Three debutants were named along with Josh Kelly for the GWS Giants despite an injury cloud, Jarman Impey suffered a bad injury while Trent Bianco, Brendon Walker and Lachie Bramble were among the rookies to hold their spots.
Significant ins: S.Ryan (deb), R.Marshall, Grundy, Adams, Fyfe, A.Waterman, W.Phillips, D.Williams (deb), Gulden, Grainger-Barras (deb), Shuey, T.Kelly
Ext bench: Honey, Hately, Murray, Mumford, Briggs, Ash, Newcombe, L.Edwards, Garcia
Significant outs: Ralphsmith, Hunter, Rantall, Lynch, Western, Powell (mng), L.McDonald, Parks, Pittonet (inj), Worrell, Impey (inj), Foley, H.Edwards
Significant holds: Coleman-Jones, Byrnes, N.Murphy, Bianco, Poulter, Walker, Jordon, Bergman, Owies, Sholl, S.Berry, J.Kelly, Bramble, A.Scott
Potential subs: Collier-Dawkins, Mansell, M.Parker, Connolly, F.Macrae, T.Wilson, Durham, Ford, Frederick
There’s all sorts of changes to digest, with three debutants, while Brodie Grundy (AF $798k SC $627k RUCK), Rowan Marshall (AF $648k SC $497k F/R) and Nat Fyfe (AF $659k M/F SC $538k M/F*) all return from injury.
Jarman Impey (AF $583k SC $407k D/F) is a shock casualty suffering an ankle injury at training. Hawks Physical Performance Manager Luke Boyd said: “Unfortunately he injured his ankle.
“We think this one will be a reasonably significant ankle injury. He’ll get scanned over the next 24 hours. He’s not going to be available for this week’s game.”
Josh Kelly (AF $800k SC $592k M/F*) is named for the Giants after being a test earlier in the week and the club says he is “expected to be fit”.
Kieren Briggs (AF $215k SC $123k D/F) is named on an extended GWS bench alongside Shane Mumford (AF $435k SC $426k RUCK), while Luke Edwards is no certainty to hold his spot for the Eagles with a bunch of guns back.
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