Saturday (20/06/2015) second AFL 2015 Round 12 match is between Greater Western Sydney Giants and North Melbourne Kangaroos. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:35 local time with the game to be played at Spotless Stadium. The away team North Melbourne Kangaroos are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Greater Western Sydney Giants and North Melbourne Kangaroos.
When: 16:35 | Saturday 20/06/2015
Where: Spotless Stadium
Tip: North Melbourne Kangaroos at $1.42
Value Tip: First Goalscorer: Brown, Ben at $13.00
B: N. Wilson, A. Corr, T. Bugg
HB: M. Buntine, N. Haynes, H. Shaw
C: R. Palmer, C. Ward, D. Smith
HF: T. Greene, C. McCarthy, R. Griffen
F: J. Kelly, J. Cameron, L. Whitfield
Foll: A. Phillips, D. Shiel, T. Scully
Inter: A. Treloar, R. Lobb, J. Steele, C. Marchbank
Emerg: Z. Williams, J. Barrett, C. Hampton
In: R. Palmer, A. Phillips, A. Corr, J. Steele, C. Marchbank, R. Lobb
Out: J. Patfull, S. Mumford, P. Davis, W. Hoskin-Elliott, S. Coniglio, J. Stewart
B: L. Hansen, R. Tarrant, M. Firrito
HB: B. Jacobs, S. Thompson, N. Dal Santo
C: S. Wright, A. Swallow, J. Macmillan
HF: S. Higgins, J. Waite, B. Harvey
F: L. Thomas, D. Petrie, B. Brown
Foll: T. Goldstein, B. Cunnington, J. Ziebell
Inter: T. Dumont, S. Gibson, S. Atley, R. Nahas
Emerg: M. Daw, S. McMahon, R. Bastinac
In: N. Dal Santo, S. Atley
Out: S. McMahon, R. Bastinac.
Greater Western Sydney defender Joel Patfull will be sidelined for at least a month with two broken ribs and a punctured lung, while co-captain Phil Davis’ immediate future is heavily in doubt.
Patfull was taken to hospital on Sunday after teammate Matt Buntine’s knee caught him in the ribs during a marking contest in the Giants’ 42-point loss to Collingwood at the MCG.
The 30-year-old stayed overnight, and has since been cleared of any shoulder damage.
“He was clearly in a lot of pain after the incident but is now comfortable and recovering,” head of athletic performance David Joyce said on Monday.
Patfull’s prolonged absence only compounds the Giants’ injury situation as they prepare to host North Melbourne on Saturday, with a number of key players facing uncertain futures.
Scans are expected to confirm Davis has sustained an ankle syndesmosis injury, which forced him off the field for good late in the second term.
Star ruckman Shane Mumford (ankle) and midfielder Stephen Coniglio (AC joint) both sat out most of the final term, with the extent of their injuries to be confirmed in the next day.
Coach Leon Cameron warned his team on Sunday that the quartet of injuries were no excuse for poor form next week.
“We have to grind it out and get ready to go in six days’ time,” he said.
“It’s not an excuse for our injuries today for us not to be prepared to play the Kangaroos next Saturday.”
All odds are subject to change. Odds listed are correct at the time of the latest update.