AFL Live Geelong Cats vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, match will be kick off at Simonds Stadium, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Sunday 19 April 2015 online, 15.20pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Geelong Cats vs Gold Coast Suns teams are yet to win again after disappointing losses in round 2. The Suns need to stand up without Ablett with the Cats need to stand up full stop.
The Suns have made five forced changes to the side that was upset by St Kilda with McKenzie, Shaw, Matera, Gorringe and Aaron Hall coming in for Ablett (shoulder), Harbrow (shoulder), Broughton (Achilles), Hallahan (ribs), Sexton (suspension). Whilst the Cats welcome back Bartel, Motlop, Thurlow and Murdoch for Mackie (quad), Simpson (dropped), Smedts (Suspension), Horlin-Smith (dropped).
For such a promising young list, Gold Coast have had a poor start. They’re 0-2 after disappointing losses to Melbourne and St Kilda. The Cats are not going much better having lost poorly to Hawthorn in round 1 and then getting pumped at the Cattery by Fremantle last weekend – which was only their third loss in Geelong in their last 53 games.
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Tom Hawkins v Sam May – the big Cat was visibly frustrated last weekend with Geelong struggling to get the ball inside 50 (they rank 17th for inside 50s in 2015). He still managed two majors from the limited supply and will be primed to tear this game apart.
Geelong has beaten the Gold Coast in their only four of their five matches – by an average of 71 points, however the Suns did beat them in their most recent game – by 40-points in round 14 last season. The Cats have won 46 of their past 50 games at Simonds Stadium. Geelong is 19-2 (10-11 against the line) at Simonds Stadium since the start of 2012. The Suns are 5-16 (11-10 against the line) away from Metricon Stadium in the last three seasons – including 3-7 (4-6 against the line) in the last two years. Steve Johnson has kicked 14 goals in four matches against the Suns. The Suns are 1-11 (3-9 against the line) without Gary Ablett in the side
Having only ever won one game without Gary Ablett, the task at Simonds Stadium seems tought. Their young guns need to stand up. It’s hard to fathom the Suns going down to Geelong without Ablett and winning – their The ongoing success of the Geelong team over the last decade is rely on the second tier players and if they can develop like the champions gone before them. They should get over the line against the Suns who are lacking leadership and haven’t quite worked out Rodney Eade’s gameplan.
Geelong Cats :
B Jed Bews, Tom Lonergan, James Kelly
HB Cameron Guthrie, Harry Taylor, Corey Enright
C Jimmy Bartel, Joel Selwood, Mark Blicavs
HF Cory Gregson, Mitch Clark, Darcy Lang
F Josh Caddy, Tom Hawkins, Mitch Duncan
FOLL Rhys Stanley, Steve Johnson, Steven Motlop
I/C FROM Nakia Cockatoo, George Horlin-Smith, Jordan Murdoch, Jared Rivers, Mathew Stokes, Jackson Thurlow, Josh Walker
IN Bartel, Motlop, Murdoch, Rivers, Thurlow, Walker
OUT Simpson, Smedts (suspension), Mackie (quad)
Gold Coast Suns:
B Trent McKenzie, Steven May, Sean Lemmens
HB Adam Saad, Rory Thompson, Seb Tape
C Kade Kolodjashnij, Dion Prestia, Nick Malceski
HF Aaron Hall, Tom J. Lynch, Brandon Matera
F Touk Miller, Sam Day, Harley Bennell
FOLL Zac Smith, Michael Rischitelli, David Swallow
I/C FROM Jack Martin, Daniel Gorringe, Henry Schade, Tom Nicholls, Matt Shaw, Jesse Lonergan, Jarrod Garlett
IN McKenzie, Hall, Matera, Gorringe, Schade, Nicholls, Shaw, Lonergan
OUT Harbrow (shoulder), Hallahan (ribs), Ablett (shoulder), Sexton (suspension), Broughton (Achilles)