been named to return for the Cats.

Jordan Keras headlines the inclusions and will provide a stronger physical presence in the contest. While Callum Mitchell has been named in the back pocket to strengthen the backline.

Other inclusions this week are Sam Siggins, Nathan Horbury, Sam Dobson and Trent McMullan (23P).

Out for the Cats are Matthew Hayball and Jackson McLachlan.

The Hawks have also named a strong team, with key defender David Mirra returning to the side after being demoted from the AFL.

The match kicks off at 2.10pm and will be televised live on Seven and SEN.

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Bendigo Bank Cats
C Mitchell, T House, B Reid
HB: Z Guthrie, R Gardner, J Thurlow
C: Q Narkle, T Atkins, J Cunico
HF: S Simpson, J Parsons, J Jones
F: L McCarthy, E Ratugolea, G Miers
R: Z Smith, L Fogarty, G Horlin-Smith
INT: C Constable, J Keras, A Grace, L Kiel, S Dobson, J Tsitas, S Siggins, N Horbury
23P: T McMullan

Box Hill Hawks
D Mirra, K Brand, T Duryea
HB: T Miles, T O’Brien, C Jiath
C: C Glass, J Cousins, J O’Rourke
HF: D Moore, J Ross, O Hanrahan
F: D Willsmore, M Lewis, B Whitecross
R: M Pittonet, K Lovell, D Howe
INT: M O’Donnell, A Brolic, W Murphy, L Walker, B Kilpartrick, C Jones, W Hams, A Moore
23P: T Maloney

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