When and Where: 

Sunday, July 23 at 1:10pm
Manuka Oval | Ngunnawal Country

What it Means for the GIANTS: 

The GIANTS continue to knock down the door of the top eight following their fifth win on the trot last weekend. With consecutive wins against North Melbourne, Fremantle, Melbourne, Hawthorn, and Adelaide, the GIANTS could finally find themselves inside the top eight with victory over the Suns in Canberra on Sunday afternoon.

Adding further importance to Sunday’s clash, GIANTS Academy product Harry Perryman will play game number 100 after making his AFL debut for the club as a fresh-faced 18-year-old back in 2017. Perryman will be just the fourth GIANTS Academy product to play 100 games for the club this weekend, joining Zac Williams, Jacob Hopper and Harry Himmelberg.

Last Time We Met: 

The GIANTS sealed their first win of the 2022 season with a 12.11 (83) to 8.9 (57) victory over the Gold Coast at GIANTS Stadium last year. The GIANTS’ midfield proved the difference, with Stephen Coniglio and club debutant Braydon Preuss joined by Tom Green and Tim Taranto in setting the tone around the ground.

The GIANTS won the clearances 54-35 as Coniglio collected 32 disposals and a game-high 10 clearances in a stirring display through the midfield. Harry Himmelberg (three goals) and Jesse Hogan (two goals) ensured the GIANTS’ midfield dominance was reflected on the scoreboard.

Where’s the opposition at? 

Gold Coast capped off a difficult week last week in the best way possible, breaking a seven-year drought against St Kilda with a 26-point win. Just five days after the departure of senior coach Stuart Dew, the Suns prevailed 11.11 (77) to 8.3 (51) at Heritage Bank Stadium. It was the first time they'd beaten the Saints since 2016, breaking an eight-game losing streak, and moving them within a game of the top eight.

GIANTS Player to Watch: 

Harry Perryman will make his 100th appearance for the GIANTS this weekend. The Collingullie product has gone from strength to strength to become an important cog in the GIANTS’ side since his debut in 2017. Playing predominately across half-back but also able to impact in the midfield, Perryman is currently averaging 17.9 disposals and 4.5 tackles for the GIANTS this season.

In the Mix: 

Adam Kingsley is hopeful of regaining midfielder Finn Callaghan (hip) for Sunday’s clash in Canberra. Callaghan was a late withdrawal last weekend, replaced in the side by Aaron Cadman. Nick Haynes will come back into contention after serving his one-match suspension, with Harry Rowston, Cameron Fleeton and Josh Fahey – who backed up after playing as the sub against the Crows - all impressing at VFL level.


GIANTS v Gold Coast Suns
Sunday, July 23 at 9:25am
Manuka Oval | Ngunnawal Country

All VFL matches will be live streamed free on AFL.com.au and the AFL Live Official App. 

Visit: afl.com.au/stream-vfl and follow the links. All matches will be available to watch on demand.

Rehab Report:

Get a full injury update ahead Sunday’s clash with the Gold Coast, here.

Where to watch: 

Sunday’s match will be shown live on Fox Footy and Kayo nationally and on Channel 7 in NSW and the ACT from 1pm.