Geelong has named a strong lineup for its AAMI Community Series clash against Essendon at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday night.

The annual Powercor Country Festival game between the Cats and Bombers will commence at 7.10pm AEDT.

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Hawkins Press Conference

Tom Hawkins speaks on new recruits, adjusting with new rules, and improvements to be made against Bombers on Saturday.

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Geelong has included five fresh faces in the team that didn't play AFL football for the Cats last season.

Star recruits Jeremy Cameron, Shaun Higgins and Isaac Smith have been named in Geelong's 26-man squad alongside second-year Cats Sam De Koning and Francis Evans, who are yet to make their AFL debuts.

After missing last week's practice match win against Collingwood, Geelong supporters will get their first glimpse of Smith in the blue and white hoops after he has been named to start on a wing.

AAMI Community Series Team

Backs Jack Henry Mark Blicavs Tom Stewart
Half Backs Mark O'Connor Lachie Henderson Zach Tuohy
Centreline Isaac Smith Patrick Dangerfield Sam Menegola
Half Forwards Gryan Miers Jeremy Cameron Shaun Higgins
Forwards Gary Rohan Tom Hawkins Tom Atkins
Followers Sam De Koning Joel Selwood Brandan Parfitt
Interchange Jed Bews Jordan Clark Cameron Guthrie
  Josh Jenkins Jake Kolodjashnij Charlie Constable
  Zach Guthrie Francis Evans  
Emergencies Nathan Kreuger Quinton Narkle Ben Jarvis
  Shannon Neale