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The GWS Giants and the Adelaide Crows will continue their pre-season preparations with a JLT Series clash at UNSW Canberra Oval come Friday night. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:10pm (AEDT).
It may only be a pre-season competition, but the JLT Series has been a success so far in terms of giving the fans competitive fixtures.
The Giants are coming off a really good 22-point win against their neighbour in the Sydney Swans. Those type of wins can give the group the belief and desire they need going into the home-and-away season.
In terms of the individuals who performed well for GWS, Stephen Coniglio had a superb game reeling in 35 disposals.
I know they are completely different formats of the game, but Coniglio also looked sharp in the AFLX, so he potentially could be in for a massive season.
Tim Taranto was the only other Giant to surpass the 30-disposal mark. Daniel Lloyd was sharp in front of goal, finishing the game with three majors.
As for the Crows, they are coming off a 17-point victory over their arch-rival, the Port Adelaide Power.
The Crows no doubt will be looking to have a huge season after such a disappointing campaign in 2018, so this was not a bad way to start.
Matt Crouch was the only Crow to surpass 30 disposals, with Brad Crouch the next best with 29 disposals.
Eddie Betts was clinical in front of goal, finishing the game with four majors. The Crows will need Betts at his absolute best this season, and if pre-season is anything to go by, they may get their wish.
Those who starred for the Giants and Crows last week will be looking to do it all again on Friday night.
As many like to state, it is only a pre-season clash, which means the result does not matter. That is true, but I think we will see a really competitive game between these two sides nonetheless.
The Crows to prevail by 10 points.
Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:10pm (AEDT).
When: 7:10pm (AEDT)
Where: UNSW Canberra Oval
TV: Fox Footy
Betting: Giants $2.10, Crows $1.74
B: L.Whitfield 6 P.Davis 1 I.Cumming 13
HB: A.Kennedy 40 J.Finlayson 31 L.Keeffe 25
C: S.Reid 50 S.Coniglio – C 3 H.Perryman 36
HF: D.Simpson 26 H.Himmelberg 27 B.Daniels 16
F: J.Hately 9 J.Cameron 18 D.Lloyd 38
Foll: M.Flynn 30 T.Taranto 14 A.Bonar 10
I/C: S.Taylor 15 B.Deledio 7 J.Caldwell 5 M.Buntine 21 T.Greene 4 H.Shaw 23 M.de Boer 24 A.Tomlinson 20
B: D.Talia 12 K.Hartigan 15 R.Laird 29
HB: B.Smith 33 T.Doedee 39 J.Kelly 8
C: B.Gibbs 6 M.Crouch 5 C.Jones 20
HF: L.Murphy 44 T.Walker 13 B.Crouch 2
F: R.Knight 3 J.Jenkins 4 E.Betts 18
Foll: S.Jacobs 24 R.Sloane – C 9 R.Douglas 26
I/C: P.Seedsman 11 R.Atkins 21 T.Lynch 27 C.Ellis-Yolmen 28 W.Milera 30 D.Fogarty 32 A.Keath 42 R.O’Brien 43