Port to share ruckman role in Cats clash

Dougal Howard, Justin Westhoff and Charlie Dixon will share the load in the ruck for Port Adelaide in their AFL clash with Geelong, coach Ken Hinkley says.

The Power will be without injured big man Paddy Ryder for the fourth-straight game, with Hinkley again calling on the trio after they rotated through the position in last week's 22-point loss to Essendon.

Hinkley said all three have been preparing to play ruck during the week, but would not confirm who will start the game in the role on Saturday night.