The Battle of the Bridge was on in Blacktown, with Buddy, McVeigh, Grundy, JKelly, Hopper, Greene and Haynes all missing the action. For the majority of the game GWS controlled the game with precise kicking and plenty of polish and looked good with their ball movement, but this was JLT-1, so we need to be careful.
Started with an early goal and finished with game-high points, game-high ten tackles and looked the complete package, needs to be considered if he hasn’t already made your fantasy team
He may have been good last year, but every chance of taking another big step in 2019 filling the Shiel shoes, was right in the thick of things again
A lazy 14 disposals in the first term before a minor injury scare halfway through the 2nd saw his night shortened by half with an ankle scare.
Looked terrific tonight, lead and moved well, covering plenty of ground, didn’t hit the scoreboard but gee he looked fit, more a draft prospect.
Was one of 5 GIants to go at 100% efficiency, 23 of 28 by foot with 12 marks, might be getting older but looks primed Lachie Whitfield: squeezed out onto a forward flank for most of the night to enable younger talent a shot
Looked smooth and adjusted well, seems a genuine star, will be fighting for a best 22 spot, on his form tonight he probably gets a bench spot.
Like Caldwell, didn’t do his chances of getting an early game in the season proper, tonned up in SuperCoach.
Thrown forward for significant minutes due to the missing Buddy, very busy, looked great with five clearances and five tackles, still sits firmly at F2 behind Danger for me.
Did what Jake Lloyd usually does, a gun, pick him!
Played plenty of forward time early, don’t look too much into his mere 80 points tonight
Goes under the radar a bit but don’t write him off for 2019, will be a pod and rightly deserves to be talked up more as a midfielder
Defender draft alert, goes ok.
Crowned the ratio king tonight with a spread of 16:1.
Won’t last very long under Horse if he backs up with another 55% efficiency in the backline next JLT.
Not a whole lot to see tonight, the kid is good but will be better in a stronger Swannie lineup.