HEAD coaches Chris Scott and Alastair Clarkson unanimously named Cats on-baller Cam Guthrie as their Best On Ground in Geelong's Easter Monday encounter at the MCG.

Guthrie exploded for a career-high 43 touches, smashing his previous mark of 36 disposals set in 2016 against the Crows at the Adelaide Oval. 

Last year's Carji Greeves medallist also grabbed 11 marks and 10 clearances, all while using the ball at an elite 81.4 per cent disposal efficiency.

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Guthrie Post Match (R3)

Cam Guthrie speaks after racking up a career high 43 disposals. Presented by Ford.

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Despite the dominant performance, Guthrie was his typical humble self post-match. 

“Sometimes you get lucky and when the boys look up the first thing they see is you and that’s just the way it felt today,” he told Cats Media post-match. 

“I think we gave ourselves a bit of a scare late and we didn’t really put the game away like we wanted to.”

“So, we have plenty to work on but there were some really pleasing aspects at the same time.”


Mitch Duncan earned six votes for his remarkable comeback effort.

The silky midfielder amassed 37 disposals and 566 metres gained in his first outing for the year after battling off-season calf injuries. 

Mark O'Connor, Jack Henry and Tom Stewart were the other Cats to receive recognition for their performances. 

Round 3 Coaches Votes 

10 Votes - Cameron Guthrie
6 Votes - Mitch Duncan
4 Votes - Mark O'Connor
4 Votes - Jaeger O'Meara 
2 Votes - Jack Henry
2 Votes - Tom Stewart
1 Vote - Changkouth Jiath 
1 Vote - Chad Wingard