AFL Teams: GWS Giants roll the dice as Toby Greene’s replacement confirmed
The GWS Giants have locked in Toby Greene’s replacement for their semi-final against Geelong, with Giants coach Leon Cameron handing Bobby Hill a start.
Greene was suspended for three games for bumping into an umpire at three-quarter time during the Giants’ elimination final victory over the Sydney Swans.
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Hill made his debut in 2019 for the Giants against Richmond, and Cameron expects him to bring some added spark to the team as they aim for a spot in the preliminary final against Melbourne.
The Giants also named Conor Stone, who will make his fifth AFL appearance in the semi-final, in the starting line-up.
As for Geelong, Luke Dahlhaus and Sam Simpson have both been dropped, as Esava Ratugolea comes into the squad.
The Western Bulldogs take on the Brisbane Lions in the other semi-final, with the Bulldogs naming an unchanged team.
However, Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge confirmed veteran ruckman Stefan Martin would not play again this season.
As for the Lions, they’ve lost Jaxon Prior and Daniel McStay, with the latter missing out through injury.
Jack Payne and Deven Robertson will step up in their absence.
GEELONG CATS v GWS GIANTS
Friday September 3, 7:50pm at Optus Stadium
B: J.Henry, L.Henderson, J.Kolodjashnij
HB: Z.Tuohy, M.Blicavs, T.Atkins
C: C.Guthrie, M.Duncan, I.Smith
HF: E.Ratugolea, J.Cameron, G.Rohan
F: B.Close, T.Hawkins, G.Miers
FOLL: R.Stanley, J.Selwood, P.Dangerfield
I/C: J.Bews, M.Holmes, S.Menegola, B.Parfitt
EMG: S.Higgins, S.Simpson, D.Fort, Z.Guthrie
IN: Z.Tuohy, E.Ratugolea, M.Holmes
OUT: S.Simpson, L.Dahlhaus (both omitted), M.O’Connor (injured), S.Higgins (managed)
B: J.Stein, S.Taylor, I.Cumming
HB: L.Ash, N.Haynes, L.Whitfield
C: J.Kelly, S.Coniglio, H.Perryman
HF: T.Taranto, H.Himmelberg, D.Lloyd
F: Z.Sproule, J.Hogan, M.de Boer
FOLL: S.Mumford, J.Hopper, C.Ward
I/C: T.Bruhn, B.Hill, C.Stone, C.Idun
EMG: J.Riccardi, K.Briggs, P.Davis, J.Peatling
IN: B.Hill, C.Stone
OUT: S.Reid, T.Green (both injured), T.Greene (suspended)
BRISBANE LIONS v WESTERN BULLDOGS
Saturday September 4, 7:20pm at Gabba
B: M.Adams, D.Gardiner, B.Starcevich
HB: G.Birchall, H.Andrews, D.Rich
C: H.McCluggage, D.Zorko, M.Robinson
HF: L.McCarthy, T.Fullarton, Z.Bailey
F: K.Coleman, J.Daniher, C.Cameron
FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, L.Neale
I/C: D.Robertson, J.Berry, N.Cockatoo, J.Payne
EMG: C.Ah Chee, R.Lester, R.Mathieson, C.Ballenden
IN: D.Robertson, J.Payne
OUT: D.McStay (injured), J.Prior (omitted), R.Mathieson (sub)
B: E.Wood, A.Keath, B.Williams
HB: T.Duryea, R.Gardner, B.Dale
C: A.Treloar, J.Dunkley, L.Hunter
HF: L.Vandermeer, A.Naughton, B.Smith
F: T.Liberatore, T.English, C.Weightman
FOLL: Le. Young, J.Macrae, M.Bontempelli
I/C: J.Schache, M.Hannan, C.Daniel, R.Smith
EMG: M.Wallis, Z.Cordy, A.Scott, J.Johannisen
OUT: J.Johannisen (sub)
Originally published as AFL Teams: GWS Giants roll the dice as Toby Greene’s replacement confirmed
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