Saturday’s (07/05/2016) AFL 2016 Round 7 match is between Fremantle Dockers and Greater Western Sydney Giants. The opening bounce is set to commence at 20:10 local time with the game to be played at Domain Stadium. The away team Greater Western Sydney Giants are the favourite for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Fremantle Dockers and Greater Western Sydney Giants.
When: 20:10 | Saturday 07/05/2016
Where: Domain Stadium
Tip: Greater Western Sydney Giants at $1.34
Value Bet: First Goal Scorer: Rory Lobb at $12.00
B: C. Sutcliffe, Z. Dawson, L. Spurr
HB: S. Hill, A. Pearce, T. Sheridan
C: L. Weller, M. Barlow, D. Pearce
HF: H. Crozier, M. Pavlich, H. Ballantyne
F: M. Walters, C. Mayne, M. Taberner
R: J. Griffin, D. Mundy, L. Neale
I/C: C. Blakely, G. Ibbotson, N. Suban, E. Hughes
EMG: M. De Boer, E. Langdon, J. Hannath
IN: G. Ibbotson, N. Suban, E. Hughes
OUT: Z. Clarke (Omitted), B. Grey (Omitted), D. Tucker (Omitted).
B: N. Wilson, N. Haynes, J. Patfull
HB: A. Kennedy, P. Davis, H. Shaw
C: Z. Williams, C. Ward, T. Greene
HF: T. Scully, J. Patton, S. Johnson
F: R. Palmer, R. Lobb, J. Cameron
R: S. Mumford, S. Coniglio, L. Whitfield,
IC: J. Steele, J. Kelly, D. Shiel, M. Buntine
EMG: J. Hopper, A. Tomlinson, T. Mohr.
GWS chairman Tony Shepherd has threatened to quit over the feud with Melbourne AFL clubs hung up about the club’s academy system.
The Giants have earned the ire of Melbourne clubs this season for their preferential draft treatment and ease of access to young stars who hail from NSW’s Riverina region.
Shepherd has had enough.
“Absolutely,” he told 3AW radio when asked if he would consider quitting over the issue.
“I can’t stand this constant changing of the rules. It just drives me nuts. We have to apologise every time we win a bloody game. I’ve had enough.
“Wagga is suddenly going to move south of the border to bloody Victoria. The last time I checked, the Murray River was the borderline.
“If you didn’t want the expansion, then why’d you go ahead and do it?”
The Giants have priority access to players who come through the Riverina system at the AFL draft, even if they attend Melbourne boarding schools through their teenage years.
The club were also given early and additional draft picks in their initial seasons, while they still have extra salary cap allowance until 2019.