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Johnson and Cornes shocked by Gold Coast’s team to face undermanned Cats

The teams are officially in for the Round 10 Thursday night clash between Gold Coast and Carlton in Darwin.

It’s the first time that Geelong has played at Darwin in a V/AFL game and they’ll go in undermanned against a hungry Gold Coast side.

Veterans Mitch Duncan, Rhys Stanley and Tom Hawkins has been rested, while Jeremy Cameron is out concussed.

For Gold Coast, they’ve also managed first-round picks Jake Rogers and Jed Walter while co-captain Jarrod Witts and Nick Holman will also sit out.

SEN Sportsday’s Kane Cornes and Brad Johnson reacted to the teams being released on Wednesday night, with the duo shocked by Gold Coast resting some key names in such a winnable game.

Cornes: “They’re protecting their two youngsters, Witts has been managed and Holman has also been managed.

“This is a disaster, really.”

Johnson: “You think with the Cats not having Cameron or Hawkins, you’re throwing everything at this one.

“They’re saying managed, but there’s got to be a little bit more to this because with the Cats outs, you would throw your best team possible and not manage anyone for this one.”

Cornes: “Neale is in, Conway the ruckman finally gets to take over and should not be removed from this side for the rest of the year, Bowes and Bruhn are also in

“Cameron and Hawkins are out as you mentioned, Stanley says managed, but he would have to have been dropped. Mitch Duncan managed as well.

“Interesting selection moves.”

Check out the teams for Thursday’s clash below – teams now name five on the bench with the sub to be revealed pre-match.

Gold Coast

IN: Brayden Fiorini, Ned Moyle, David Swallow, Sam Day

OUT: Jake Rogers (Managed), Jed Walter (Managed), Jarrod Witts (Managed), Nick Holman (Managed)

B: Sam Collins, Charlie Ballard, Joel Jeffrey
HB: Sam Flanders, Matt Rowell, Mac Andrew
C: Brayden Fiorini, Touk Miller, Sam Clohesy
HF: Bailey Humphrey, Tom Berry, Lloyd Johnston
F: Ben Long, Ben King, Jack Lukosius
FOLL: Ned Moyle, Noah Anderson, David Swallow
I/C: Alex Davies, Ben Ainsworth, Alex Sexton, Bodhi Uwland, Sam Day

Emerg: Nick Holman, Jake Rogers, Jed Walter

Geelong

IN: Shannon Neale, Toby Conway, Jack Bowes, Tanner Bruhn

OUT: Jeremy Cameron (Injured), Tom Hawkins (Managed), Rhys Stanley (Managed), Mitch Duncan (Managed)

B: Jack Henry, Sam De Koning, Jake Kolodjashnij
HB: Zach Guthrie, Tom Stewart, Max Holmes
C: Oliver Dempsey, Brandan Parfitt, Mark Blicavs
HF: Brad Close, Gary Rohan, Gryan Miers
F: Tyson Stengle, Shannon Neale, Oliver Henry
FOLL: Toby Conway, Cameron Guthrie, Jack Bowes
I/C: Mark O’Connor, Tanner Bruhn, Tom Atkins, Jhye Clark, Oisin Mullin

Emerg: Zach Tuohy, Mitch Knevitt, Connor O’Sullivan

The bounce for Thursday’s game is set for 7:30 pm (AEDT).





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