MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Co captain Phil Davis of the Giants welcomes Co captain Callan Ward of the Giants into the huddle during the 2017 AFL Second Preliminary Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the GWS Giants at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 23, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The Giants’ best season came in 2016 where they fell just six points short of making it into their first ever AFL grand final. The Giants won their first final in that year against cross-town rivals Sydney.

Unlike Gold Coast, this new team has consistently improved each year. Unfortunately, injuries hurt this side throughout the year. This 22-man squad will be one of the youngest but most competitive out of all the teams.

The forward line of Jeremy Cameron, Jon Patton and Toby Greene is dangerous to any opponent and Phil Davis leads a defence full of strong intercept players.

The midifeld is where this side really shines though. Josh Kelly, Stephen Coniglio, Tom Scully, Callen Ward, Dylan Shiel and Lachie Whitfield are all stars that can run, carry and dispose of the ball well.

Greater Western Sydney’s Top 22

FB:  Nick Haynes, Phil Davis, Zac Williams

HB: Heath Shaw, Adam Tomlinson, Nathan Wilson

C: Lachie Whitfield, Dylan Shiel, Josh Kelly

HF: Steve Johnson, Jonathon PattonJacob Hopper

FF: Toby Greene, Jeremy Cameron, Devon Smith

R: Shane Mumford, Callan Ward (c), Stephen Coniglio

I: Tom Scully, Adam Treloar, Ryan Griffen, Adam Kennedy

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