Dougal Howard will play his 100th AFL game on Saturday night, with the defender named to return against Geelong at GHMBA Stadium.

Having been sidelined since sustaining a knee injury in Round 16, Howard's return will be timely as the Saints look to quell star Cats forward duo Tom Hawkins and Jeremy Cameron.

Mitch Owens holds his spot in the starting 22 after impressing as a late inclusion in the win over Hawthorn. 

Jarrod Lienert and last week’s unused medical sub Ryan Byrnes have been omitted, joining Zak Jones and Tom Campbell as emergencies.

The Saints will be looking to defeat the league-leading Cats for the second time this season and first at GHMBA Stadium since 1999, with all the action to begin at 7:25pm.

IN: Howard
OUT: Lienert (omitted), Byrnes (omitted)



Callum Wilkie Dougal Howard Jimmy Webster


Josh Battle Cooper Sharman Jack Sinclair


Hunter Clark Marcus Windhager Mason Wood


Tim Membrey Bradley Hill Dan Butler


Jack Higgins Max King Mitch Owens


Rowan Marshall Jack Steele Seb Ross


Ben Paton Dan Hannebery Brad Crouch
  Ben Long    


Zak Jones Jarrod Lienert Ryan Byrnes


Tom Campbell