Jeremy Cameron kicked four goals but faces a nervous wait after being placed on report in Greater Western Sydney’s 39-point NAB Challenge win over Brisbane Lions at a rain-soaked Gold Coast.
And Lions midfielder Dayne Zorko will also be anxious ahead of their AFL season opener against West Coast after being booked in an eventful third quarter.
Giants forward Cameron was on report for a late bump on Rhys Mathieson midway in the third term, forcing the young Lions midfielder to be taken from the field for treatment.
Moments later Zorko was pinged for striking Giants’ Phil Davis.
Brisbane will also be sweating on the fitness of Jaden McGrath.
He was taken for X-rays after suffering a suspected shoulder injury in a collision with Toby Greene in just the sixth minute.
GWS ran over the top of the locals to clinch a 1.17.11 (122) to 2.9.11 (83) win in front of just 1,504 fans.
A near full strength Brisbane appeared to be suffering from a lack of match practice after last weekend’s Mackay trial game against St Kilda was washed out.
Three-time Geelong premiership player Steve Johnson impressed with three goals in a first half cameo before being rested by the Giants.
GWS ruckman Shane Mumford showed no sign of slowing down after getting a late clearance for an ankle niggle.
Mumford only played the first quarter of last week’s win over Sydney after feeling some pain in his reconstructed ankle.
The Giants on Sunday rested young midfielder Stephen Coniglio (hamstring) while forward Devon Smith played his first pre-season game after recovering from a knee injury.
Overall the signs were good for a GWS outfit hoping to clinch a maiden finals berth this year after a late fadeout without Mumford relegated them to 11th in 2015.
Brisbane at first revelled in the wet to lead 1.3.3 (30) to 0.2.1 (13) after a Harris Andrews super goal on the siren.
Giants led by nine points at the main break after kicking six majors to two including a Mumford super goal.
GWS led 1.12.6 (87) to 2.6.9 (63) at three-quarter time as the Lions ran out of puff.
Giants were led by Josh Kelly (32 touches) while Dan Rich (28 disposals) impressed for the Lions.