Cats take on Lions in massive MCG prelim with grand final spot at stake

A place in the 2022 AFL grand final is on the line as minor premier Geelong and resurgent Brisbane face off in a preliminary final at the MCG not to be missed.

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3m agoFri 16 Sep 2022 at 9:00am

By Dean Bilton

The teams are in

And we are unchanged from the teams listed below (despite one pesky fake Twitter account causing some late havoc):


Subs are Mark O’Connor for Geelong and Rhys Mathieson for Brisbane.

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24m agoFri 16 Sep 2022 at 8:39am

By Dean Bilton

Geelong vs Brisbane: One step away

Good evening, and welcome to preliminary final weekend! You will hear from all and sundry over the next two days that this – not the grand final – is the best weekend of footy of the year, so let’s hope they are correct.

Tonight we head to the MCG as Geelong welcome Brisbane to their quasi-home ground with a spot in the grand final at stake. The Cats have had the luxury of a week off after their thrilling qualifying final win over Collingwood, while the Lions are riding a wave of momentum after two stunning wins over Richmond and Melbourne.

There’s a lot on the line tonight, but fortune will favour the brave. It shapes as an enthralling contest in prospect.

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Author: Ivan Robinson