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Two more years for Menegola

Sam Menegola celebrates a goal in Geelong’s win over Essendon at The Gabba on Sunday. (AFL Photos Image/Jono Searle)

SAM Menegola will remain in the Hoops until at least the end of 2023 after signing a contract extension with Geelong.

As a reward for a breakout season on a wing, the Cats have tacked an extra two years onto the one-year deal the 28-year-old already had for the 2021 season.

Menegola was selected in the 40-man All-Australian squad for the first time in 2020, while also finishing sixth in the Carji Greeves Medal after

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He was second only to Carji winner Cam Guthrie for disposals, was also second for inside 50s and third for clearances.

Menegola also kicked 16 goals, which was fifth-best for Geelong.

“Sam is an important player for us, and he has turned himself into a player who is strong inside the contest as a midfielder and hard running on the outside as an influential winger,” Geelong football boss Simon Lloyd said.

 “Sam works as hard as any player and his dedication to his fitness, and his craft has paid off.

“Sam has exceptional skills and bravery and is a professional in every sense of the word.

“It’s great for all parties that we have been able to agree to this extension.”

A rookie with both Hawthorn and Fremantle before arriving at Geelong via the 2015 National Draft, Menegola has played 86 games and kicked 64 goals for the Cats.

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