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Brisbane Lions vs GWS Giants: AFL live scores, blog

23rd June, 2018

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Brisbane Lions vs. GWS Giants

Gabba
AFL Home and Away June 23, 2018
Brisbane Lions 82, GWS Giants 109
Brisbane Lions GWS Giants
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q13220   5232
Q24428   8452
Q37648   10969
Q4121082   1613109
When: 4:35 pm AEST
Where: Gabba
TV: Channel 7
Betting: Brisbane $3.35, GWS $1.35

Brisbane Lions
B Luke Hodge, Harris Andrews, Darcy Gardiner
HB Daniel Rich, Tom Cutler, Alex Witherden
C Lewis Taylor, Ryan Lester, Dayne Zorko
HF Cameron Rayner, Josh Walker, Hugh McCluggage
F Allen Christensen, Eric Hipwood, Zac Bailey
FOL Stefan Martin, Jarrod Berry, Dayne Beams
I/C Nick Robertson, Sam Mayes, Rhys Mathieson, Oscar McInerney

GWS Giants
B Aidan Corr, Sam Taylor, Adam Tomlinson
HB Nick Haynes, Phil Davis, Heath Shaw
C Ryan Griffen, Callan Ward, Sam J. Reid
HF Matt de Boer, Jeremy Cameron, Stephen Coniglio
F Jacob Hopper, Jonathon Patton, Dylan Shiel
FOL Dawson Simpson, Tim Taranto, Josh Kelly
I/C Lachie Whitfield, Zac Langdon, Harry Himmelberg, Jeremy Finlayson
Cameron Rayner of the Lions celebrates kicking a goal. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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Match result:

Jeremy Cameron faces a long spell on the sidelines after a sickening hit on Brisbane defender Harris Andrews which has blighted Greater Western Sydney’s 27-point AFL victory at the Gabba.

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Final score
Brisbane Lions 12.10.82
GWS Giants 16.13.109

Match preview:

We’re headed to the Gabba for Saturday twilight footy, as the Brisbane Lions host an under-performing GWS Giants outfit. Join The Roar for live commentary and scores from 4:35pm AEST.

The Giants have disappointed this year. No doubt ‘bout that. But, they’ve improved substantially – before last week’s bye, of course.

Their last outing was in Adelaide, where they defeated a free-falling Crows’ outfit in a damn fine performance.

Still, though, every win is vital as they struggle to stay in touch with the finals race, and in a way today becomes a necessity if they wanna hold their own against those above them.

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Brisbane’s only won one, but they’ve been okay. Their last match was a deflating loss to the Bombers, but they’ve largely been relatively competitive in most games – particularly when they’re playing in Queensland.

Lots of talented men around the oval for this one, with the likes of Jeremy Cameron, Lachie Whitfield and Josh Kelly all finding form for the Giants, and Harris Andrews, Dayne Zorko and Danye Beams providing plenty of fine performances for the Lions.

Expect Andrews and Cameron to be particularly good to watch today, especially if they’re matching each other.

Ben Keays has been omitted for the Lions, whilst they’ve also lost Daniel McStay to injury. Josh Walker and Rhys Mathenson are back in the side.

The Giants’ have lost a trio of their men: Rory Lobb and Daniel Lloyd are injured, whilst Harry Perryman has been dropped. Stephen Coniglio, Dawson Simpson and Jeremy Finlayson all rejoin the squad.

Prediction
I genuinely feel there’s a fair bit of upset material in this encounter. Honestly, it could go a few ways: If the Lions are within a few goals at the final break, expect the crowd to get right behind them. If they’re struggling early, expect the Giants to pounce.

I’ll back the Giants though; they’re just too good around the ground for the Lions team. I in no way expect this to be a blow-out though. Brisbane will hold their own, but stagger late.

GWS by 22 points.

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