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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Giants injury horrors continue in shock Freo loss


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The Greater Western Sydney Giants could lose both their co-captains in consecutive weeks after Phil Davis limped off the field with an apparent ankle injury in the Giants' shock loss to Fremantle.

Davis' injury rubbed salt into the wound for the Giants who were considered hot favourites before a six-goal final term gave the Dockers a 16. 10. (106) to 11. 16. (82) win in front of 11,277 fans at Manuka Oval.

The star defender landed awkwardly in a marking contest with just minutes left in the contest, with replays showing that he rolled his ankle.

Following the loss, Giants coach Leon Cameron told reporters that the club thought it was a simple rolled ankle, but admitted that the club would continue to monitor Davis over the next 48 hours.

Phil Davis

After a positive start to the season, the Giants can ill-afford to lose Davis just a week after the season-ending ACL injury to inspirational co-captain Callan Ward.

GWS were unbackable favourites heading into the Saturday contest and could have gone top with a win but it was the Dockers who instead climbed into second spot.

Returning skipper Nat Fyfe finished with 31 disposals for Fremantle, while Brandon Matera kicked four goals in a spectacular forward display.

The Dockers wasted chances with some point-blank misses and poor set shots in the first half but delivered when it mattered in the final quarter.

Nat Fyfe

GWS were left to rue missed opportunities as wayward kicking and a lacklustre fourth term cost them in the capital, where they had won nine in a row.

Giants star midfielder Stephen Coniglio topped the charts with 37 disposals, while Jeremy Cameron booted four goals.

Dockers defender Taylin Duman could find himself in trouble with the match review panel after shoving Lachie Whitfield in the face in the third quarter but will likely just cop a fine.

GWS veteran Matt de Boer was tipped to shadow Fyfe but also spent time on Andrew Brayshaw and Bradley Hill in a busy afternoon for the in-form tagger.

- With AAP

The Greater Western Sydney Giants could lose both their co-captains in consecutive weeks after Phil Davis limped off the field with an apparent ankle injury in the Giants' shock loss to Fremantle.

Davis' injury rubbed salt into the wound for the Giants who were considered hot favourites before a six-goal final term gave the Dockers a 16. 10. (106) to 11. 16. (82) win in front of 11,277 fans at Manuka Oval.

The star defender landed awkwardly in a marking contest with just minutes left in the contest, with replays showing that he rolled his ankle.

Following the loss, Giants coach Leon Cameron told reporters that the club thought it was a simple rolled ankle, but admitted that the club would continue to monitor Davis over the next 48 hours.

Phil Davis

After a positive start to the season, the Giants can ill-afford to lose Davis just a week after the season-ending ACL injury to inspirational co-captain Callan Ward.

GWS were unbackable favourites heading into the Saturday contest and could have gone top with a win but it was the Dockers who instead climbed into second spot.

Returning skipper Nat Fyfe finished with 31 disposals for Fremantle, while Brandon Matera kicked four goals in a spectacular forward display.

The Dockers wasted chances with some point-blank misses and poor set shots in the first half but delivered when it mattered in the final quarter.

Nat Fyfe

GWS were left to rue missed opportunities as wayward kicking and a lacklustre fourth term cost them in the capital, where they had won nine in a row.

Giants star midfielder Stephen Coniglio topped the charts with 37 disposals, while Jeremy Cameron booted four goals.

Dockers defender Taylin Duman could find himself in trouble with the match review panel after shoving Lachie Whitfield in the face in the third quarter but will likely just cop a fine.

GWS veteran Matt de Boer was tipped to shadow Fyfe but also spent time on Andrew Brayshaw and Bradley Hill in a busy afternoon for the in-form tagger.

- With AAP

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