GIANTS captain Stephen Coniglio has been omitted for Saturday’s match against Melbourne at the Gabba. 

General Manager Football Jason McCartney confirmed the team news this morning. 

“Stephen is the first to admit that his form hasn’t been where he’d like it to be,” said McCartney.

 “We see this as a speed bump in the road. He’s a quality man and he’ll bounce back.

 “It’s a sign of a strong football club that if people don’t perform at all levels, you need to have hard conversations. 

 “He’s an A-grade footballer, he’s an A-grade person and we’ll support him and he’ll bounce back.

 “Our focus now goes onto Saturday night and Melbourne and how we can beat them.” 

The GIANTS are yet to announce who’ll stand in as captain.