Green to debut as GIANTS, Swans name strong squads for Marsh Series opener

Canberra’s Tom Green has been named to play his first match for the GIANTS when they take to Blacktown International Sportspark for the first Marsh Community Series match on Saturday afternoon.

Green is the latest GIANTS Academy graduate to join the GIANTS’ list and will debut alongside fellow top-10 draftee Lachie Ash.

GIANTS fans will also get to see former Adelaide Crow Sam Jacobs in GIANTS colours for the first time, with second-year GIANTS Kieren Briggs and Xavier O’Halloran to get their first taste of senior football.

Missing from the side will be the club’s six representatives in the AFL’s State of Origin for bushfire relief match, which will take place at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.

Jeremy Cameron, Lachie Whitfield, Josh Kelly, Toby Greene and Nick Haynes will line up for Victoria while Stephen Coniglio will represent the All Stars.

The GIANTS stars will miss Saturday’s first Marsh match before returning to the GIANTS’ side for their final pre-season hit out in Wagga Wagga the following week.

Due to State of Origin commitments, Sydney will be without both John Longmire and Callum Mills for Saturday’s series opener, with Brett Kirk named Interim coach.

Marsh Community Series Round One –

GIANTS v Swans
Saturday, February 29 at 4:10pm
Blacktown International Sportspark, Rooty Hill


FB: Kaiden Brand, Dane Rampe, Robbie Fox
HB: Harry Cunnningham, Aliir Aliir, Colin O’Riordan
C: Ollie Florent, Luke Parker, Jordan Dawson
HF: Sam Gray, Tom McCartin, Nick Blakey
FF: Lewis Taylor, Callum Sinclair, Will Hayward
FOL: Sam Naismith, James Rowbottom, Josh Kennedy

Interchange: Will Gould, Dylan Stephens, George Hewett, Chad Warner, Justin McInerney, Sam Wicks, Ben Ronke, Michael Knoll

Emergencies: Zac Foot, Ryley Stoddart, Matthew Ling, Joel Amartey


FB: Matt Buntine, Phil Davis, Sam Taylor
HB: Sam Reid, Aidan Corr, Adam Kennedy
C: Lachie Ash, Jacob Hopper, Isaac Cumming
HF: Jackson Hately, Kieren Briggs, Matt de Boer
FF: Brent Daniels, Harry Himmelberg, Zac Langdon
FOL: Sam Jacobs, Tim Taranto, Jye Caldwell

Interchange: Daniel Lloyd, Bobby Hill, Xavier O’Halloran, Nick Shipley, Harry Perryman, Tom Green, Jeremy Finlayson, Heath Shaw

Emergencies: Tom Hutchesson, Jake Riccardi, Zach Sproule, Connor Idun