The Cats can unsheathe their claws

When Geelong ran away with the win in the final quarter, they seemed to draw on energy reserves that the Suns had long since depleted.

While the tired red and gold players valiantly attempted to stem the flow of Geelong goals, it became clear that the Cats were continuing to exhibit an incredible work rate that saw their forward half own the ball for nearly the entire quarter.

Nina Morrison was just one of the Cats that stood out tonight, racking up 14 contested possessions in an effort clearly worthy of ‘best on ground’ status.

They flooded every contest with players and were able to leave the Suns scrabbling at every turn.

The Cats have improved steadily since their spate of early losses, and tonight we saw the evidence that they can turn up the heat and truly perform when the time is right.