Autopsy 2022 Round 22 - Western Bulldogs v GWS Giants @ Marvel Stadium, 1.45 pm Saturday 13 August

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9. The Giants' defence is in good hands

It's been a tough old year for the Giants, but whoever takes over as coach next season can go into the new year knowing they have an embarrassment of riches in the defensive half to build around. Despite falling short against the Bulldogs, GWS' defence shone through with interim coach Mark McVeigh saying post-game it "is a seriously good backline and will be for 10 years". The usual suspects, Sam Taylor and Nick Haynes were unsurprisingly brilliant, with the former continuing to mount his case for a Therabody AFL All-Australian call-up, while Harry Himmelberg's move to defence continues to pay dividends with another 30-disposal outing from the back half. Isaac Cumming put in yet another potent display as a fellow rebounder off half-back. However, it was the youngsters who gave the Giants' fanbase plenty to get excited about. Leek Aleer was sensational in game three, patrolling the skies and providing a staunch match-up for Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, while Callum Brown showcased his versatility. And there's more to come next season, with Jack Buckley and Connor Idun to return from injury and potentially, veteran Phil Davis should he play on. - Nick D'Urbano
 

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Fox Footy says it's being "looked at".

WESTERN Bulldogs defender Zaine Cordy will front the Tribunal over his off-the-ball bump on GWS youngster Tanner Bruhn. Cordy bumped Bruhn during the final quarter of the Bulldogs' narrow win at Marvel Stadium on Saturday. Bruhn's teammates rushed in to remonstrate with Cordy as the Giants' off-contract forward-midfielder left the field before being placed in concussion protocols.

The incident was left ungraded on Sunday by the League's Match Review Officer, who referred it directly to the Tribunal. Cordy is not able to accept an early plea.

Probably only 'cos he's headed to the VFL's pet team, Geelong. :D
 

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Thought Haynes and HH worked really well together this past week, it's good to see they can both co-exist in the same time without overlapping too much and forcing one of them in a role where they may not best be suited. Always knew he'd bounce back from how he looked in his first few games but think he can still contribute at a high level.
 

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