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GWS Giants vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

28th April, 2018

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GWS Giants vs. Brisbane Lions

Spotless Stadium
AFL Home and Away April 28, 2018
GWS Giants 77, Brisbane Lions 43
GWS Giants Brisbane Lions
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q13422   055
Q26945   1612
Q381159   4933
Q4101777   51343
First bounce: 4:35pm (AEST)
Venue: Spotless Stadium, Homebush
TV: Live, Fox Footy and 7Mate (NSW, QLD only)
Online: Live, Foxtel app, Foxtel Now, AFL Digital Pass
Betting: Giants $1.11, Lions $7
Overall record: Played 6, Giants 4, Lions 2
Last meeting: Round 14, 2017 - Lions 12.14 86 defeated by Giants 22.14 146
Last five: Giants 4, Lions 1
Record at venue: Played 1, Giants 1, Lions 0

GWS Giants
B: Jeremy Finlayson, Phil Davis, Heath Shaw
HB: Aidan Corr, Nick Haynes, Jacob Hopper
C: Lachie Whitfield, Dylan Shiel, Nick Shipley
HF: Sam Reid, Jeremy Cameron, Matt de Boer
F: Stephen Coniglio, Adam Tomlinson, Brett Deledio
FOLL: Jon Patton, Callan Ward, Tim Taranto
I/C: Daniel Lloyd, Zac Langdon, Harry Himmelberg, Ryan Griffen
EMG: Aiden Bonar, Isaac Cumming, Lachlan Keeffe, Dylan Buckley

Brisbane Lions
B: Nick Robertson, Harris Andrews, Darcy Gardiner
HB: Daniel Rich, Dan McStay, Alex Witherden
C: Tom Cutler, Dayne Zorko, Lewis Taylor
HF: Cam Rayner, Mitch Robinson, Hugh McCluggage
F: Allen Christensen, Eric Hipwood, Charlie Cameron
FOLL: Stefan Martin, Jarrod Berry, Dayne Beams
I/C: Jacob Allison, Zac Bailey, Ryan Lester, Oscar McInerney
EMG: Ryan Bastinac, Josh Walker, Sam Mayes, Jake Barrett

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The Giants have lost players to trade and injury. Can they still contend for the premiership? (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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28th April, 2018
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Match result:

Greater Western Sydney have consolidated their position among the early AFL frontrunners, with a 34-point win over Brisbane in an AFL match in which both teams kicked poorly.

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Final score
GWS Giants 10.17.77
Brisbane Lions 5.13.43

Match preview:

The Greater Western Sydney Giants will look to continue their strong run when they take on a battling Brisbane Lions outfit at Spotless Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4:35pm (AEST).

The Giants have made a strong start to the season, winning three of their first four, but they will be frustrated by a loss to the Swans in Round 3 and a draw with St Kilda last week.

It was a game they should have won, with the Saints off to a shaky start to the year. Even with that draw, they only sit one spot ahead of the Lions and the Giants will be concerned about something similar happening this week.

GWS will be without the injured Josh Kelly and Toby Greene, while Tom Scully is also still out, along with a few others.

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For the Giants to hang on without their stars, they need to find a way to stop Stefan Martin in the ruck, who has been one of Brisbane’s only bright spots.

While Brisbane do sit equal last coming into the round, they haven’t been quite as bad as the ladder would suggest.

They came close to beating Port Adelaide in Round 3, while last week’s Q Clash came down to the final minutes, but in the end the Gold Coast Suns were too good.

If the Lions can perform more like they did last week and not the week before, when Richmond thumped them by 87 points, they will be in with a fighting chance, particularly given the Giants’ injury issues.

Their defence will have to be strong though. If GWS can find Jeremy Cameron in the forward line consistently, things could get ugly, with the forward already booting 16 goals for the season to sit equal third in the race for the Coleman medal.

Prediction
Brisbane have had some bad losses, but all up they haven’t been as dreadful as their position implies, and will be competitive.

However, the Giants are at home and will want to make a statement.

Giants by 34 points.

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