K rock Football

Esava back as Cats make two changes

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ESAVA Ratugolea makes his return as one of two changes for Geelong’s side to take on Port Adelaide at Kardinia Park on Saturday night.

The key defender hasn’t played since Round 17 against North Melbourne but comes back in to add some eight to the Cats’ lineup which will be missing key veterans Tom Hawkins and Mark Blicavs.

Midfielder Mark O’Connor is also back in the 22 for the crucial clash, after starting as the sub in last weekends loss to Fremantle.

Jed Bews, Shannon Neale, Sam Menegola, and Brandan Parfitt have been named as the Emergencies.

The Power, coming off three-straight losses, return to GMBHA Stadium where they haven’t won since 2007.

They’ll be missing defenders Aliir Aliir and Lachie Jones, both out with concussions, but welcome back skipper Tom Jonas.