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Every GIANT Rated from the Elimination Final

Matt Buntine shut down Tom McCartin in his first-ever AFL final. - GWS Giants,AFL,Sydney Swans,SCG
Matt Buntine shut down Tom McCartin in his first-ever AFL final.

Matt Buntine – 7
Gave away plenty of size to Swans youngster Tom McCartin, but the defender easily won the match-up. Buntine had 14 disposals while keeping McCartin to just three and without a goal. Performed his role as part of an outstanding GIANTS' defensive unit. 

Jeremy Cameron – 6
Got better as the match went on after getting outpointed by Dane Rampe early. Finished with two goals and 14 disposals, 10 of those contested. 

Stephen Coniglio – 8
How Congilio was left out of the All Australian team beggars belief. Was brilliant in the contest and ran hard all afternoon. Finished with 27 disposals, 13 contested. 

Phil Davis – 9
An outstanding performance from the key defender in his critical one-on-one match-up with Swans superstar Lance Franklin. Davis had 18 disposals and 10 marks while Franklin had just eight touches and didn't kick a goal. Davis allowed Franklin to roam up the ground, but stuck to him like a glove when he got within 70m of goal. 

Matt de Boer – 6
The veteran played his role across half-forward, justifying his inclusion after injuring his hamstring in round 20. Had 17 disposals and kicked a goal. 

Brett Deledio – 7
Like de Boer, Deledio made an impact in his return from a calf injury sustained in round 20. Provided plenty of outside run and delivered plenty of opportunities to his forwards. Had 22 disposals, seven marks and five Inside 50s

Toby Greene – 9
Superb game from the dangerous forward in his first appearance since injuring his hamstring in round 20. Kicked three goals to go with 27 disposals, eight Inside 50s and three contested marks.

Nick Haynes – 8
Marked everything in sight as part of a brilliant GIANTS back six. Haynes floated across half-back as the loose man in defence, collecting 20 disposals and eight marks. Also had 12 one-percenters and seven rebound 50s. 

Harry Himmelberg – 8
An outstanding game for the 22-year-old key forward, finishing with 23 disposals, nine marks and two goals. Kicked an important goal late in the second quarter when he trapped the ball on the ground and beat Allir Allir. Steps up in big moments. 

Jacob Hopper – 7
Found plenty of the ball on the outside and provided valuable run through the middle, collecting 26 disposals. Only knock on his game was he turned the ball over a number of times, with seven clangers. Will get better the longer the finals series goes on. 

Josh Kelly – 2
The prolific ball winner injured his right knee near the end of the first quarter and didn't play any further part in the game. Finished with seven disposals. 

Adam Kennedy – 6
Performed his role in defence without standing out. Was rarely beaten one-on-one and used the ball well when coming out of defence. Had 16 disposals and five marks. 

Zac Langdon – 5
The small forward had a quiet game, having just the eight disposals without kicking a goal, but did apply pressure in the forward half, laying four tackles. 

Rory Lobb – 6
Shared the spoils with Swans big man Callum Sinclair in an enthralling ruck battle. Both players had their moments. Lobb gave his star-studded midfield plenty of quality service across the ground. Lobb finished with 37 hit-outs and eight disposals. 

Harry Perryman – 6
Had a pretty quiet game in defence, but looked composed whenever he found the footy. Another of the GIANTS who played his role and beat his direct opponent. Can't be disappointed with his performance. 

Sam Reid – 6
In a similar vein to Perryman, Reid didn't light up the stats sheet, but did exactly what he was required to do. Performed his role in defence, provided a solid contest and kept the Swans' forwards in check. 

Dylan Shiel – 7
Relatively well held by Swans tagger George Hewett, but still had eight Inside 50s and six clearances to go with his 23 disposals. An important part of a quality GIANTS midfield that had to step up when Josh Kelly went down injured late in the first quarter. 

Tim Taranto – 6
Used the ball extremely well across half-forward, having an 83 per cent disposal efficiency from his 18 touches. The second overall pick in the 2016 national draft also had five tackles. 

Adam Tomlinson – 7
A strong game from the powerful defender, finishing with 21 disposals (10 contested), seven marks and five inside 50s. Attacked the ball, created play out of the back half and generated scoring opportunities. 

Callan Ward – 8
The GIANTS co-captain was massive in the second half, finishing with an equal game-high 29 disposals after just eight touches in the first two quarters. His attack on the ball was superb, applying a huge bump on Dan Hannebury. Also inspired his side with a tremendous spoil late in the second term. 

Zac Williams – 8
In his first game since rupturing his Achilles in January, the half-back flanker didn't miss a step, racking up 23 disposals to go with nine marks. A strong tackle on Dan Hannebery set the benchmark for what was to come. The X-Factor for the GIANTS in this finals series.