The handiest combination for the Giants against the Swans last week was the pairing of Tom Green and Toby Greene in forward stoppages. Neither feature tonight, nor does the experienced Sam Reid. And as the teams were announced an hour before the opening bounce it was revealed Jesse Hogan – another of last week’s heroes – is a late out. Phil Davis is his replacement, which will mean some reshuffling along the lines.
Bobby Hill and Conor Stone – in just his fifth match – also come in, carrying plenty of responsibility.
Leon Cameron’s backline performed outstandingly against Lance Franklin and co. last time out. Jake Stein, Sam Taylor, and Isaac Cumming will have their hands full again with a trio of big bodies in Jeremy Cameron, Tom Hawkins, and Esava Ratugolea to contend with. Perhaps that was a factor in selecting Davis as Hogan’s replacement?
B: J.Stein, S.Taylor, I.Cumming
HB: P.Davis, N.Haynes, L.Whitfield
C: J.Kelly, S.Coniglio, H.Perryman
HF: T.Taranto, H.Himmelberg, C.Stone
F: Z.Sproule, B.Hill, M.de Boer
FOLL: S.Mumford, J.Hopper, C.Ward
I/C: T.Bruhn, L.Ash, D.Lloyd, C.Idun
Sub: J. Peatling
IN: B.Hill, C.Stone, J. Peatling, P. Davis
OUT: S.Reid, T.Green, J. Hogan (injured), T.Greene (suspended)