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Reality bites for Saints as Cats pull rank – The Age

The Saints entered Monday night’s Gabba clash with Geelong as the higher-ranked side but by evening’s end, the premiership bona fides of Brett Ratten’s side had taken a colossal hit.

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The warning signs had been there from the start, with Geelong players chipping the ball to each other at will in the early minutes of the game. The Saints tightened up in that area but were unable to curb the Cats’ class.
In the midfield, Sam Menegola ran amok while Mitch Duncan rode shotgun. Meanwhile, up forward Tom Hawkins monstered Jake Carlisle, and Gary Rohan played easily his best game for the season, causing chaos for the Saints’ defence. Patrick Dangerfield again spent much of the game…

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