Tom Peeters 4:42 PM Fri 20 Apr, 2012
Geelong has finalised their team for Sunday’s match with Richmond, making three changes.
Into the side comes premiership players Josh Hunt and Mathew Stokes, whilst rookie Jesse Stringer will make his debut. Making way for the trio is James Kelly with a groin injury and Orren Stephenson and Shannon Byrnes who have both been omitted and will line up in the VFL against Werribee on Friday night.
Hunt is yet to play a match in the 2012 season after injuring his calf in the final NAB Cup match against the Western Bulldogs whilst Stokes missed last weeks lost with a combination of mouth issues and a corked thigh.
Stringer played every game in the NAB Cup for the Cats and has starred for the Cats VFL side in recent weeks with his ball winning ability.
The Cats will hold an open training session on Saturday morning with all fans welcome to come down and support the players.
Sunday’s match, a sell out, will kick off at 1.10pm with the Cats saying farewell to premiership heroes Darren Milburn, Brad Ottens, Cameron Mooney and Cameron Ling at 12.40pm then unfurling the 2011 premiership flag at 12.45pm.