GEELONG has named its final team ahead of its Round 19 clash with Richmond at the MCG on Sunday.

Gary Rohan and Lachie Henderson return to the side after missing last week's 69-point victory against Fremantle in Perth.

They replace Brad Close (managed) and Quinton Narkle (omitted) in Geelong's 22-man squad.

Close, Narkle, last week's medical substitute Max Holmes and utility Zach Guthrie are the emergencies

Sunday's clash will be a special occasion for Shaun Higgins who will play his 250th AFL game.

Higgins joined the Cats this season after playing 129 games at the Western Bulldogs and 108 games at North Melbourne.

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Higgins Press Conference

Shaun Higgins speaks ahead of his 250th game. Presented by Ford.

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Esava Ratugolea will play his 50th AFL game. 

The Round 19 clash between last year's grand finalists will commence at 3.20pm and be televised on Fox Footy.

Geelong will name its medical substitute an hour prior to the first bounce. 

Round 19 Team

In: Gary Rohan, Lachie Henderson

Out: Brad Close (managed), Quinton Narkle (omitted)

Backs Tom Atkins Mark Blicavs Jack Henry
Half Backs Tom Stewart Lachie Henderson Jake Kolodjashnij
Centreline Sam Menegola Cameron Guthrie Zach Tuohy
Half Forwards Brandan Parfitt Esava Ratugolea Gryan Miers
Forwards Shaun Higgins Tom Hawkins Gary Rohan
Followers Rhys Stanley Joel Selwood Patrick Dangerfield
Interchange Luke Dahlhaus Mark O'Connor Isaac Smith
  Jed Bews    
Emergencies Zach Guthrie Brad Close Max Holmes
  Quinton Narkle