Hawkins returns among two changes for Cats

August 18, 2023 7:10 am in by
Tom Hawkins - Marcel Berens Sports Media

Geelong will welcome back veteran forward Tom Hawkins and has recalled defender Jed Bews for Saturday night’s must-win AFL meeting with St Kilda at Marvel Stadium.

However, livewire forward Gary Rohan (hamstring) and former Saint Rhys Stanley (hip/adductor) will miss the clash.

35-year-old Hawkins has missed the past fortnight with a hamstring issue, with Bews last featuring at AFL level in the draw with Sydney at the end of June.

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Bews, who has played two games in the VFL, will likely mark dynamic Saints forward Jack Higgins.

Uncapped ruckman Toby Conway has been named among the Cats’ four emergencies, along with Brandan Parfitt, Oisin Mullin and Sam Menegola.