Where and When: Blacktown International Sportspark, Sunday February 21, 5:10pm
Tickets: All AFLW matches are ticketed in 2021 and all attendees must obtain a ticket in advance of the match via ticketmaster. This includes juniors under the age of 18 and GIANTS AFLW members who will have received information on how they can redeem their free ticket.
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Last time they met: The GIANTS and the Eagles met almost a year ago to the day, when they faced off in round three of the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s competition. It was the GIANTS who dominated the clash at Blacktown International Sportspark, keeping the Eagles scoreless until the final quarter. Alyce Parker did the bulk of the grunt work with 22 disposals, but it was Jacinda Barclay and Rebecca Privitelli who broke the game open for the GIANTS. Barclay won plenty of contested ball thanks to her courageous style of play, while, Privitelli scored a career-high three goals.
TV and Online: All AFLW matches are available live on Foxtel, Kayo, the AFLW Online site, AFL Telstra TV App and on the AFLW and AFL Official Apps. GIANTS matches are also broadcast live into NSW and the ACT free-to-air on 7mate.
What it means for the GIANTS: The GIANTS will be looking to secure back-to-back wins, coming off their first win of 2021 against the Gold Coast Suns last Saturday. Returning to Blacktown International Sportspark for a third week in a row, the GIANTS will be looking to build momentum with a passionate home crowd behind them for a second week. The GIANTS currently sit in 10th position on the ladder by percentage.
Where’s the opposition at: The West Coast Eagles are one of four teams yet to get their first win on the board for 2021. They come off the competition’s first Monday match of the season, where they went down to the ladder leaders, the Brisbane Lions, by 45 points. The Eagles will be on the road for a second week in a row, following playing their first two matches at home, including a closed Western Derby.
The number: 4. The number four is the number of points given to the team for a win. The GIANTS currently have a total of four points from their win last week. They sit in equal-eighth position with four points, alongside Carlton and St Kilda.
In the mix: Young talent Tarni Evans will be back in the mix this week following her one-match suspension. The 19-year-old started the season strongly, impressing in her first two games of the season and her career. Georgia Garnett had a strong debut last week, pushing her case to remain in the team; as did Taylah Davies who has been in and out of the team so far this year but currently sits as the team’s leading goal kicker.