AFL Live GWS Giants vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Stream AFL JLT Series 2017 Pre Seasons Week 04 match will be kick off at Manuka Oval Stadium, Griffith, Australia, Friday 10 March 2017 online, 17.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Canberra’s Manuka Oval could well be the first ground they slip into positive figures with Friday night’s final JLT series match against North Melbourne the chance to add another brick to the fortress.
After losing eight of their first nine matches at the cricket ground, GWS have won five of their last six, including all three there last year, to sit at 6-9.
“We love coming to Canberra,” Giants midfielder Tom Scully said.
“It’s been a great ground for us and we feel like we play really good footy here. We’ve got a great fanbase here which makes it a home away from home for us.”
Like many of his Giants teammates Scully came of age last year, finishing second in the Kevin Sheedy Medal behind Toby Greene.
It was a just reward for persistence after wearing the tag of the most maligned player in the AFL after his defection from Melbourne.
“I’ve just tried to improve my football from year to year,” Scully said.
“The first couple of years were trying for everyone, the team wasn’t performing like we wanted and that’s changed in the last couple of years. We’ve stuck to the basics and tried to be the best team we can.”
How the Giants deal with the weight of expectation that comes with premiership favouritism remains to be seen. One thing working in their favour is the pressure to perform coming from an enormous depth of talent.
“There are guys competing for spots all around the ground,” Scully said.
“We are looking for sustained success. Guys are committing to the club and that’s an endorsement of what they’ve been able to do building a great culture. Guys are sticking around and there will be more to come this year.”
Scully identified number two pick Tim Taranto as a real chance of forcing his way into the team for the round one match against the Crows in Adelaide. “Tim has been a stand out,” Scully said.
GWS Giants: 1. Phil Davis, 3. Stephen Coniglio, 4. Toby Greene, 5. Dylan Shiel, 8. Callan Ward, 9. Tom Scully, 10. Devon Smith, 12. Jonathon Patton, 14. Tim Taranto, 15. Matthew Kennedy, 16. Nathan Wilson, 17. Steve Johnson, 18. Jeremy Cameron, 19. Nick Haynes, 20. Adam Tomlinson, 21. Matt Buntine, 22. Josh Kelly, 23. Heath Shaw, 25. Tendai Mzungu, 26. Dawson Simpson, 29. Zac Williams, 32. Ryan Griffen, 35. Aidan Corr, 37. Rory Lobb, 40. Adam Kennedy, 41. Shane Mumford, 50. Sam Reid
North Melbourne Kangaroos: 4. Shaun Higgins, 6. Lachlan Hansen, 7. Jack Ziebell, 8. Nathan Hrovat, 9. Andrew Swallow, 10. Ben Cunnington, 11. Luke McDonald, 12. Lindsay Thomas, 13. Ryan Clarke, 14. Trent Dumont, 16. Scott Thompson, 18. Shaun Atley, 19. Sam Wright, 21. Jy Simpkin, 22. Todd Goldstein, 24. Sam Durdin, 25. Robbie Tarrant, 28. Kayne Turner, 30. Jarrad Waite, 31. Braydon Preuss, 33. Ed Vickers-Willis, 34. Jamie Macmillan, 38. Majak Daw, 39. Mitch Hibberd, 41. Corey Wagner, 42. Declan Mountford, 43. Sam Gibson