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How the Tigers and Giants solve their selection headaches

Will Stephen Coniglio play in the grand final? (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
23rd September, 2019
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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:

Visit our Game of Codes hub to catch the full episode and be sure to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you’re listening.