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Two minutes Jared Rivers would prefer to forget

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Brad Elborough

Geelong defender Jared Rivers had two minutes of play against Fremantle which he won't be proud of.

Geelong defender Jared Rivers had two minutes of play against Fremantle which he won't be proud of.

Geelong defender Jared Rivers had two minutes of play against Fremantle at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night that he would prefer to forget.

Unfortunately for him, the two bits of play he was involved in during that time are likely to feature on highlight reels for the rest of this season – perhaps beyond.

There’s every chance that Rivers could feature in both the AFL Goal of the Year and the Mark of the Year – as the opposition defender in both.

His first appearance was made midway through the second term of the Cats 32-point loss to the Dockers when star Fremantle midfielder Nat Fyfe climbed on his back to take arguably the best grab of the 2014 season thus far.

Then, less than two minutes later, he was caught in a one-on-one contest with Freo speedster Hayden Ballantyne in midfield.

The Dockers goal sneak turned Rivers inside out a couple of time as he zigged and zagged on his way to his attacking 50 zone. Rivers tried to keep goal-side of Ballantyne, who was finally able to get onto his preferred right foot and slot through a cracking major from distance after a couple of bounces.

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