Geelong Cats produce big win over Collingwood.
Despite missing a number of their stars Geelong dominated Collingwood by a 51 point margin in the final AFL practice match.
The Cats took hold of the game early in the second quarter, kicking clear to post a big win over the Magpies 20.21 (141) to 13.12 (90), reports Fox Sports.
Young gun Josh Caddy was one of the stand out performers for the Cats making 20 disposals in the midfield and kicking two goals.
Caddy was a recruited by Geelong in a deal with the Gold Coast Suns late last year.
Unlike the NAB Cup final being played between Brisbane and Carlton, there were no restrictions on interchanges and both teams took full advantage with 173 for Geelong and 163 for Collingwood.
Steve Johnson, James Kelly and ruckmen Trent West were a few of the stars missing from the Cats side.
Collingwood were also missing some players through injury but despite the heavy loss coach Nathan Buckley was happy with the Magpies performance.
“I’m not disappointed with our pre-season – I believe we’re in good shape,” said Buckley.
One of the stand out performers for Collingwood was rookie-listed player Sam Dwyer who was desperately trying to make an impression as he attempts to break into the senior squad.
The Magpies will play North Melbourne in their first match of the AFL season.