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Cats cut ties with Tenace

By Sam Lienert 13/10/2009 05:42:13 PM Comments (0)

Geelong have given up waiting for top-10 AFL draft pick Kane Tenace to blossom, delisting him along with three other players.

Tenace, 24, was selected at No.7 in the 2003 national draft and notched 44 matches in his first three seasons with the club.

But he has managed just 15 in the past three seasons, taking his career tally to 59, as the Cats rose to glory with two premierships from three grand finals.

Coach Mark Thompson said this pre-season that he had been hoping to give Tenace a greater chance to prove himself.

"He's one of the guys that hasn't been able to get a game in our best 22 over the last couple of years," Thompson said in February.

"He has got ability and we're going to try to give him opportunities and find ways to get him a game."

Tenace's first game this season was in round 15, when the Cats were hit by a large spate of injuries.

He played five matches straight, before mediocre form and the return of better credentialled players forced him out.

He is the only one of the Cats' five top 10 draft picks in the past decade not to have been major success stories.

The others - Joel Corey, Jimmy Bartel, Andrew Mackie and Joel Selwood - have starred in the club's two recent premierships.

The other three Cats axed on Tuesday were Dan McKenna, Scott Simpson and Adam Donohue - son of former Geelong full-forward Larry Donohue - none of whom played an AFL match.

Geelong also cut Bryn Weadon from their rookie list, but fellow rookie Jeremy Laidler, who made his AFL debut in round 15 this year, has been elevated to the primary list.

The club has previously announced the delisting of defender Matthew Egan, who has not played since the 2007 home and away season because of a foot injury.

They are still waiting for a retirement decision from captain Tom Harley.

Two-time premiership defender David Wojcinski is also yet to be re-signed, and is weighing up whether to seek greater opportunities elsewhere.

The Cats were last week forced to trade rookie ruckman Shane Mumford to Sydney, but gained defender Marcus Drum from Fremantle.

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