Where and When: VU Whitten Oval, Saturday February 27, 3:10pm
Tickets: All AFLW matches are ticketed in 2021 and all attendees must obtain a ticket in advance of the match via the applicable vendor. This includes juniors under the age of 18.
This is a Bulldogs home match, so anyone wanting to attend the match, including GIANTS AFLW Members will need to purchase tickets.
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Last time they met: It’s been two seasons since the GIANTS and the Bulldogs and last met. It was round six of the 2018 season, which saw the Bulldogs go on to win the second-ever AFLW flag. The GIANTS were triumphant in the round six encounter, taking the win by 18 points. With just one point separating the two teams heading into the final quarter, it was the GIANTS who dominated the final term, scoring three goals to the Bulldogs’ one behind.
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: Back-to-back wins at Blacktown International Sportspark sees the GIANTS remain in 10th position with two wins, two losses and a percentage of 69.9. The GIANTS look to be improving each week as they continue to build momentum and increase the number of contributions they make to the scoreboard. Last weekend they recorded a history-best seven goals for the match, with five goals on the board at half-time. The trip south is the first time since round four, 2019, that the GIANTS have played in Victoria.
Where’s the opposition at: The Dogs bounced back from a round one defeat courtesy of the Saints, to record three straight wins and sit just inside the top six. They brought the Demons’ undefeated start to the season to an end last week, when they took the win in the Hampson-Hardeman Cup by 13 points.
The number: 26. Alyce Parker continues to lead the way for the GIANTS - and the competition - topping the league for disposals from the first four games, with an average of 26 disposals a match. The 2020 Gabrielle Trainor medallist has had match-high disposals in all of the GIANTS’ matches so far this season.
In the mix: With back-to-back wins and just the one change last weekend, it’s a hard time to try and crack into the 21-player team at the moment. Two potential and available debutants remain in mix, with draftees Libby Graham and Emily Pease waiting for their opportunities. GIANTS TV also checked in with former Demon Katherine Smith last week, who is anticipating pushing for selection in the coming weeks following returning from an ACL injury suffered in 2019.