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Legendary Help Boosts GIANTS

R10 Post-Match: Leon Cameron Leon Cameron addresses the media following the round 10 victory over Melbourne at the MCG.

Legendary forward Wayne Carey visited the GIANTS last Thursday to mentor its tall forwards on delivering when the pressure is at its highest.

Having starred at the MCG, where the GIANTS had won just twice in 16 attempts before defeating Melbourne by 26 points at the MCG on Sunday afternoon, Carey passed on tips to the trio of Jeremy Cameron, Jeremy Finlayson and Harry Himmelberg.

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"(Carey) was terrific. He just spent an hour or an hour-and-a-half with our boys, just talking about how he played the ground, but equally, how he prepared himself to play in big games, and we put this down as a really big game," Cameron said.

"It was a big challenge for us. Melbourne played some really good footy last week against West Coast and they'd won the two before that, so clearly their season was starting to turn.

"We addressed the ground very marginally, but we also addressed the opposition we were coming up against."

Cameron detailed what Carey, considered by some the greatest ever to lace a pair of boots, discussed.

"Being present when you're a forward. We've got three young forwards. (Jeremy Cameron's) the oldest, as we know. Finlayson and Himmelberg are only four or five years into their careers, so we wanted to talk about that, more for our key forwards," Cameron said.

"Equally, having that presence of playing well in Melbourne, and we knew that he had that ability to play some really good footy under duress when he was at his peak in big games. He's done it all really, really well."

The coach believed it wasn't the MCG's dimensions that had caused his side issues.

"It's just making sure we come to play when we play interstate," Cameron said.

"Now, our interstate record's gotten better as every year's gone on. We've had some wins in Perth, we've had some wins in South Australia and we won in Geelong this year, so that's been better. If you want to be a good team, you've got to win interstate.

"We've still got to learn to win in Melbourne. We've had some ups and downs, whether it be here or Marvel (Stadium). Today we needed to win interstate and we did."

Gun onballer Stephen Coniglio hurt a knee while tackled by Clayton Oliver in the second term.

"He hobbled off a few times and we tried to look after him a bit, but touch wood everyone got through okay," Cameron said.

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