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Giants welcome finals choice complications

GWS will welcome their large choice headache as key gamers, together with captain Stephen Coniglio, put their names up for choice forward of their elimination last in opposition to Sydney.

The Giants sealed a finals spot by beating Carlton on Saturday night time and after being hit by damage for a lot of the season, have gamers jostling for locations.

Coniglio performed a cameo function because the substitute, amassing six touches after changing Xavier O’Halloran (tight calf) within the fourth quarter.

It was Coniglio’s first sport since spherical 18 after a toe damage and simply his fourth for the 12 months, with the 27-year-old to construct additional sport time by backing up in a scratch match in opposition to Essendon on Sunday morning.

“We thought we might decide to win each methods on this,” Cameron stated.

“Final week we thought that he most likely would have been struggling to play once more this 12 months after which we bought 50-55 minutes of footy into him final Saturday. So he is most likely at about 85 per cent.

“He is performed most likely quarter-hour now, he’ll have an excellent little hit-out within the morning for about most likely one other 60-70 minutes.

“I believed he appeared sharp in that point, and simply provides us one other week for him to progress and put his hand up for finals footy subsequent week.”

Cameron stated Coniglio had “turned the nook” and if he proved his health, he would face the Swans.

“If we expect he is prepared for finals footy, we will certainly take him,” he stated.

“He is skilled, he is been round for 9 years, so he is bought that on his aspect.”

Veteran defender Phil Davis and ruckman Braydon Preuss will even play in Sunday’s scratch match, together with Bobby Hill.

Low season Preuss, rested veteran Shane Mumford and Kieren Briggs, who impressed in opposition to Carlton, will all compete for a ruck spot.

“It has been tight for spots which is sweet. We most likely have not had that a lot, particularly the primary 15 weeks, as a result of we had lots of challenges with accidents and younger fellows bought some some alternatives,” Cameron stated.

“Once they took these alternatives we wished to maintain them rolling, and if that is been on the the expense of among the different gamers which were round for some time.

“It has been fairly powerful, however they’ve dealt with that extraordinarily effectively. Davis will get a sport tomorrow, which is sweet, he can play 100 minutes of footy and put his hand up.”

In the meantime, the Giants will sweat how O’Halloran pulls up from a decent calf.

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