Welcome ladies, gentlemen and all others inclusive to this week’s edition of Jimmy’s Mongrel Preview.

After another majorly successful Anzac Round goes in the books, let’s cast out eyes over the doings of Round Seven.

 

Teams:

West Coast vs Richmond

 

Venue:

Optus Stadium

 

Snapshot:

This is a game with circumstances that stem from an interesting backstory, I’ll touch on those a little later. The Eagles come into this one on the back of a pair of losses to both Sydney and Port Adelaide by an average margin of 74 points. The Tigers also make the trek to Perth following back-to-back losses, with Adelaide and Melbourne both beating them over the past fortnight.

 

So what does it all mean?

West Coast currently reside in 17th with only .6% keeping them off the bottom. A win could see them out of the bottom four, but unfortunately not by far. The Tigers having only won two games this season are sitting 12th, where a win could potentially see them jump as high as 8th, but that will all rely on other results to go their way.

 

It’s a big week for:

Greg Clark –

I’ve heard plenty of Eagles fans that are rife with anticipation to see what West Coast’s mature-age recruit can do on debut. Currently 24 years of age, Greg Clark was taken at Pick 62 in the 2021 National Draft and has been playing for the Eagles reserves side in the WAFL. Judging by his stats this season, especially last week against South Fremantle where he racked up almost 30 disposals and nine tackles, the big-bodied mid is likely to come in at the expense of Elliot Yeo who is set to miss due to concussion protocols.

 

All eyes on:

A twisted tale of woe –

I made mention in my On Fire/Under Fire article this week about West Coast’s run of form since the bye last year. For those that missed it, I highlighted that since the Eagles and the Tigers faced off in Round 13 of 2021, the Eagles went on to lose seven of their final nine games for the year, whilst I’ll also add that the Tigers weren’t much better, losing six of their last eight games and drawing level in another. Fast forward to this season and six rounds in, the Eagles are 1-5, and the Tigers are 2-4. Who would’ve thought that on that fateful Saturday night in Perth last year, which saw the Eagles win a last gasp thriller by four points, that both of those teams would combine for only seven wins from their ensuing 40 matches.

 

 

Teams:

Geelong vs Fremantle

 

Venue:

GMHBA Stadium

 

Snapshot:

One of two matches this round that are slated as being the best two matchups on paper. Fremantle have taken the league by storm this year, exposing teams with their pace and tantalising us with their staunch defences. They come into this game having won their last four on the trot by an average margin of 43 points. The Cats are once again perennially achievers. Always up and about, always contending and always putting on quality matches, their position as a top-touted team is as annually regular as Christmas. They head into this clash having only lost one of their past four matches, which was an eight point wonder at the hands of Hawthorn on Easter Monday.

 

So what does it all mean?

It’s very early in the season still, but already these two teams are engaged in a battle for top four position. The Dockers are currently in a more favourable light, sitting second on the ladder with only the undefeated reigning premiers above them. Geelong are nestled in at sixth, however only a win away from bouncing back into contention for the top four. There’ll be a lot of movement in the top eight over coming weeks, with the competition currently sitting so evenly.

 

It’s a big week for:

The Fremantle forward line –

With Matt Taberner and Sean Darcy both set to miss the massive game this week, it’s a huge week for the likes of Rory Lobb and the returning duo of Josh Treacy and Lloyd Meek. Lobb had a massive influence last week in Fremantle’s demolition of Carlton, whilst Geelong’s star defenders in Tom Stewart and Zach Tuohy are bloody hard to beat at the best of times, let alone at their home ground – ABCDEFGMHBA Stadium.

 

All eyes on:

The biggest matchups to shape the game –

Hawkins and Cameron vs Pearce, Logue and/or Cox. Tom Hawkins has kicked 20.11 this season and thanks to a seven goal haul against North Melbourne last week, Jeremy Cameron has kicked 19.10. In recent weeks we’ve seen Fremantle’s defence become one of the tightest in the competition, with their scores against matching their ladder position – second only to Melbourne. Giving us a fair indication of their defensive rise this season, given that they finished 11th last season on both the ladder and in the points against rankings.

Now on the opposite end of the scale, the Cats also sit second, however in the points for rankings, with only Brisbane having kicked a higher combined total score than them this season. Each of their wins coming at an average of 37 points, the Cats score heavily through Cameron and Hawkins, with 57% of their goals scored this year coming from the pair.

 

Teams:

Adelaide vs GWS

 

Venue:

Adelaide Oval

 

Snapshot:

The Giants have slumped to a 1-5 record this season, with their only victory at the expense of the Suns a month ago. Their last four losses have come at an average margin of 39 points, whilst the last time these two teams met was in the subsequent round of last season, with the Giants running away 67 point winners at Adelaide Oval. Meanwhile, the Crows have had a better start to the season than most would’ve anticipated, winning three of their six matches with two of their three losses being by only four points or less.

 

So what does it all mean?

The Crows are currently 10th on the ladder, but staking a claim at the top eight. A win will definitely see them in contention. The Giants on the other hand are one of five teams to have only had one win, and their poor start to the season see’s them languishing at 15th.

 

It’s a big week for:

Leon Cameron –

I say it every week, I don’t buy into the whole sacking coaches midseason caper that we see in the AFL almost every season, however, I will comment on the external and perceived internal pressure that is heaped on senior coaches by the media at large. It’s my opinion that they have Leon Cameron firmly in their crosshairs, and they fully expect him to not see out the season if the Giants aren’t able to turn their fortunes around. Far be it for me to stick up for them.. but in the media’s defence, some of the comments coming out of GWS, including some from Cameron’s own mouth, don’t paint the brightest pictures for his future.

 

All eyes on:

Toby Greene –

The AFL’s public enemy number one made his return to senior football last week after the AFL appealed his suspension last season, slapping him with a six week ban for his demonstrative, shoulder-charging gesture directed at an umpire. His first game back in the orange and grey wasn’t met with the great heights and fanfare that some may have expected, and his stats sheet for the night reflects that. One thing that I’ve learnt having watched plenty of his 177 games since being drafted in 2011, is that Toby Greene is never down and out for long. If he’s not able to get on top of Luke Brown or Tom Doedee (whichever poor soul receives the arduous task), I look forward to seeing how he fares the following week when the Giants host the Cats at Manuka Oval.

 

Change in circumstances-

The last time these two teams met, the Crows had only one multiple goal scorer – Taylor Walker with two. Whilst Hogan and Himmelberg combined for seven down the other end as the Giants ran away to a 67 point victory at Adelaide Oval. The Giants midfield ran all over the Crows and were a massive factor in the side’s strong wing. Things are looking a little different this year, however. The Adelaide midfield, led by Ben Keays and Rory Laird are far from the pushovers that were readily accounted for last season, in fact the key pair working at the feet of Reilly O’Brien’s ruck work have become one of the more formidable midfield pairs in the AFL currently.

 

 

Teams:

Melbourne vs Hawthorn

 

Venue:

MCG

 

Snapshot:

The undefeated, reigning premiers meet the up and down Hawks at the MCG in a late Saturday afternoon fixture. After a strong, surprising start to the season, the Hawks have now dropped three of their past four games by an average losing margin of 37 points.

 

 

So what does it all mean?

Melbourne are just rolling on inconspicuously and not looking like losing to anyone any time soon. Even if they were to lose, it would take a monster game from Fremantle to gain the percentage required to leapfrog the Demons. The Hawks on the other hand are somewhat hit and miss as they look to rebuild their brand under new coach Sam Mitchell. Currently sitting ninth on the ladder, the Hawks are likely to climb back into the top eight if they’re able to best the current best team in the competition this week.

 

It’s a big week for:

Max Lynch –

Returning to the fold last week for only his second game of the season after suffering a concussion in Round 1 against North Melbourne, Max Lynch is set to face one of the toughest tasks in football in general, let alone for a ruckman, and that’s taking on the best ruckman in the league currently, Max Gawn. Luckily for Hawthorn, Gawn’s protégé in Luke Jackson is set to miss the game this week due to health and safety protocols. With Ned Reeves sidelined for the foreseeable future after suffering a shoulder injury a fortnight ago against the Cats, and captain Ben McEvoy not looking at returning from his neck injury any time soon, a lot of pressure falls in the lap of Lynch and Jacob Koschitzke this week.

 

All eyes on:

First Half Frenzy –

Hawthorn’s lively small forward has scored 12 goals so far in season 2022 – all of which have been kicked in the first half of games. That’s right, Dylan Moore has. It scored a goal in the third or fourth quarters of any of the six games he’s played so far this season. With Trent Rivers probably most likely to line up on Moore this week, the 22 year old will have his work cut out for him as he approaches this game, knowing that he’s staring down the barrel of statistically the best defensive side in the game.

 

Fulcrum and –

Lever is set to return to the Demons side this week, Jake that is. After missing the first three rounds, then also missing last round under health and safety protocols, it hasn’t been the season that he would’ve imagined late last year as his team held aloft the premiership cup. I’m interested to see whether Lever gets the job on either Jack Gunston or Luke Breust, with both forwards and Dylan Moore all sitting flush on 12 goals each for the season.

 

 

Teams:

St. Kilda vs Port Adelaide

 

Venue:

Cazalys Stadium

 

Snapshot:

The Saints continued their remarkable start to the season last week, making it five wins in a row which sees them now vying for a spot inside the top four, only held out on percentage. Port have had the opposite run to their season, losing their first five games and only winning their first last week against the struggling West Coast.

 

So what does it all mean?

A win will see Port break away from the bottom third of the ladder, just. With the Bulldogs to come in Adelaide next week, followed by North Melbourne the week after in Tasmania, I’d say Power would like their chances to win a few games on the fly and try redirecting their season. The Saints are currently fifth and being held out of the top four on percentage only, such is the evenness of the competition currently. Their ensuing fortnight pits them against Melbourne at the MCG, followed by a trip to Perth to take on the Eagles.

 

It’s a big week for:

Paddy Ryder –

Taking his place back in the team after missing two games through suspension, Ryder is a timely inclusion with fellow ruckman Rowan Marshall set to miss with a quad injury. We see yet another season where teams are at a quandary with injured ruckmen aplenty. I expect the merry-go-round to continue at season’s end, with plenty of movements happening between teams exchanging for ruck stocks. Luckily for Ryder, Port Adelaide are also without their choice ruckman, with Scott Lycett set to miss an extended period with his own injury woes, leaving the door open for Sam Mayes to assume top spot, and a decent test in Ryder to await him.

 

All eyes on:

The travelling journeyman –

Tom Campbell makes his debut for the Saints this week after a far from jaunt career to date. He started out his career on the radar of the Bombers, playing with their former affiliate team in the VFL, Bendigo. It was the Bulldogs however who first selected Campbell back in 2012, where he played 42 games across his seven seasons before being delisted. He was then picked up by North Melbourne where he played 12 games in his three seasons predominantly as a backup option in the ruck. Once again delisted by his second team, Campbell was selected by the Saints for ruck depth and now gets his opportunity at the highest level as a 30-year-old to back up Paddy Ryder in the ruck given the absences of Rowan Marshall and Jack Hayes.

 

Connor Rozee –

After a terribly poor first month to the season, Rozee’s past fortnight has been in stark contrast, breaking many personal records in the stats department and looking like the high quality player that Port have always known they had  Last week against the Eagles, he was one of Port’s most damaging players on the midfield and around the ground. This week the same midfield finds themselves lined up on one of the more in-form opposition midfields in the competition, with the Saints, led by Jack Steele, having a bumper season with the ball in hand, thanks to the contributions of Jack Steele, Brad Crouch and Seb Ross.

 

 

Teams:

Carlton vs North Melbourne

 

Venue:

Marvel Stadium

 

Snapshot:

After an impressive start to their season, the Blues have now lost two of their last three games by more than five goals on each occasion, as well as only beating Port by under a goal. They come up against a disappointing North Melbourne who haven’t looked to be close to in a game since they took Sydney to the limits three weeks ago. Losing their last four games in a row.

 

So what does it all mean?

North Melbourne are back on the bottom of the ladder thanks to their lowly percentage. A win will most likely see them up and off the bottom for at least another week. Their next fortnight doesn’t get any easier, but right now nothing is easy. They take on Fremantle in Perth next week, followed by Port Adelaide in Tasmania the week after. The Blues are in seventh place as one of only two teams on four wins for the season. They host the inform Adelaide at Marvel Stadium next week and will then travel to Giants Stadium, where a date with GWS awaits them.

 

It’s a big week for:

Callum Coleman-Jones –

His first week back in the fold since Round 1, we have yet another game that’s heavily influenced by the state of injured ruckmen in the league. North Melbourne have lost their starting ruckman in Tristan Xerri for at least the next month to a foot concern, opening the door for Coleman-Jones to work in tandem with Roos veteran Todd Goldstein and earn his place in the team after crossing over from Richmond in the offseason. CC-J’s form in the VFL has more than warranted his selection in the side, but he and Goldstein may be given a soft pass this week as Carlton’s number one big man in Marc Pittonet has also been ruled out, set to miss the remainder of the season with a currently topical PCL injury.

 

All eyes on:

The curious case of a ‘twin-spiracy’ –

Much has been said about twins Harry and Ben McKay since they were drafted back in 2015. What makes this such a curious case for those not across it, is the fact that since being drafted all years ago, the pair of brothers who occupy opposite ends of the ground, Harry as Carlton’s Coleman Medal-winning full forward and Ben as North Melbourne’s key defender, have never given toe-to-toe in an AFL match at the highest level. Given that neither player made their debut until 2017, their first opportunity in 2016 was amiss. By the time both boys had played their first games for their respective sides in 2017, Carlton and North had already played that season, meaning we had to wait until 2018 to see them clash. Ben barely ended up played senior football that year and Harry made his way into the team, once again, after the two sides had already played. 2019 is where things start getting a little hairy. Harry became a mainstay in the Blues forward line and was finally set to lineup against the Kangaroos, but brother Ben was omitted from the side to play VFL, once again robbing us of the opportunity to see these two play one another. Ben had a much better season in 2020 and was finally set to play against his brother, only for Harry to be a last-minute omission an hour before the game with a knee complaint. That’s when the tinfoil hats firmly came into play. Last season Ben once again lined up for the Roos with great fanfare that the brothers were finally set to square off as Harry was named in Carlton’s squad to play, except this time it was an injury to Harry’s toe that saw him omitted from the Blues side, starving us once again at the eleventh hour. The knives were out early this year as Harry battled with a knee issue against Fremantle last week, fans expected once again that something was afoot. Then Ben goes and gets himself suspended whilst playing Geelong the week before the clash with his brother was set to happen, adding yet another twist and turn to this brotherly saga. This won’t be the last you hear about the great McKay conspiracy.

 

 

Teams:

Collingwood vs Gold Coast

 

Venue:

MCG

 

Snapshot:

The Suns have looked good at times again this season, not so much reflective of their 2-4 start. A close loss to the reigning premiers followed by a lapse in concentration against the Giants saw back to back losses, before a stirring win over Carlton looked to jettison their season back on track. Back to back losses once again, this time to St. Kilda and Brisbane have thrown a pebble in their soup once again. The Magpies too started the season surprising most by how up and about they were under their new coach. Unfortunately, three straight losses to Geelong, West Coast and Brisbane detailed their momentum, before a close win over rivals Essendon on Anzac Day brought forth their claim to being back in the mix once again.

 

So what does it all mean?

Now sitting in 13th, the Suns are scraping at the top of the lower third on the ladder, requiring the winning they wish to stay In touch with the top eight. Their percentage however will hold them back if they’re to start making up lost ground. Meanwhile, the Magpies are sitting just inside the top eight, thanks largely to their healthy percentage. The coming fortnight gets no easier for Gold Coast as they travel to Sydney to take on the Swans and then hosting Fremantle at Metricon Stadium. The Magpies too have a tough couple of weeks ahead of them with a lair of blockbuster games. The first against the Tigers at the MCG in a Saturday afternoon special, followed by a Friday night spectacular against the Bulldogs the week after.

 

It’s a big week for:

Jack Ginnivan –

The charismatic small forward certainly put his stamp on proceedings at the biggest home and away game on the calendar, starring in Collingwood’s Anzac Day win over the Bombers with five goals and taking home the Anzac Medal. The 19-year-old showed his flair with ball in hand and also gave the rowdy crowd a glimpse of his personality as he got under the skin of the opposition and their vocal counterparts in the stands. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love a player with character and I love someone who’s not afraid to express themselves on the field, within the bounds of the rules, and provide those watching with pure entertainment. However, it comes at a cost. Many former players have both lauded and criticized Ginnivan for the way he expresses himself on the field this season, I personally believe that if he’s willing to wear the excess criticism that will naturally occur at the expense of any player who directs attention to himself, both through his actions and his demeanour, then all credit to him.

Fair hit – play on, young fella.

 

All eyes on:

Another chapter added to the great ruck debacle of 2022 –

All those buying stocks in the McKay brothers conspiracy portfolio ought to next invest in what’s fast becoming a pandemic within the AFL, and that’s compounding injuries to so many ruckmen. Last week I wrote a killer piece on Tim English and his ripping start to the season, highlighting exactly how entertaining I anticipated his clash with Reilly O’Brien to be as the Bulldogs squared off with the Crows. In typical fashion, on the eve of me submitting my weekly preview, news filtered through that English was set to miss the game, and potentially more with a hamstring injury that he suffered at training. Stefan Martin was the man to come in at English’s expense and hold down the post as key ruckmen last week in a less than ideal situation, given that he turns 36 this year and is seen only as a last resort and not a permanent fixture in this Bulldogs side.

Fast forward to the end of the round and it’s revealed that Collingwood’s Brodie Grundy suffered a season derailing PCL injury after a knock from Sam Draper in the Pies’ Anzac Day win over the Bombers. To make matters worse for the Magpies, with key forward and backup/pinch-hitting ruckman Nathan Krueger set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering yet another subluxation of his shoulder within a month of his last incident, they must now turn to former Swan Darcy Cameron to shoulder the bulk of the ruck duties, and interestingly, not the much-maligned tall American option of Mason Cox.

 

Teams:

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon

 

Venue:

Marvel Stadium

 

Snapshot:

One team is well below the expectation heaped on them externally, currently sitting 16th. The other team is well below the general expectation of a side that played in a Grand Final last year, sitting in 11th. The Bombers looked a lot better against the Magpies on Anzac Day, but still far off the mark that most people had them at. The Bulldogs went down to Adelaide by a single point and have been left with more questions hanging over them than answers this season.

 

So what does it all mean?

The Bulldogs will head up a Friday night fortnight of footy when they travel to Adelaide next week for a prime time clash against Port Adelaide, followed by a blockbuster at Marvel Stadium in the same timeslot the next week against the Magpies. For the Bombers, they’ll stay at Marvel Stadium next week where Hawthorn will await them on Saturday night, then once again in the same time slot, they’ll travel to the SCG to battle with Sydney.

 

It’s a big week for:

Two Litre Peter –

Before anybody corrects me on the usage of this nickname as opposed to his former, more publicized nickname of Two Metre Peter, I suggest you listen to some of Wright’s more recent interviews, where he delves into the history behind his colloquial names and his preferences in the matter. Right, now that that’s out of the way, I’ll tell you why it’s a big week for the big fella. He started this year off brilliantly, impressing even the most optimistic of Essendon fans whilst their side was playing horrendously. His contested marking, his accurate, long-range goal kicking and his ability to find space were all key features that we’d seen glimpses of in the past, but never a good, consistent run of. His first month this year we saw exactly that, enough to start winning the praises of some opposition supporters and even briefly silencing the Suns supporters that wished him ill for leaving their club. Unfortunately, his last fortnight has been down on his form of earlier this season, leaving many fans to hope that his first month wasn’t a flash of form that won’t return until later in the year. He kicked seven straight against the Bulldogs last year as the Bombers stormed home to record a strong victory against the eventual Grand Finalists late in the season, but was well held a couple of weeks later as the sides played off in an Elimination Final, where the Bombers found it very tough to score into he second half. If Essendon are to be a chance this week, they’ll require Wright to play more like that game late last year and into the form across the first month of this season. After a quiet fortnight, it’s time for the big man to bounce back.

 

All eyes on:

Operation: Hang On –

In all four losses for the Bulldogs this season, they have trailed at three-quarter time, even by the slightest of margins. In their two wins against North Melbourne and Sydney, the Dogs held the lead going into the final term. It’s potentially a meaningless stat, but one that I’d be interested in seeing how it pans out for the remainder of the season, and whether or not it becomes an issue in the Dogs’ style of play. We’ve seen already this year that the Bulldogs inaccuracy has cost them games, something that they addressed as a group and has improved since their horrible outing against Richmond a few weeks ago. The midfield battle will be an intriguing one. On paper, the Dogs have one of the strongest midfields in the league. If Bailey Smith is able to find some more effectiveness with his kicks, his 35+ possessions each week could almost single-handedly destroy teams. Way hing the Adelaide game last week, it looked as though Jack Macrae was somewhat off the pace. I made a note that as the game drew on he looked to struggle at keeping up with the play – something I’ve never said about him before. He barely looked to touch the ball in the third quarter despite spending the majority of it on the ground. His final tally of 26 disposals was also seemingly low by his prestigious standards, I recall noting that his 24 against the Swans a few weeks ago was uncharacteristically low, turns out it was his lowest tally since the Elimination Final that the Dogs lost back in 2019. I’d be interested to know if he’s had a bad couple of weeks, or if there’s an underlying factor.

 

 

Teams:

Sydney vs Brisbane

 

Venue:

SCG

 

Snapshot:

Game two in the most anticipated game of the round series. This one is shaping up to be an absolute belter. Since losing to the Bulldogs a few weeks ago, the Swans have gone on to record three straight wins that sees them fourth on the ladder. Who’s sitting directly above them in third? Brisbane. The highest-scoring team so far this year has also only lost the one game for the season and are firmly in the minds of most as a genuine finals contender once again this season.

 

So what does it all mean?

The Lions will host the Eagles next Saturday night and then make the trip over to Adelaide to take on the Crows, again on Saturday night. The Swans begin their three weeks at home against the Lions, they’re set to host the Suns next week on Saturday afternoon and then Essendon, again at the SCG the following Saturday night. Not the toughest fortnights to come, on paper anyways, for either team.

 

It’s a big week for:

Hugh McCluggage –

One thing I noticed this season is a lot of coaches get sucked into paying their goal-kicking midfielders up forward a lot more to change things up. Across the first month of the season Hugh McCluggage spent a lot of time sitting in the forward line and out on a wing, and in more than one of those games he failed to register a big impact on the contest. Over the past fortnight, I’ve noticed his presence at centre bounces a lot more, convincing me to crunch some numbers, turns out over the past two weeks, his centre bounce attendance numbers are right up there with those of Lachie Neale and Jarryd Lyons. I think he is best suited being around the contest more than in the forward line. Yes, he’s kicked bags of goals from deep in the forward line before, but the majority of his scoring comes from his burst out of the midfield. It’s becoming more and more of a trend to play a goal kicking mid in the forward line more to test the opposition’s defences, however in a lot of the cases, the midfielder’s mindset and game style suits kicking those goals coming from the midfield, as opposed to playing a role in the forward line and causing change to the structure of the permanent forwards around them. I was stoked to see him spending more time at the coalface and hope it’s a sign that Chris Fagan is going to continue his assault from the centre. Throw Zac Bailey in this mix as well, damn this side has some multi-dimensional talent.

 

All eyes on:

I will not bring up Josh Kennedy being named as sub last week –

I knew I wouldn’t be the only one who cringed when Paddy McCartin left the ground under a concussion concern last week. We’ve seen it on every station since, the footage was harrowing initially of him leaning on the lockers and visually concerned. I loved that John Longmire came out and defended his player, explaining the situation thoroughly that the former Saint looked visibly concerned, but was more worried about his situation than his symptoms, with the club’s medical staff clearing him to be A-OK to play once the 12 day concussion protocol time has elapsed.

Also, how big of an inclusion is Tom Papley back into this side? I was so glad that he never ended up at Carlton, at his best he is in a small handful of the most damaging small forwards in the game.

I also noticed Sam Reid named in the forward line. I thought for sure that he would come in to replace Paddy McCartin. Thoughts, Swans fans?

 

Charlie Cameron –

Four goals against the Suns last week was the first time Cameron had mustered more than two goals in a game this season. He has managed to kick at least a goal in every game so far this year, however, taking his season tally to 12. In my mind I imagined him playing well at the SCG, that ground has a tendency to lean itself to small forwards that can find space in a small area. I was shocked when I looked through Cameron’s history to find that of all 17 opposition teams, Sydney seem to be his worst side to come up against, both at Brisbane and back in his days as a Crow. From his seven games played against them, he’s only won two against the Swans, and with a kikcing record of 6.6 – his lowest tally of goals and also his lowest combined scoring figures against any side in the league, including his former side Adelaide. In his three games played at the SCG he’s only managed to average eleven touches and a goal a game. Cameron has also never won at the SCG. Coming off the back of four goals and some classy footwork against the Hawks last week, I’d love to see him follow it up again this week.

Sydney v Brisbane – The Extended Mongrel Preview

 

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