WHERE AND WHEN: UNSW Canberra Oval, Sunday, March 25, 1.10pm AEST
The Dogs’ defensive pressure all over the ground dropped away badly last season and it will be interesting to see how they start 2018 against one of the premiership favourites. The Giants play their second home ground well and have an outstanding record in Canberra, where the season opener is more than likely going to be another sell-out. The loss of Dale Morris (knee) and Marcus Adams (ankle) leaves the Dogs short in defence, which means Jeremy Cameron and Jonathon Patton could be even more dangerous than usual, especially if the GWS midfield is allowed to roam free. Marcus Bontempelli is the key for the Dogs as usual, and if he can have an impact inside 50 to get them going early, this should be another entertaining clash between these two sides.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R21, 2017, GWS 16.9 (105) d Western Bulldogs 7.15 (57) at Etihad
R6, 2017, GWS 11.9 (75) d Western Bulldogs 9.19 (73) at UNSW Canberra Oval
1PF, 2016, Western Bulldogs 13.11 (89) d GWS 12.11 (83) at Spotless
R9, 2016, GWS 15.8 (98) d Western Bulldogs 10.13 (73) at Spotless
R9, 2015, Western Bulldogs 16.17 (113) d GWS Giants 11.2 (68) at Etihad
HUTTA’S TIP: GWS by 15
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