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The Giants lost their first three matches in 2021, endured a horror injury run and spent months on the road because of Sydney’s Covid-19 outbreak.
But none of that stopped them from returning to the finals, helped by an incredible Round 21 upset of Geelong with a severely undermanned line-up.

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GWS beat Sydney to reach the second week in September, but lost superstar forward Toby Greene to suspension for the first five rounds of next season.

How will they go in 2022? Marc McGowan assesses the Giants’ hopes.

[PLAYERCARD]Stephen Coniglio[/PLAYERCARD] will be looking to bounce back from a down season. Picture: Getty Images

Stephen Coniglio will be looking to bounce back from a down season. Picture: Getty Images
Coach: Leon Cameron

Captain: Stephen Coniglio

WHERE DO THEY FINISH IN 2022
GWS will expect to make the finals again after retaining every senior regular except forward Jeremy Finlayson — who isn’t a major loss. A top-four berth is possible with a better injury run.

The Giants will be expecting big things out of Tanner Bruhn. Picture: Michael Klein

The Giants will be expecting big things out of Tanner Bruhn. Picture: Michael Klein
BIGGEST IMPROVER
Tanner Bruhn is an elite young talent who was the No.12 pick in last year’s draft. He played 13 senior games in his debut season and was even trusted in the centre on occasion, with his decision-making and poise among his strengths.

X-FACTOR
It has to be Bobby Hill, who unsuccessfully requested a trade to Essendon this year. How that situation plays out will be fascinating. Hill’s highlight reel is must watch, but whether he becomes more consistently impactful will be significant, especially with Greene out early in the season.

Bobby Hill has the x-factor to be a difference maker for the Giants. Picture: AFL Photos

Bobby Hill has the x-factor to be a difference maker for the Giants. Picture: AFL Photos
COACH STATUS
Cameron is out of contract at the end of next season, having signed a two-year extension in September 2020. He is one of the AFL’s most-scrutinised coaches but his effort to lead the injury-ravaged Giants to the second week of the finals was commendable.

Will [PLAYERCARD]Leon Cameron[/PLAYERCARD] coach beyond the end of 2022? Picture: Getty Images

Will Leon Cameron coach beyond the end of 2022? Picture: Getty Images
WHO IS IN THE LAST YEAR OF THEIR CONTRACT
Ryan Angwin, Kieren Briggs, Callum Brown, Tanner Bruhn, Jack Buckley, Isaac Cumming, Phil Davis, Matt de Boer, Cameron Fleeton, Bobby Hill, Jesse Hogan, Connor Idun, Lachie Keeffe, Adam Kennedy, Daniel Lloyd, Xavier O’Halloran, James Peatling, Harry Perryman, Will Shaw, Zach Sproule, Jake Stein, Tim Taranto, Callan Ward, Jacob Wehr

INS FOR 2022
Finn Callaghan (pick three), Jarrod Brander (delisted free agent), Leek Aleer (15), Josh Fahey (42), Cooper Hamilton (rookie)

OUTS FROM 2021
Matt Buntine (delisted), Jeremy Finlayson (traded – Port Adelaide), Tom Hutchesson (delisted), Shane Mumford (delisted), Sam Reid (delisted), Nick Shipley (delisted)

The Giants will have to live without co-captain [PLAYERCARD]Toby Greene[/PLAYERCARD] for the first five weeks of season 2022. Picture: Getty Images

The Giants will have to live without co-captain Toby Greene for the first five weeks of season 2022. Picture: Getty Images
FIRST SIX GAMES AND HOW MANY THEY WIN
Sydney Swans L

Richmond W

Gold Coast W

Fremantle L

Melbourne L

St Kilda W

Prediction: 3 wins, 3 losses
 

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Biggest Mistake 2022 - Employing James Hird in a leadership role?
 

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Hendo_21

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Oh Giants just officialy announced it, will be a part time position mainly working with the leadership group and "emerging leaders"
 

Battlepants

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The Giants lost their first three matches in 2021, endured a horror injury run and spent months on the road because of Sydney’s Covid-19 outbreak.
But none of that stopped them from returning to the finals, helped by an incredible Round 21 upset of Geelong with a severely undermanned line-up.

Catch every moment of The Ashes live and ad-break free during play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-days free now.

GWS beat Sydney to reach the second week in September, but lost superstar forward Toby Greene to suspension for the first five rounds of next season.

How will they go in 2022? Marc McGowan assesses the Giants’ hopes.

Stephen Coniglio will be looking to bounce back from a down season. Picture: Getty Images

Stephen Coniglio will be looking to bounce back from a down season. Picture: Getty Images
Coach: Leon Cameron

Captain: Stephen Coniglio

WHERE DO THEY FINISH IN 2022
GWS will expect to make the finals again after retaining every senior regular except forward Jeremy Finlayson — who isn’t a major loss. A top-four berth is possible with a better injury run.

The Giants will be expecting big things out of Tanner Bruhn. Picture: Michael Klein

The Giants will be expecting big things out of Tanner Bruhn. Picture: Michael Klein
BIGGEST IMPROVER
Tanner Bruhn is an elite young talent who was the No.12 pick in last year’s draft. He played 13 senior games in his debut season and was even trusted in the centre on occasion, with his decision-making and poise among his strengths.

X-FACTOR
It has to be Bobby Hill, who unsuccessfully requested a trade to Essendon this year. How that situation plays out will be fascinating. Hill’s highlight reel is must watch, but whether he becomes more consistently impactful will be significant, especially with Greene out early in the season.

Bobby Hill has the x-factor to be a difference maker for the Giants. Picture: AFL Photos

Bobby Hill has the x-factor to be a difference maker for the Giants. Picture: AFL Photos
COACH STATUS
Cameron is out of contract at the end of next season, having signed a two-year extension in September 2020. He is one of the AFL’s most-scrutinised coaches but his effort to lead the injury-ravaged Giants to the second week of the finals was commendable.

Will Leon Cameron coach beyond the end of 2022? Picture: Getty Images

Will Leon Cameron coach beyond the end of 2022? Picture: Getty Images
WHO IS IN THE LAST YEAR OF THEIR CONTRACT
Ryan Angwin, Kieren Briggs, Callum Brown, Tanner Bruhn, Jack Buckley, Isaac Cumming, Phil Davis, Matt de Boer, Cameron Fleeton, Bobby Hill, Jesse Hogan, Connor Idun, Lachie Keeffe, Adam Kennedy, Daniel Lloyd, Xavier O’Halloran, James Peatling, Harry Perryman, Will Shaw, Zach Sproule, Jake Stein, Tim Taranto, Callan Ward, Jacob Wehr

INS FOR 2022
Finn Callaghan (pick three), Jarrod Brander (delisted free agent), Leek Aleer (15), Josh Fahey (42), Cooper Hamilton (rookie)

OUTS FROM 2021
Matt Buntine (delisted), Jeremy Finlayson (traded – Port Adelaide), Tom Hutchesson (delisted), Shane Mumford (delisted), Sam Reid (delisted), Nick Shipley (delisted)

The Giants will have to live without co-captain Toby Greene for the first five weeks of season 2022. Picture: Getty Images

The Giants will have to live without co-captain Toby Greene for the first five weeks of season 2022. Picture: Getty Images
FIRST SIX GAMES AND HOW MANY THEY WIN
Sydney Swans L

Richmond W

Gold Coast W

Fremantle L

Melbourne L

St Kilda W

Prediction: 3 wins, 3 losses

The fact that they couldn't even get the Captain right made me disinclined to read the rest of it.
 

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Biggest Mistake 2022 - Employing James Hird in a leadership role?
I ll hold judgement until it plays out.
It certainly has the chance to go pear shape.
The bloke also has loads of success, it may end up being a master stroke.
Not sure it is a risk I'd take.
 

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Greater Western Sydney ruckman Braydon Preuss is "ready and raring to go" as he looks to make his Giants debut in 2022.

After joining the Harbour City side ahead of last year, the 26-year-old endured a luckless run of injuries that kept him sidelined for the entire season.

A shoulder injury in February placed Preuss out of action for an extended period before suffering a pectoral injury that curtailed his 2021 campaign.

Seen as their likely first-string ruckman in his maiden year with the Giants, Preuss' absence forced senior coach Leon Cameron to experiment with his ruck stocks, handing Matthew Flynn and Kieren Briggs their AFL debuts.

More here
https://www.zerohanger.com/gws-ruckman-fit-and-firing-ahead-of-highly-anticipated-season-96448/
 

PaythePerryman

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Greater Western Sydney ruckman Braydon Preuss is "ready and raring to go" as he looks to make his Giants debut in 2022.

After joining the Harbour City side ahead of last year, the 26-year-old endured a luckless run of injuries that kept him sidelined for the entire season.

A shoulder injury in February placed Preuss out of action for an extended period before suffering a pectoral injury that curtailed his 2021 campaign.

Seen as their likely first-string ruckman in his maiden year with the Giants, Preuss' absence forced senior coach Leon Cameron to experiment with his ruck stocks, handing Matthew Flynn and Kieren Briggs their AFL debuts.

More here
https://www.zerohanger.com/gws-ruckman-fit-and-firing-ahead-of-highly-anticipated-season-96448/
Thank fu**
 

Hendo_21

Team Captain
Aug 14, 2021
542
617
AFL Club
GWS
Greater Western Sydney ruckman Braydon Preuss is "ready and raring to go" as he looks to make his Giants debut in 2022.

After joining the Harbour City side ahead of last year, the 26-year-old endured a luckless run of injuries that kept him sidelined for the entire season.

A shoulder injury in February placed Preuss out of action for an extended period before suffering a pectoral injury that curtailed his 2021 campaign.

Seen as their likely first-string ruckman in his maiden year with the Giants, Preuss' absence forced senior coach Leon Cameron to experiment with his ruck stocks, handing Matthew Flynn and Kieren Briggs their AFL debuts.

More here
https://www.zerohanger.com/gws-ruckman-fit-and-firing-ahead-of-highly-anticipated-season-96448/
Should be a bit of competition for the top ruck spot this year, think it's likely we see all 3 guys get lots of ruck time throughout the season.
 

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