JOSH Jenkins will play his first game for Geelong as one of two late changes for the Cats ahead of their match against Essendon at the Gabba.

Veteran Zach Tuohy will have to wait another week to play his 200th game, while Rhys Stanley has also missed out. 

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Jenkins and young defender Zach Guthrie have come in to replace the duo. 

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Match Previews R16: Geelong v Essendon

Sportsbet's Nathan Brown and Matthew Richardson preview the game between the Cats and Bombers at the Gabba

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Tuohy was on the Gabba just over 90 minutes prior to the match with Chris Scott and Cats' staff, being put through his paces after suffering a rib injury nine days earlier against the Western Bulldogs.

Essendon made no late changes.