WEAPONS, NOT AGE, WORRY FOR GEELONG
GEELONG wingman Sam Menegola is confident the ageing Cats will have no worries backing up against Melbourne in Friday night’s preliminary final at Optus Stadium, saying working out how to diffuse the Demons’ host of weapons will be the major concern.
Menegola starred with 29 disposals and two goals as a Geelong outfit featuring 10 players in their 30s disposed of an undermanned GWS by 35 points in Friday’s semi-final.
The preliminary final will pit the oldest and youngest teams left in the premiership race.
The Cats’ average age is more than three years older than Melbourne’s, who will have enjoyed a 13-day break.
Menegola, an East Fremantle product who was delisted by Hawthorn and Fremantle before finding his niche at the Cats, will play in his fifth preliminary final in six seasons at Geelong.