The ever-reliable Duncan keeps on delivering


Mitch Duncan continues to prove that class is permanent.

Mitch Duncan continues to prove that class is permanent.

Putting together another crucial display with ball movement on a premium, Duncan collected 27 carries with a disposal efficiency of 75%, while also contributing to his career-high 556 yards rushing and carrying.

The 32-year-old also stepped up to boot an important goal late in the opening quarter, helping to keep the Cats within striking distance amid early pressure from the Tigers.

Duncan joined Triple M on the Sunday Rub and discussed how the Cats managed to get the game back on their terms after the break.

“It was a nice second half,” Duncan said.

“We were able to get some passing dominance which helped get the ball into our forward half.

“We needed to get a bit of control with our footy, taking more points in the second half once we regained control.

“It really opened up the game which was nice and we managed to come out on top.”

Duncan showed no signs of slowing down in his 15th season with Geelong, averaging 22 disposals while playing a variety of different roles in the first half of the season.

The veteran Cat was particularly impressed with Tom Stewart’s performance on Saturday night, telling Triple M his performance was instrumental in Geelong’s comeback win.

“I like it when Tom plays somebody and beats his man,” Duncan said.

“He reads the game as well as anyone, reads the flight of the ball and unsticks his man like that.

“It’s not a new situation for him, with teams paying attention to him and sending players.

“As a team we can go above and beyond to try and help him, but when he’s beating his man, that’s when he’s at his best.”

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