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Narkle stays a Cat

Quinton Narkle has signed a one-year contract extension with Geelong. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

SPECULATION Quinton Narkle would find a new AFL home in 2022 has proven to be just that with the midfielder signing a one-year contract extension with Geelong.

Narkle, who joined the Cats with pick 60 in the 2016 National Draft, was credited with 16 games in 2021 to take his career tally to 33.

However, in seven of those matches this year the 23-year-old started as the medical substitute, and on three occasions he was unused.

Narkle’s last appearance for the season came in the win over St Kilda in Round 22.

“The club is excited that Quinton has committed to 2022, and we believe he will play a significant role,” Geelong’s football boss Simon Lloyd said.

“While there has been speculation about Quinton potentially leaving, our conversations throughout the year have been extremely positive.”

With Gary Rohan, Rhys Stanley and Francis Evans reportedly agreeing to new deals, it leaves Nathan Krueger, Charlie Constable, Oscar Brownless, Lachie Henderson, Zach Guthrie, Stefan Okunbor and Bradley Close yet to have their futures confirmed.

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