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Ramanauskas aiming for AFL form reversal

01/08/2008 07:23:12 PM Comments (0)

The Clash for Cancer AFL game on Saturday has obvious emotional meaning for Adam Ramanauskas, but all the Essendon utility wants is his own form reversal.

The 2000 premiership player and cancer survivor aims to keep playing for the Bombers beyond this season.

He will soon be out of contract and admits he needs to have a strong finish to the year, starting on Saturday against Melbourne.

"The last couple of weeks have been terrible so this week, being the game that it is, I'm looking to rectify that," he said.

"I'd love to go on but I haven't even sat down with 'Knighter' (coach Matthew Knights) yet.

"It's something we'll probably do at the end of the year.

"We've been a few troops down (through injury) so I've probably snuck in a few games I shouldn't have got."

Ramanauskas is the obvious front man for Saturday's fundraising efforts, given his battle with cancer.

He was already a popular figure at Essendon before his illness, but has also become an inspiration to his team-mates.

The Essendon jumper will feature a yellow armband to help promote fundraising and awareness for men's cancers.

"It's something that I've been very passionate about and something that I will continue to be passionate about," Ramanauskas said.

"The response that we've got from the Victorian public last year and now from the national public this year has been phenomenal."

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