Giants welcome finals choice complications

2021-08-21 23:05:29

GWS will welcome their huge choice headache as key gamers, together with captain Stephen Coniglio, put their names up for choice forward of their elimination last towards Sydney.

The Giants sealed a finals spot by beating Carlton on Saturday night time and after being hit by harm for a lot of the season, have gamers jostling for locations.

Coniglio performed a cameo function because the substitute, gathering six touches after changing Xavier O’Halloran (tight calf) within the fourth quarter.

It was Coniglio’s first sport since spherical 18 after a toe harm and simply his fourth for the 12 months, with the 27-year-old to construct additional sport time by backing up in a scratch match towards Essendon on Sunday morning.

“We thought we may decide to win each methods on this,” Cameron stated.

“Final week we thought that he in all probability would have been struggling to play once more this 12 months after which we received 50-55 minutes of footy into him final Saturday. So he is in all probability at about 85 per cent.

“He is performed in all probability quarter-hour now, he’ll have a very good little hit-out within the morning for about in all probability one other 60-70 minutes.

“I assumed he appeared sharp in that point, and simply provides us one other week for him to progress and put his hand up for finals footy subsequent week.”

Cameron stated Coniglio had “turned the nook” and if he proved his health, he would face the Swans.

“If we expect he is prepared for finals footy, we will certainly take him,” he stated.

“He is skilled, he is been round for 9 years, so he is received that on his facet.”

Veteran defender Phil Davis and ruckman Braydon Preuss can even play in Sunday’s scratch match, together with Bobby Hill.

Low season Preuss, rested veteran Shane Mumford and Kieren Briggs, who impressed towards Carlton, will all compete for a ruck spot.

“It has been tight for spots which is nice. We in all probability have not had that a lot, particularly the primary 15 weeks, as a result of we had loads of challenges with accidents and younger fellows received some some alternatives,” Cameron stated.

“After they took these alternatives we wished to maintain them rolling, and if that is been on the the expense of among the different gamers which were round for some time.

“It has been fairly robust, however they’ve dealt with that extraordinarily effectively. Davis will get a sport tomorrow, which is nice, he can play 100 minutes of footy and put his hand up.”

In the meantime, the Giants will sweat how O’Halloran pulls up from a good calf.

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