AFL Finals – Week 2

Written by Chillo on September 15 2017

Crows and Tigers – yes, Tigers! – fans can sit back and relax this week, thanks to last week’s sterling efforts. This week it’s the AFL Semi-Finals (I always thought that was a misnomer – isn’t the ‘semi-final’ meant to be the game before the final? I digress). The Swans travel to the G tonight to take on Dangerwood and the Cats, while on Saturday evening it’s the stumbling Giants trying to progress against the late-charging Eagles at Homebush.

Thanks again to Chaos Theory for posting the team changes; here are the lineups for this weekends games. Enjoy your weekend!

 

GEELONG CATS v SYDNEY SWANS
MCG , 7:50pm AEST Friday, September 15, 2017

 

GEELONG CATS

B Tom Stewart, Tom Lonergan, Zach Tuohy

HB Andrew Mackie, Lachie Henderson, Zach Guthrie

C Mitch Duncan, Joel Selwood, Mark Blicavs

HF Sam Menegola, Harry Taylor, Brandan Parfitt

F Daniel Menzel, Tom Hawkins, James Parsons

FOL Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, Scott Selwood

I/C Jed Bews, Jake Kolodjashnij, Darcy Lang, Steven Motlop

EMG Rhys Stanley, Jordan Murdoch, Jackson Thurlow

IN

Daniel Menzel, Darcy Lang

OUT

Cameron Guthrie (Calf), Jordan Murdoch (Omitted)

 

SYDNEY SWANS

B Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Callum Mills

HB Jarrad McVeigh, Dane Rampe, Zak Jones

C Isaac Heeney, Josh P. Kennedy, Jake Lloyd

HF Dean Towers, Lance Franklin, George Hewett

F Kieren Jack, Callum Sinclair, Sam Reid

FOL Sam Naismith, Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker

I/C Harry Cunningham, Nic Newman, Tom Papley, Gary Rohan

EMG Aliir Aliir, Daniel Robinson, Lewis Melican

IN

No Change

MILESTONES: Jarrad McVeigh  – Playing 300th game

 

GWS GIANTS v WEST COAST EAGLES
SPO , 7:25pm AEST Saturday, September 16, 2017

 

GWS GIANTS

B Nick Haynes, Aidan Corr, Zac Williams

HB Heath Shaw, Phil Davis, Lachie Whitfield

C Nathan Wilson, Josh Kelly, Tom Scully

HF Jacob Hopper, Jonathon Patton, Tim Taranto

F Matt de Boer, Harrison Himmelberg, Toby Greene

FOL Rory Lobb, Stephen Coniglio, Callan Ward

I/C Adam Tomlinson, Dylan Shiel, Steve Johnson, Brett Deledio

EMG Dawson Simpson, Harry Perryman, Sam J. Reid

IN

Tim Taranto, Steve Johnson

OUT

Jeremy Cameron (Hamstring), Shane Mumford (Foot)

MILESTONES: Tom Scully  – Playing 150th game

 

WEST COAST EAGLES

B Tom Barrass, Eric Mackenzie, Brad Sheppard

HB Elliot Yeo, Jeremy McGovern, Shannon Hurn

C Lewis Jetta, Matt Priddis, Andrew Gaff

HF Jack Redden, Jack Darling, Dom Sheed

F Mark LeCras, Josh J. Kennedy, Jamie Cripps

FOL Nathan Vardy, Sam Mitchell, Luke Shuey

I/C Sharrod Wellingham, Liam Duggan, Drew Petrie, Mark Hutchings

EMG Chris Masten, Luke Partington, Will Schofield

IN

Sharrod Wellingham

OUT

Luke Partington (Omitted)

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29 thoughts on “AFL Finals – Week 2”

  1. Geelong v Sydney at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES
    Geelong: Tom Lonergan (illness) replaced in the selected side by Rhys Stanley
    Sydney: Nil

    FINAL INTERCHANGE BENCHES
    Geelong: Darcy Lang, Sam Menegola, James Parsons, Zach Guthrie
    Sydney: Harry Cunningham, Dean Towers, Nic Newman, George Hewett

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  2. Friday, September 15

    Geelong v Sydney at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES
    Geelong: Tom Lonergan (illness) replaced in the selected side by Rhys Stanley
    Sydney: Nil

    FINAL INTERCHANGE BENCHES
    Geelong: Darcy Lang, Sam Menegola, James Parsons, Zach Guthrie
    Sydney: Harry Cunningham, Dean Towers, Nic Newman, George Hewett

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    1. Chillo, sorry about duplication, I didn’t see that you had already posted late outs until after I started posting but I couldn’t delete.

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  3. Well, that was disappointing….

    It seems it is actually difficult to keep winning week after week, under pressure of elimination – who’d have thought? Geelong outplayed Sydney in all facets from the bounce, holding the Swans to their lowest score in twenty years. The Cats will go to Adelaide next week for a shot at the grand final.

    Geelong 15.8.98 def Sydney 5.9.39

    GEELONG
    Mitchell Duncan 144
    Sam Menegola 141
    Patrick Dangerfield 135
    Zac Smith 118
    Lachlan Henderson 111
    Zach Tuohy 107
    Darcy Lang 105
    Steven Motlop 103
    Harry Taylor 99
    Scott Selwood 98
    Mark Blicavs 98
    Jake Kolodjashnij 81
    Jed Bews 80
    Brandan Parfitt 77
    Rhys Stanley 75
    Andrew Mackie 68
    Zach Guthrie 66
    Daniel Menzel 60
    Thomas Stewart 59
    Tom Hawkins 54
    Joel Selwood 45
    James Parsons 15

    SYDNEY
    Isaac Heeney 99
    Jarrad McVeigh 97
    Kieren Jack 97
    Jake Lloyd 96
    Josh P. Kennedy 91
    Daniel Hannebery 88
    Sam Naismith 77
    George Hewett 76
    Dean Towers 69
    Callum Mills 64
    Nic Newman 62
    Zak Jones 60
    Luke Parker 57
    Sam Reid 56
    Harry Cunningham 48
    Lance Franklin 43
    Dane Rampe 40
    Nick Smith 37
    Tom Papley 36
    Heath Grundy 32
    Gary Rohan 29
    Callum Sinclair 10

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  4. I’ll also add that despite Dangerfield spending most of the game in the forward line and Jelwood having little effect on the game, the Cats still smashed Sydney in contested possessions. If they reproduce that against the Crows, it’s going to be one hell of a game.

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    1. Cam Guthrie might be right to go or they may risk Cockatoo.

      But you’re right, apart from some minor defensive pressure, doesn’t bring a lot to the game.

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  5. Greater Western Sydney v West Coast at Spotless Stadium, 7.25pm AEST

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Greater Western Sydney: Tom Scully, Tim Taranto, Nathan Wilson, Matt de Boer
    West Coast: Dom Sheed, Sharrod Wellingham, Mark Hutchings, Tom Barrass

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  6. GWS far too good for the Eagles, who did well to make it this far. Stevie J kicked 6 goals in junk time to seal his spot for the prelim and send the commentators into meltdown.
    Brownlow medallists and former Supercoach beasts Sam Mitchell and Matt Priddis say farewell, as well as my favourite mispronounced name in the game, Droopy Tree.

    GWS 19.11.125 def WCE 9.4.58

    Callan Ward 135
    Stephen Coniglio 126
    Dylan Shiel 114
    Lachie Whitfield 112
    Rory Lobb 108
    Tom Scully 103
    Joshua Kelly 101
    Toby Greene 94
    Nick Haynes 91
    Jonathon Patton 88
    Steve Johnson 85
    Tim Taranto 78
    Jacob Hopper 76
    Heath Shaw 73
    Nathan Wilson 73
    Phil Davis 68
    Harrison Himmelberg 63
    Zachary Williams 61
    Matthew De Boer 51
    Brett Deledio 49
    Aidan Corr 42
    Adam Tomlinson 39

    Luke Shuey 111
    Tom Barrass 108
    Shannon Hurn 100
    Jack Redden 95
    Jeremy McGovern 95
    Sam Mitchell 82
    Mark Lecras 82
    Matthew Priddis 79
    Andrew Gaff 69
    Nathan Vardy 68
    Elliot Yeo 61
    Sharrod Wellingham 59
    Dominic Sheed 58
    Jack Darling 53
    Drew Petrie 52
    Eric MacKenzie 49
    Joshua Kennedy 46
    Mark Hutchings 46
    Lewis Jetta 42
    Bradley Sheppard 41
    Liam Duggan 40
    Jamie Cripps 36

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    1. They are deadly when Coniglio and ward can feed the outside gang of Kelly, Shiel, Scully and Whitfield and their forward line looks mobile and applies forward pressure. That has only happened a few times against average opposition in the last half year or so, but they’ve also rarely used a small forward line. Along with that I do struggle to see their backline withstanding the tigers pressure once it gets in there 50. Their shot at victory will consist of controlling the clearances and keeping the ball outside the tigers 50 (which is possible if they all fire). I expect Coniglio to tag Martin given he was basically the only man in recent years to successfully tag Danger. I’d still pick the tigers.

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    2. I’m less convinced by the tigers. Richmond haven’t demanded the same amount of time put into GWS all year, as they were one of the early favourites, and therefore the Tigers have gone under the radar.

      They managed to sneak into 4th and then completely out-play the Cats when they always lose after a week off. Cats lost to WC earlier in the year too.

      You’ll be hoping the Richmond crowd can act as a 19th player, but if GWS break the game early, you’ll be in a lot of trouble.

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