Game Chat – GWS vs Adelaide

Written by Huttabito on August 11 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: UNSW Oval, Saturday, August 11, 7.25pm AEST

SUMMARY
The Crows kept their slim finals hopes alive with their Showdown victory over Port, but they face a huge task against the Giants who have rarely been beaten in Canberra in recent years. The amount of midfield talent on show in this clash is ridiculous, with Josh Kelly, Stephen Coniglio, Callan Ward in sublime touch for the home side, and Matt Crouch, Bryce Gibbs and Rory Sloane winning plenty of footy for Adelaide. How much the always emotional Showdown took out of the Crows will be interesting to see, while in contrast, injuries hit GWS again in last week’s ‘training run’ against the struggling Blues. Adelaide’s forward line has plenty of scoring ability in Taylor Walker, Josh Jenkins, Eddie Betts and Tom Lynch, but the Giants’ defence is ranked third in the competition for points against, and led by Phil Davis, they’ve become a tough unit to crack. A loss for the Crows will end their season and keep the Giants sitting pretty in the top four, so there’s a lot on the line in this one.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R11, 2018, Giants 14.13 (97) d Adelaide 11.15 (81) at Adelaide Oval
1QF, 2017, Adelaide 12.12 (84) d Giants 6.12 (48) at Adelaide Oval
R1, 2017, Adelaide 22.15 (147) d Giants 14.7 (91) at Adelaide Oval
R10, 2016, Adelaide 15.17 (107) d Giants 13.7 (85) at Adelaide Oval
R8, 2015, Giants 16.12 (108) d Adelaide 12.12 (84) at Spotless

Hutta’s Tip: GWS by 20 points.

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  1. Greater Western Sydney v Adelaide at UNSW Canberra Oval, 7.25pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES
    Greater Western Sydney: Matt de Boer (hamstring) replaced in selected side by Lachie Keeffe
    Adelaide: Nil

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Greater Western Sydney: Aiden Bonar, Brent Daniels, Matt Buntine, Sam Reid
    Adelaide: Bryce Gibbs, Kyle Cheney, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Lachie Murphy

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  2. Looking ahead to tomorrow… who to bench?

    TU: Buddy vs Melbourne
    TD: Charlie Curnow vs Fremantle

    Comment: Heeney or McLean

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