AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Greater Western Sydney Giants, Western Bulldogs renew hostilities

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  • No crowds for Freo-Roos clash after Perth lockdown
  • The medical subs
  • It’s a gamble, but the Western Bulldogs should target Greene
  • Scores from turnovers matter
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No crowds for Freo-Roos clash after Perth lockdown


Fremantle and North Melbourne will play at Optus Stadium without crowds on Saturday night after the West Australian government put Perth and the Peel region into a three-day lockdown due to a COVID diagnosis.

The match will go ahead on Saturday night with WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson saying players and officials would be the only people allowed into Optus Stadium for the match.

One of a kind: Toby Greene.Credit:Getty Images

Scores from turnovers matter

After getting outscored from turnovers in each of their first three matches of 2021, GWS Giants have been in the positives in this measure in each of the past two rounds. Western Bulldogs have outscored their opponents by 29.4 points per game from that source – ranked No.1 in the AFL.

Good evening

G’day everyone and welcome to our AFL live blog for tonight’s clash between the GWS Giants and Western Bulldogs at Manuka Oval, Canberra.

These two groups of players have built up a very raw rivalry in recent seasons and tonight’s game should be a cracker.

Please feel free to leave a comment at any time on the blog and keep an eye out for our pre-game and half-time features like our player to watch, stat that matters and our game from the archives.

First bounce is set for 7.50pm AEST. Enjoy the night to come.

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