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Dominant Geelong steal the show to win AFL premiership

Geelong are the champions. Capping off a remarkable season including finishing the season winning 16 games straight to claim their first premiership since 2011.


The Cats were never threatened in their 81-point demolition job of the Swans in front of over 100,000 fans at the MCG.


Issac Smith who had been to the biggest stage and had completed the job with the Hawks now also has a Cats flag and also a Norm Smith medal to his name after collecting 32 disposals and booting three goals in the 20.13.133 to 8.4.52 triumph.


Patrick Dangerfield won his first flag as a player influent in the victory gathering 26 disposals while Tyson Stengle in his first season in the AFL kicked four goals.

Mitch Duncan was at his prolific best again with 27 disposals while Joel Selwood had 26 touches, kicked a goal to cap off a remarkable season and his first premiership as Cats captain.


Selwood could potentially call stumps after the triumph with speculation that he may choose to finish on that high and the emotional scenes in the last quarter could lend itself to that however, no official announcement has been made.


Geelong extended their lead at every break from 35 at quarter-time, to 36 at half-time before six unaswred third quarter goals broke the game wide apart to lead by 74-points at the final change completing sheer dominance over their opponents.


Post-game Chris Scott who was in charge when the Cats won their last flag said this premiership was one to enjoy.


"To our wider footy club. It's not hyperbole to say two or three years ago we were in real trouble. We got quality people involved, and we kept persevering. I couldn't be more proud of the whole Geelong community."

Chad Warner was the best of the Swans on a sour day for the club collecting 28-disposals while Luke Parker also tried hard throughout the encounter.


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