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Cats opt for youthful approach

Cats opt for youthful approach

By Eurosport
Last update The 29/06/2012 at 11:22 -
By Eurosport - The 29/06/2012 at 11:22
AFL premiers Geelong have promoted debutant Jordan Murdoch, dubbed the next Peter Riccardi, among four changes for Sunday's game against Port Adelaide.

The Cats dropped ruckman Dawson Simpson and triple-premiership player David Wojcinski on Friday following last week's six-point loss to the Swans at the SCG.

Geelong have made four changes in total, ruling out forward/midfielder Paul Chapman (groin) and defender Josh Hunt (toe) because of injury.

Teenagers Cam Guthrie, Billie Smedts and George Horlin-Smith come into the side with 20-year-old debutant Murdoch.

The Glenelg recruit, a 189cm utility with loads of pace, was plucked from the VFL after just one game back from a broken finger.

The Cats said on their website on Friday that Murdoch had been likened to 1998 club champion and 288-game veteran Riccardi because of his booming left foot and speed.

Murdoch recorded the quickest time at last year's Draft Combine of 2.76 seconds for the 20-metre sprint.

 
 

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