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AFLW Round Two Team Selection

Nothing holding her back - Phoebe McWilliams has been named to return this week - Geelong Cats
Nothing holding her back - Phoebe McWilliams has been named to return this week

Saturday 9 February

Georgia Clarke replaces Nina Morrision (knee) in Geelong's team to play the Western Bulldogs on Saturday.

The Greater Western Victoria Rebels junior will make her AFLW debut.


Thursday 7 February

The Cats have welcomed back two big inclusions for their round two AFLW clash against the Western Bulldogs at Victoria University Whitten Oval on Saturday at 7.15pm.

Forward Phoebe McWilliams will make her debut for Geelong after she was a late withdrawal against Collingwood last week.

Prior to injuring her hamstring at training, McWilliams had a red-hot pre-season with her four-goal performance in a practice match against Carlton a highlight.

The former Giant will be joined by Erin Hoare, who returns from a foot injury and will play her first match since the VFL Elimination Final against NT Thunder.

Both teams will enter the match in winning form after they won their respective round one matches against Collingwood and Adelaide respectively.

Premiership ruck Aasta O’Connor will face her former team for the first time as they unfurl the 2018 premiership flag.


AFLW Round Two Team

B: 40. Anna Teague, 44. Bec Goring, 4. Cassie Blakeway
HB: 28. Denby Taylor, 11. Meghan McDonald, 21. Becky Webster
C: 12. Renee Garing
HF: 27. Sophie Van De Heuvel, 26. Maddie Boyd, 9. Nina Morrison
F: 8. Kate Darby, 23. Phoebe McWilliams, 5. Jordan Ivey
R: 14. Aasta O’Connor, 6. Julia Crockett-Grills, 16. Olivia Purcell
I/C: 45. Maddy Keryk, 2, Danielle Orr, 24. Maddy McMahon, 7. Mia-Rae Clifford, 46. Erin Hoare
Emergencies: 10. Georgie Rankin, 17. Georgia Clarke

In: Erin Hoare, Phoebe McWilliams
Out: Georgie Rankin, Maighan Fogas

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