11.9 (75)
9.19 (73)
Manuka Oval


Finally we get the re-match that we have all been waiting for. In last year’s preliminary final these sides played out arguably one of the best games of the year, let’s hope they get close to that again in this one.

The Western Bulldogs’ defence is their main area of concern. They will have a tough time stopping the likes of Patton, and Cameron. The Dogs’ back six will have to play well if their side is a chance of winning.

The Giants will have a point to prove after the heart break of last year. Expect them to come out firing, on what is their home away from home (UNSW Canberra Oval). The Dogs will put up a fight, but it won’t be enough.

Tip: GWS by 17

Team Line-Ups

IN Tim Taranto
OUTPhil Davis
IN Bailey Dale, Bailey Williams, Caleb Daniel
OUTShane Biggs, Matthew Boyd, Tom Campbell
FB 35 Aidan Corr 20 Adam Tomlinson 29 Zac Williams
FF 16 Toby McLean 31 Bailey Dale 42 Liam Picken
HB 40 Adam Kennedy 19 Nick Haynes 23 Heath Shaw
HF 5 Josh Dunkley 25 Jake Stringer 14 Clay Smith
C 5 Dylan Shiel 22 Josh Kelly 17 Steve Johnson
C 7 Lachie Hunter 6 Luke Dahlhaus 11 Jackson Macrae
HF 2 Jacob Hopper 37 Rory Lobb 4 Toby Greene
HB 10 Easton Wood 25 Marcus Adams 2 Bob Murphy
FF 5 Devon Smith 12 Jonathon Patton 18 Jeremy Cameron
FB 12 Zaine Cordy 18 F. Roberts 39 J. Johannisen
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Team Stats

381 Disposals 372
154 Contested Possessions 158
218 Kicks 203
163 Handballs 169
18 Free Kicks 26
40 Clearances 38
11 Centre Clearances 10
29 Stoppages 28
50 Inside 50 63
95 Marks 72
10 Marks in 50 8
15 Contested Marks 7
74 Tackles 72
62 Hit-Outs 25

Player Stats

GWS Giants

Adam Kennedy86145111
Adam Tomlinson9413512
Aidan Corr1051591
Callan Ward1116272111
Devon Smith101424371
Dylan Shiel1514294132
Heath Shaw231245113
Jacob Hopper810184135
Jeremy Cameron10111523141
Jonathon Patton102129132
Josh Kelly11132445
Matthew Kennedy671312261
Nathan Wilson14418322
Nick Haynes12719813
Rory Lobb6511510121
Sam Reid32511
Shane Mumford178152247
Steve Johnson56112231
Tim Taranto51520417
Toby Greene1341772431
Tom Scully121123415
Zac Williams16925526

Western Bulldogs

Bailey Dale711184111
Bailey Williams9211313
Caleb Daniel1410248121
Clay Smith461021121
Easton Wood74116221
Fletcher Roberts731022
Jackson Macrae10162614181
Jake Stringer851312232
Jason Johannisen14721131
Josh Dunkley8816331244
Lachie Hunter15520714
Liam Picken41115341
Lin Jong9716327
Luke Dahlhaus1017274114
Marcus Adams841251
Marcus Bontempelli10122222273
Matthew Suckling15722611
Bob Murphy14721312
Toby McLean11112211152
Tom Boyd6612322233
Tom Liberatore65113471
Zaine Cordy751233


  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
3.3 (21) 6.3 (39) 8.6 (54) 11.9 (75)
2.4 (16) 6.12 (48) 7.17 (59) 9.19 (73)