Premiers Begin 2012 Campaign

Source: Hearald Sun/
Joel Selwood is one of several Geelong stars makking having his first hitout of 2012. Source: Hearald Sun/
Although they have named a relatively young team for their opening night of fixtures in the NAB Cup, Geelong are set to give several premiership stars their first hitout of 2012. Captain Joel Selwood and Norm Smith medallist Jimmy Bartel are two of the big names set to return. The Cats  take on Sydney  in the second match of the night before backing up against St Kilda.

St Kilda star Lenny Hayes will return after missing most of last season with a knee injury, although midfielders Leigh Montagna and Nick Dal Santo will be on the sidelines. Former Saint Tommy Walsh will be looking to make a big impression when he lines up for Sydney  against St Kilda  in the opening game of the night.

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