The GIANTS - with eight listed players - were defeated by Geelong in the VFL on Sunday afternoon. 

Ryan Hebron (16 disposals, four goals), Callum Brown (23 disposals) and Jake Stein (18 disposals) impressed for the GIANTS, but it wasn't enough as the GIANTS fell to an 8.8 (56) to 12.14 (86) defeat at GMHBA Stadium. 

“Our preparation was really strong, but Geelong's skill execution and decision making was better," said GIANTS VFL coach Damian Truslove.

"Overall it was a disappointing result and we need to bounce back following the bye round." 

Truslove shared his assessments of the AFL and VFL listed players who played in the match.

AFL Listed Players:

9 Ryan Angwin

17 disposals, 9 tackles

Another good game playing in the midfield. He was great at the stoppages and worked hard around the ground.

11 Braydon Preuss

11 disposals, 17 hit-outs

He's still recovering from illness, but his ruck work was really good.

21 Leek Aleer 

11 disposals, 5 marks 

Another solid performance down back. He attacked the ball and opposition with aggression and gave us some excitement in the air.

29 Cameron Fleeton

17 disposals, 5 marks

Defended really well in the back half. He got involved with our ball movement and fought hard around the ground. 

32 Kieren Briggs

3 disposals, 7 hit-outs

He had a quiet day in the ruck and unfortunately went off with a bad cork in the third quarter.

35 Will Shaw 

9 disposals, 1 goal

Played down back again this week. He was great offensively out of the back half and used the ball well by foot.

42 Jake Stein

18 disposals, 3 marks

Had a fantastic game playing down back. He showed a lot of courage and saved a lot of goals throughout the contest. 

46 Callum Brown

23 disposals, 9 marks

Another really good performance. We love the way he’s attacking the ball at the moment. 

VFL Listed and Academy Players: 

47 Josh Green

12 disposals, 4 tackles

Played forward and bit in the ruck. He competed well and ran hard throughout the contest. 

48 Harry Grintell

9 disposals, 1 goal

Was active down forward and kicked a really good goal.

49 Sam Frost  

20 disposals, 9 marks

Played back and forward this week. He led at the ball well and competed hard.

50 Billy Clark  

14 disposals, 4 marks

Played on the wing and helped with our ball movement through the middle of the ground.

51 Ryan Hebron

16 disposals, 4 goals

Presented well at the ball all day as a forward. He kept us in the game in the second half.

53 Bailey Stewart  

15 disposals, 3 tackles

Played in the midfield and worked hard. He'll continue to improve his stoppage craft.

54 Max Monaghan

13 disposals, 2 goals

Played up forward and led at the ball really well. He competed aggressively and kicked two really important goals.

58 Xavier Barry-Murphy

10 disposals, 5 marks

Played down back and defended his direct opponent really well. 

59 Angus Baker 

28 disposals, 6 marks 

Found plenty of the ball in the midfield. He used the ball really well by foot.

60 Leyton Chisholm

12 disposals, 4 marks

Played a combination of forward and midfield. He attacked the ball with aggression and fought hard.

61 Alex Smout

29 disposals, 5 marks

Found a lot of the ball in the midfield. He worked hard between the stoppages and was clean with the ball in hand.

63 Ricky Monti

8 disposals, 4 tackles

He provided some really good pressure in our forward half. 

65 Billy Barnes

6 disposals, 3 kicks

Played as a pressure forward and worked hard up and down the ground.

66 Luke Fellows

11 disposals, 3 tackles

His first game for us this year, he worked hard and his confidence grew as the game went on.

70 Lachlan Wright

13 disposals, 2 marks

Also his first game for us this year, he played on the wing and supported the defence well. He'll get better with more exposure at VFL level.