SEATTLE. Presented by GMHBA. Picture: Alison Wynd. “They’ll be in it and they’ll play too. Presented by Ford. Catchup on all the latest action from the, New No.1? Tom Atkins is edging closer to full fitness, with the Cats taking a conservative approach to his recovery from a rib injury given the condensed fixture ahead. Join former Geelong best and fairest winner Liam Pickering and Sam Edmund as they discuss which players are in the selection mix this week. On December 19, 2019 By aflratingscomau. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Presented by Bendigo…, Luke and Dom take you through the best way to use Pure'n'WPI Protein Powder from…. Esava Ratugolea is back training with Geelong, according to teammate Mitch Duncan. “I’m not sure how far away he is, I know he was on the track today with us for the first time,” Duncan told SEN’s KB and The Doc. However, the club has left the door open for a return in the preliminary final should the Lions advance. Geelong’s shrinking injury list combined with impressive performances in the VFL from the likes of Sam Menegola and Scott Selwood have the Cats in a strong position to attack September.“It’s a strong united playing group that really believes where they can take this,” Lloyd said.“People talk about that we are in a great position because we have a healthy list and that’s a real credit to our conditioning team, our medical staff and our playing group as well to how well prepared they are, but some tough decisions will need to be made at the match committee table.”Finally, Jordan Clark will complete his comeback from an elbow injury in Geelong’s VFL elimination final against Port Melbourne on Saturday.READ – CLARK TO MAKE VFL RETURNClark has been one of the feel-good stories for the club this year, playing 18 games and kicking 11 goals in his rookie season. - Sarah Black, Premiership skipper Shannon Hurn (hamstring), tagger Mark Hutchings (hamstring) and star ruckman Nic Naitanui (ankle) all got through the elimination final after injury concerns, while young tall forward Oscar Allen is available after some knee soreness. Both Atkins and ruckman Rhys Stanley could be in line to return against West Coast, just five days after the Dockers clash. BRISBANE. Duncan injured his knee (Medial) in the Qualifying Final against Collingwood, he missed the next two Finals for the Cats. “The way he handled himself over the preseason and at the start of the season was first class.”. The Cats lost both Mitch Duncan and Quinton Narkle during Thursday night’s win over the Lions, with Duncan looking closer to a football return. A key cog in Geelong's midfield, Duncan managed more time on the park than De Goey but ended the first half on the bench with ice on his knee. “Both will be available, and both played out the game and really had no issues, so they will be fine.” Cats coach Chris Scott confirmed the two senior stars would return after coming close against the Magpies. You can access more content with Watch AFL. Duncan was left out for the clash with West Coast, a second consecutive match missed after he was withdrawn ahead of the Cats' Easter Monday loss to Hawthorn. Coniglio has been ruled out for this week but is running strongly and increasing his agility work, so the vice-captain could be fit for a preliminary final if GWS can topple Brisbane on Saturday night. The unlucky Murphy is recovering from another injury – nerve damage to his neck. At the age of just 17, Duncan was selected to play senior football for East Perth at the beginning of the 2009 WAFL season. Mitch Duncan. Haniger's injury bug has bitten him time after time this past year.