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The GWS Giants are searching for their third straight win, but they’re up against the undefeated Western Bulldogs at Canberra’s Manuka Oval. Stay up to date with their AFL clash with live scores on The Roar from 7:50pm (AEST).
The wheels looked like they’d fallen off Greater Western Sydney’s Ferrari after three losses to start the season, but they’re back in the hunt after two gutsy wins. The Giants leaders have stood up in a big way over the last fortnight and they’ll need to do again if this match has the same level of spite as recent encounters.
The Bulldogs have been flying all season, however, and look to be the strong premiership favourites at this early stage of the season. The Dogs put Gold Coast to the sword in a 62-point demolition last week, the fourth match of the season they’ve registered more than 20 scoring shots. They’re hunting their first 6-0 start since 1946.
The Dogs claimed a 24-point win to get their spluttering season back on track when these sides met last season. They’ve won two of their last three against GWS, but the Giants had won three in a row before that. The Dogs have won three of five encounters between these sides in Canberra.
B: Jack Buckley, Sam Taylor, Lachlan Keeffe
HB: Harry Perryman, Isaac Cumming, Lachie Ash
C: Xavier O’Halloran, Jacob Hopper, Nick Haynes
HF: Bobby Hill, Toby Greene, Brent Daniels
F: Josh Kelly, Jeremy Finlayson, Harry Himmelberg
FOL: Matt Flynn, Tim Taranto, Callan Ward
I/C: Tom Green, Conor Stone, Jake Riccardi, Connor Idun
EMG: Tanner Bruhn, Matt Buntine, Jesse Hogan, Shane Mumford
B: Taylor Duryea, Alex Keath, Easton Wood
HB: Laitham Vandermeer, Aaron Naughton, Lachie Hunter
C: Caleb Daniel, Bailey Smith, Bailey Dale
HF: Adam Treloar, Zaine Cordy, Josh Dunkley
F: Tim English, Josh Bruce, Marcus Bontempelli
FOL: Stefan Martin, Jack Macrae, Tom Liberatore
I/C: Hayden Crozier, Anthony Scott, Jason Johannisen, Lin Jong
EMG: Josh Schache, Buku Khamis, Lachlan McNeil, Roarke Smith