Giants relish uncommon AFL stretch at MCG


2021-06-24 10:07:02

GWS will play consecutive regular-season AFL video games on the MCG for the primary time within the membership’s existence, with coach Leon Cameron calling it a privilege to undertake the famed venue as a house floor.

The Giants have been compelled to swiftly relocate to Melbourne on Tuesday evening due to Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak.

Sunday’s GWS-Hawthorn match has been shifted from Giants Stadium to the MCG, the place Cameron’s facet skilled on Thursday.

GWS, having solely performed on the MCG as soon as since shedding the 2019 grand closing, are relishing a testing fortnight that can function clashes with the Hawks and Melbourne on the dwelling of soccer.

“We spoke about that yesterday, it is a privilege to come back right here. We solely get right here most likely a few times, at greatest, a 12 months,” Cameron stated.

“There is no doubt everybody desires to play on the MCG.

“Our document on the MCG is beginning to construct … guys love coming right here.

“Our gamers cannot be extra excited than working out right here, coaching Thursday then taking part in Sunday.”

The Giants have gained three of their previous 5 matches on the MCG, though that stretch consists of Richmond’s 89-point shellacking within the 2019 grand closing.

Cameron was happy the league opted to schedule the sport on the MCG, particularly given his facet is so inexperienced and youthful.

“I am not saying something towards Marvel Stadium, we have performed some good footy there as effectively,” he stated.

“However coming to the MCG is a good alternative.

“Each little little bit of expertise you get (as a younger participant) helps.”

Brent Daniels is monitoring to return from a hamstring harm this weekend, whereas Cameron is but to make a name on whether or not veteran ruckman Shane Mumford will dislodge Matthew Flynn or Kieren Briggs from the crew.

GWS struggled to adapt to hub life throughout 2020, a season they began as premiership favourites and completed tenth.

Cameron is assured the present stint – so long as it would final – will show completely different.

One notable distinction to final 12 months’s biosecurity lockdown is that gamers and workers have loved relative freedom in Melbourne since testing destructive for COVID-19.

“We’re really not in a hub, folks have to grasp that,” Cameron stated.

“It is simply an prolonged model of travelling.

“We’re in actually good circumstances, a terrific lodge and actually fortunate we get to play at the very best venue.”


*2012-14: 1-6

*2015-17: 0-5

*2018-20: 3-5

*2021: 1-0.

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