AFL Live GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 06 match will be kick off at Manuka Oval Stadium, Griffith, Australia, Friday 28 April 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 6 of the AFL season gets underway on Friday night, April 28, when the GWS Giants play host to the Western Bulldogs at UNSW Oval in Canberra.
The clash is a huge one for both sides, who sit with a win-loss record of 4-1 after the first five weeks of the season.
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The Friday night encounter should be a classic and it may just be a sneak preview of things to come later on in the year, as both are expected to be around deep into the finals series.
They featured in an epic Preliminary Final encounter last season, which the Bulldogs won in thrilling fashion before going on to claim an unlikely premiership.
Both have made positive starts in 2017. The Giants received a wake up call in Round 1 when they were smashed by Adelaide but have since won their past four. The Bulldogs dropped their Round 3 encounter to Fremantle but have won all games either side of that.
The Doggies showed their class last weekend in Bob Murphy’s 300th game. After slumping to a 38-point deficit, Luke Beveridge’s side clicked into gear and ran riot in the second half before running out 32-point winners.
However, the Dogs will need to ensure they sustain a ferocious approach for the entire game, something that wasn’t evident early on last weekend. GWS are in rare form and are solid $1.35 favourites for this.
The Giants should have an advantage in the ruck and at winning the clearances. They are ranked 2nd for average hitouts and are the league’s best at winning the clearances, while the Dogs are ranked 17th and 15th in these measures respectively.
Shane Mumford should give his midfielders first use, a group that contains the likes of Josh Kelly, Tom Scully and Callan Ward. The Bulldogs will look to apply as much pressure as they can to the Giants ball winners and lead the competition for tackling.
They will aim to get enough of the footy in order to get their running game going via quick handball and uncontested possession. A highlight of their wins so far has been that when the game has been alive and up for grabs, their stars have stood up. Expect the likes of Jason Johannisen, Marcus Bontempelli, Jake Stringer and Luke Dahlhaus to rise to the challenge on Friday night.
B: N.Wilson, A.Tomlinson, Z.Williams
HB: A.Kennedy, N.Haynes, H.Shaw
C: D.Shiel, J.Kelly, S.Johnson
HF: T.Taranto, R.Lobb, M.Kennedy
F: S.Reid, J.Patton, J.Cameron
FOL: S.Mumford, C.Ward, T.Scully
I/C: T.Greene, D.Smith, J.Hopper, A.Corr
EMG: D.Simpson, H.Perryman, H.Himmelberg
B: Z.Cordy, F.Roberts, J.Johannisen
HB: E.Wood, M.Adams, R.Murphy
C: L.Hunter, L.Dahlhaus, J.Macrae
HF: J.Dunkley, J.Stringer, C.Smith
F: L.Jong, T.Boyd, L.Picken
FOL: T.Campbell, M.Bontempelli, T.Liberatore
I/C: M.Suckling, T.McLean, B.Williams, C.Daniel
EMG: L.Webb, S.Biggs, B.Dale
IN: C.Daniel, B.Williams
OUT: M.Boyd, S.Biggs