AFL 2014 Live Western Bulldogs vs GWS Giants match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne,Sunday 31 August 2014 online, Time 16:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
One team will finish the season on the high note whilst the other will head into their holidays with a bad taste in their mouth. Not the best way to finish off the home and away season but fantasy coaches will be tuning in!
The Giants have elected to put a chunk of their stars in for surgery early – Whitfield, Scully, Coniglio, Cameron whilst also injuries to Frost, Patton and Ward means their 22 is severely weakened. They’ve won five games this year and only just missed out against Collingwood last weekend after spanking Melbourne a fortnight ago. They’re 3-7 (4-6) against the line vs bottom-ten sides this year The Dogs are aiming for another eight win year but have lost four of their last five games including their last to by 50-points or more.
After leading at half-time the Giants kicked only four goals in the second half to go down by 27-points in round four this year. The Dogs kicked 12 goals after the main break with key forwards Stewie Crameri and Liam Jones combining for seven goals. Matthew Boyd had 39 touches as captain Ryan Griffen was held to just 20.
The Bulldogs have won all three of their matches against the Giants. The Bulldogs are 10-17 (but 15-12 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of last year.
B Liam Picken, Mark Austin, Shaun Higgins.
HB Robert Murphy, Dale Morris, Jason Johannisen.
C Koby Stevens, Matthew Boyd, Adam Cooney
HF Jack Macrae, Stewart Crameri, Marcus Bontempelli
F Luke Dahlhaus, Jake Stringer, Daniel Giansiracusa
Fol Tom Campbell, Ryan Griffen, Tom Liberatore
I/C Fletcher Roberts, Tom Young, Nathan Hrovat, Will Minson
EMG Jason Tutt, Lin Jong, Liam Jones
In Fletcher Roberts, Will Minson, Tom Young.
Out Jordan Roughead (shoulder), Ayce Cordy (omitted), Lin Jong
B Lachie Plowman, Phil Davis, Adam Tomlinson.
HB James Stewart, Heath Shaw, Matt Buntine.
C Joshua Kelly, Adam Treloar, Will Hoskin-Elliott.
HF Tomas Bugg, Tom Boyd, Dylan Shiel
F Devon Smith, Josh Hunt, Liam Sumner
Fol Shane Mumford, Rhys Palmer, Zac Williams.
I/C Nathan Wilson, Curtly Hampton, Cameron McCarthy, Toby Greene,
EMG Jonathan Giles, Jacob Townsend, Sam Frost
In Phil Davis, Liam Sumner, Zac Williams, Curtly Hampton, Cameron McCarthy
Out Jono O’Rourke (hamstring), Tim Golds (concussion), Mark Whiley (hamstring), Adam Kennedy (shoulder), Sam Frost
New Cameron McCarthy