Where and when: Adelaide Oval, 2:10pm (AEST)
Last time they met: R16 2020: Adelaide 8.11 (59) DEF GWS 7.5 (47) at Adelaide Oval.
Adelaide rode a 10-2 clearance dominance to a three-goals-to-one opening term and never trailed, despite the Giants threatening to run over the top of them at various stages. Adelaide set up the victory at the coalface, with Rory Laird’s emergence as an onballer continuing with a match-high 11 clearances and 18 contested possessions. No other player had more than five, although the Crouch brothers, Brad (31 disposals, four clearances) and Matt (27, 12 tackles), and skipper Rory Sloane (seven score involvements) were influential as well. Lachie Whitfield (29 disposals, game-high 553m gained) was again GWS’s best player and looked the man who could win them the game, but there was nowhere near enough support. Tim Taranto (23 disposals, five clearances) and captain Steve Coniglio (20) were good too.
Match Preview: GWS looked good before the Doggies juggernaut ran away with the match in the 4th quarter last week. Expect another good showing. Adelaide were never out of their contest with Hawthorn. Only a late spoil on Tex Walker prevented what could have been an unlikely win down in Tassie.
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