It's fair to say that GWS are the best team in Sydney at the moment, and with three losses in a row its hard to argue. Apart from 30 minutes of good football from the Swans, the Giants dominated. Take away the first 5 minutes of the first quarter, and it was arguably the worst half of football the Swans played in well over a decade.
It can only go up from here, I hope.
B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Zak Jones
HB: Harry Marsh, Lewis Melican, Jake Lloyd
C: Harry Cunningham, Josh Kennedy, Callum Mills
HF: Gary Rohan, Lance Franklin, Isaac Heeney
F: Callum Sinclair, Sam Reid, Tom Papley
FOL: Kurt Tippett, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery
I/C: Jordan Foote, Will Hayward, Kieren Jack, George Hewett
|40: Nick Smith||
More like the Nick Smith of old, tidy with the ball and defensively sound, but still not laying tackles.
|39: Heath Grundy||
Outbodied by bigger opponents, copped a head knock early in the 3rd and rarely sighted aftwards, offered nothing in the forward line
|10: Zak Jones||
Offered a lot of zip in the midfield, tackled hard (7), hard at the ball with 19, although had 6 clangers
|31: Harry Marsh||
Easily beaten by the bigger bodied GWS forwards, but didn't drop his head and kept going at it, much better disposal
|43: Lewis Melican (R)||
Fine debut from the young defender, physically beaten by his opponents. 13 disposals, 8 marks and a lot to like
|44: Jake Lloyd||
29 disposals, 1 contested. Almost no penetration, least effective high disposal winner I've ever seen
|7: Harry Cunningham||
Better game from Harry, starting to provide good link play on the wing and game-high 8 tackles
|12: Josh Kennedy||
Way down on averages, barely had an impact on the game, kicked the first goal. 22 disposals, 8 clearances, desperately needs help
|14: Callum Mills||
Never stopped trying all the way to the end, 7 marks, 21 disposals and 3 rebound 50s
|16: Gary Rohan||
Looked unfit like he'd been rushed back, go figure. No match awareness at all, wouldn't feed players like Hayward
|23: Lance Franklin||
Kicked 3 goals but struggled throughout the match, 6 clangers, still finished with 7 marks, 3 goals and 15 disposals
|5: Isaac Heeney||
Looked unfit, 16 disposals, 7 contested and 2 tackles
|18: Callum Sinclair||
Dominated in the ruck but managed to get himself a goal. 8 of 10 disposals contested along with 3 clearances. Better than Tippett
|20: Sam Reid||
Couldn't get near it as a forward but swung back into defence with aplomb, helping the hapless undersized defence
|41: Tom Papley||
Unfit and no form at all, shouldn't be playing
|8: Kurt Tippett||
Typical garbage performance returning from injury. Kicked a goal, then handed the ball like soap for the rest of the game, out played by Sinclair
|26: Luke Parker||
Showed glimpses throughout the game of brilliance and garbage, sometimes no where near it, sometimes couldn't get away from it
|4: Dan Hannebery||
Finished with 22 after a limp 8 in the first half. Provided nothing across the field, but still worked hard with 8 tackles
|6: Jordan Foote||
Worked hard with 5 tackles, but AFL is beyond him. Passenger throughout the game.
|9: Will Hayward||
Couldn't get near it, and team mates wouldn't use him, chiefly Rohan. Still looked capable when he had opportunities
|15: Kieren Jack||
The end is nigh. Finished with 12 at whisker over 40% DE, 3 clangers, a couple of tackles and inside 50s, but no run, no pressure, and absolutley nothing at the contests
|29: George Hewett||
Great first half, but then faded badly in the 2nd. At times carrying the midfield.
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