After an uneventful opening week to the 2019 AFL trade period, Day 8 saw the dam wall break as a flurry of trades got completed ahead of tomorrow’s 7:30pm (AEDT) deadline.
The selection puzzle is far from solved for both Damien Hardwick and Leon Cameron ahead of Saturday’s AFL grand final.
Richmond have a couple of players under injury clouds, with underrated defensive midfielder Jack Graham dislocating his shoulder four times in the preliminary final win over Geelong, while defender Nathan Broad is also in doubt after suffering a concussion.
There’s far more going on at the selection table for GWS, however, with the suspended Toby Greene set to return alongside Lachie Whitfield. Then there’s, of course, the million-dollar question surrounding Stephen Coniglio’s fitness.
The star midfielder hasn’t played since injuring his knee in the Giants’ Round 17 loss to – ironically – Richmond. He’s the club’s best midfielder when fit, but is it worth the risk bringing him in underdone?
What changes should the Giants and Tigers make – if any – ahead of the decider?
We got Roar AFL expert and editor Josh Elliott on the Game of Codes podcast to look at the selection issues facing both teams, before making a call on where the magnets should be moved on Saturday.
Listen to the discussion: