GWS
Giants
19.11 (125)
19.11
125
West Coast
Eagles
9.4 (58)
9.4
58
FULLTIME
2017-09-16T09:25:00Z
Spotless Stadium

Preview

The Eagles are coming off one of the most exciting finals wins in history, with Luke Shuey nailing a goal after the siren in the second period of extra time to defeat the Power.

West Coast are full of confidence and will believe they can beat anyone. However, history shows us, teams who lose in the qualifying final very rarely lose the following week.

But the Eagles have a great chance to knock the Giants off this week, given the side’s injuries to key personnel.

Ruckman Shane Mumford and forward Jeremy Cameron will both miss the rest of the season. But if the Giants have shown us anything this season, it’s that they are a resilient group and can cover injuries to key players.

Veteran Steve Johnson is considered a very good chance to regain his place in the side, while Dawson Simpson is the obvious choice to replace Mumford.

Rumours have been circulating all week that Adam Simpson could swing a surprise and include Nic Naitanui for his first game of the season. However, the more likely scenario is that the Eagles will go into the semi-final unchanged.

GWS has won the past two clashes between the two sides, both this year, an eight point win at Domain Stadium in Round 10 and a 21-point win at Spotless Stadium in round 22.

Despite the injuries and being torn apart by the Crows last week,┬áthe Giants still have stars all over the park and should be too strong for the Eagles and advance to the club’s second preliminary final in two years.

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Tip: Greater Western Sydney by 14 points

Team Line-Ups



Team Stats


401 Disposals 357
142 Contested Possessions 129
215 Kicks 211
186 Handballs 146
19 Free Kicks 25
48 Clearances 38
13 Centre Clearances 13
35 Stoppages 25
59 Inside 50 47
96 Marks 106
15 Marks in 50 10
10 Contested Marks 7
83 Tackles 60
47 Hit-Outs 51

Player Stats


GWS Giants

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Adam Tomlinson156111
Aidan Corr6511431
Brett Deledio7815421
Callan Ward1992891151
Dylan Shiel111425121711
Harrison Himmelberg4593112311
Heath Shaw134175112
Jacob Hopper118194126
Jonathon Patton1582310712322
Josh Kelly12213332181
Lachie Whitfield1711281152
Matt de Boer58132261
Nathan Wilson13518311
Nick Haynes11819522
Phil Davis55102113
Rory Lobb381133914
Stephen Coniglio1421353271
Steve Johnson1031341126
Tim Taranto10717411
Toby Greene13417821231
Tom Scully10102061141
Zac Williams59141210

West Coast Eagles

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Andrew Gaff2052572
Brad Sheppard821041
Dom Sheed129216112
Drew Petrie34751811
Elliot Yeo123157121
Eric Mackenzie31114611
Jack Darling571232251
Jack Redden1712297122
Jamie Cripps5510314
Jeremy McGovern123158311
Josh J. Kennedy639242111
Lewis Jetta34733
Liam Duggan371022
Luke Shuey14152933291
Mark Hutchings85132112
Mark LeCras115169421
Matt Priddis111930327
Nathan Vardy235233151
Sam Mitchell17112851132
Shannon Hurn17623103
Sharrod Wellingham1041451
Thomas Barrass12315741

Summary

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