THE RACE for the 2020 flag will become just a little bit clearer tonight when two of the top contenders, Geelong and Port Adelaide, go head to head at Metricon Stadium.
CATS v POWER Follow it live from 7.50pm AEST
The Cats strengthened their claims to a top-four berth by crushing this season's big improver, St Kilda, by almost 10 goals on Monday night while the Power have won five of their past six games, including a last-start 21-point victory over reigning premier Richmond.
After playing back-to-back matches, recruit Jack Steven will sit out as the Cats finish their run of five games in 19 days.
Lachie Fogarty and Sam Simpson have been recalled after they were managed for Monday night's win over St Kilda with first-year rookie Brad Close the latest to be rested from the small forward ranks.
Mercurial Port Adelaide forward Steven Motlop will return from an ankle injury to face his former side.
Sam Mayes is back from suspension, with Cameron Sutcliffe and Jarrod Lienert dropped from the table-topping Power line-up.
OPERATION BOAK The day the Cats went on a mission to poach Power star
The clash will also feature two of the game's most in-form big forwards with Cat Tom Hawkins (24 goals) and Power star Charlie Dixon (21) both in the top five of the Coleman Medal race.