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Recalibrated Cats attack looks to crack Crows code

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Although two rounds does not make a football winter, Geelong enter their clash against Adelaide at Adelaide Oval confident their recast forward line can be a predictable and consistent force in 2019.

The Cats' new look is obvious to the eye with Cats' champion Tom Hawkins the only player remaining from last year's disappointing elimination final loss to Melbourne on active duty inside 50 at the start of this season.

Esava Ratugolea has returned from a broken leg that forced him out of the team after round 10 last season, his importance to the structure already apparent as he enters game No. 11.

That genial pair are the two pillars in a forward line that is populated with players who mostly don't have to show their ID before entering a nightclub.

Although Hawkins and Ratugolea jokingly asked the question this week as to why they weren't getting the external plaudits their shorter teammates were after two rounds, they........

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