When looking at how play sets up in modern footy, there are few better individuals to watch as a case study than GWS defender Nick Haynes. Haynes also gets out more on the attack than most defenders, while Davis is prone to kill the ball in the air. Despite losing their past two games to the top two sides, the Giants' defence has largely held up well against an attacking onslaught, with issues concentrated upfield. "We still need to get to work on some areas." A more appropriate label for Haynes would be a hybrid intercept defender, a type of player most sides field every week. On Footy Classified, Kane Cornes was critical of the Mark of the Year winner. 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Davis and Williams both suffered hamstring injuries in the third quarter of the Giants' gutsy two-point win over Collingwood on Friday night. "We wait and see. Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. For a team so adept at creating interceptions, they have struggled to convert to points. Davis and Williams both suffered hamstring injuries in the third quarter of the Giants' gutsy two-point win over Collingwood on Friday night. Listed set positions are less relevant than ever, and movement patterns are intertwined so that simply following the ball can miss the scope of the play. ", GWS will be without veteran defender Phil Davis in their AFL clash with Hawthorn, while hamstrung teammate Zac Williams could also be set for another stint on the sidelines. Currently, Haynes sits atop the defenders' version of the Coleman Medal — the intercept mark leaderboard. "We wait and see. "Zac is more tight at the moment, so we're fingers crossed ... we didn't want to take a risk.". There's still a path to finals if they can work on their ability to transition the ball up the ground while still stopping opposition sides from piling the points on. GWS will be without veteran defender Phil Davis in their AFL clash with Hawthorn, while hamstrung teammate Zac Williams could also be set for another stint on the sidelines.Davis and Williams both suf GWS usually has Williams, Shaw and a rotating midfielder as the primary "quarterbacks", but Haynes chips in more than most taller defenders. "Hopefully we can get him up and ready for next week but we'll find out in the next 48 hours," Cameron said. Corr, Keeffe and Taylor provide more of a balance of both. 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Some teams, like Port two weeks ago, have even temporarily tried to put defensive forwards — in their case Marshall — to limit his damage when floating loose, but this just allows others like Corr to roam free. This isn't to say that he can't cover the towering Charlie Dixon and Tom Hawkins types as the play evolves, depending on the circumstances of rotations and ball position. Entering his ninth year in the league, the converted forward/midfielder is leading the conversation for the best defender in the game. "To find a way with a couple down in the last quarter was really pleasing," he said. We see sides win a couple in a row or lose a couple in a row. GWS will be without veteran defender Phil Davis in their AFL clash with Hawthorn, while hamstrung teammate Zac Williams could also be set for another stint on the sidelines. Given his size and pace, few matchups involving Haynes can be considered mismatches for his opposition. When Haynes was selected by GWS with pick seven in the 2011 AFL draft, he was an overage player without a solid position. If one approach fails, they can easily try another. On that measure, GWS have been near the top of their game for much of the past five years. So far this year, the transition through the middle of the ground has let the Giants down. "He was terrific up until he hurt his hammy, he really led the back line. He works variously ahead of the pack in "the hole", off a direct opponent, behind the pack, and as "goalkeeper" in a forward stoppage situation. Hopefully it's only a couple of weeks (that Davis misses)," Cameron told reporters. Cameron was full of praise for the way his side, reeling from upset losses to the Kangaroos and Western Bulldogs, found form and dug deep despite being down on rotations. GWS's run home is softer than almost every other contending side — giving them a little room to move yet. "He was terrific up until he hurt his hammy, he really led the back line. Question Time in the House of Representatives, Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. GWS usually has Williams, Shaw and a rotating midfielder as the primary "quarterbacks", but Haynes chips in more than most taller defenders. Ash Barty 'surprised and honoured' to be asked to present AFL premiership cup, Sheffield Shield: Western Australia vs NSW, South Australia vs Tasmania, An isolated AFL grand final week in Melbourne will be a vastly different kind of experience this year, Canberra's Jack Wighton claims NRL's Dally M Medal after The Daily Telegraph publishes result early, The on-field trends and tactics that made NRL in 2020 so different, Victoria may have recorded its first day of zero new cases since June 9, Live: Brett Sutton asked to clarify evidence to hotel quarantine inquiry, Di spotted a man in a balaclava outside her house. 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The current evolution of AFL football can be hard to follow. "We wait and see. If there's a Brisbane storm on Saturday night, will the AFL grand final be delayed? Williams returned from an achilles injury in round two against North Melbourne, while he was also one of the Giants' most influential players against Collingwood before his setback. Other talls in this mould are fellow 2019 All Australian squad members Sicily and Howe. We see sides win a couple in a row or lose a couple in a row. "We still need to get to work on some areas. Teams have optimal tendencies, and a good way to look at this is how GWS splits up their intercept marks. Last week, Haynes started on Charlie Cameron, the best small forward in the competition, and rotated his way up to the 204-centimetre Oscar McInerney, with a few other jobs along the way. Most sides have a couple of preferred users out of the backline, usually smaller defenders such as Bachar Houli, Nathan Wilson or Callum Mills. The former co-captain and rebounding defender are both in doubt for the Giants' round-five match against the Hawks, although coach Leon Cameron was more upbeat about Williams than Davis. GWS will be without veteran defender Phil Davis in their AFL clash with Hawthorn, while hamstrung teammate Zac Williams could also be set for another stint on the sidelines. This is often down to how opposition sides load up pressure through the middle, scared of how the Giants have hurt teams in the past few years. Australian Associated Press, https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/silverstone-feed-data/2ae87088-5549-4728-98b4-1d2715171d21.jpg/r0_74_800_526_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg, 'What else could he have done? Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. "We still need to get to work on some areas.". And if this piece was being written half a century ago, that criticism would be accurate. "Everyone's going to ebb and flow in this competition. The Giants have lost the inside-50 count by an average of 13 across every game this year — only better than cellar-dwellers Adelaide. Williams returned from an achilles injury in round two against North Melbourne, while he was also one of the Giants' most influential players against Collingwood before his setback. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). No defender plays alone, and defensive success is best judged by the performance of their entire team. The perfect way to see how Haynes works is watching his uncontested intercept marks this year. Hopefully it's only a couple of weeks (that Davis misses)," Cameron told reporters. Haynes simply reads the play better than nearly anyone else. Matt de Boer Midfielder; 25. "Everyone's going to ebb and flow in this competition. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. Hopefully it's only a couple of weeks (that Davis misses)," Cameron told reporters. Davis takes the lead with contested intercept marks, while Haynes eats up the uncontested variety. The former co-captain and rebounding defender are both in doubt for the Giants' round-five match against the Hawks, although coach Leon Cameron was more upbeat about Williams than Davis. GWS Giants Hawthorn Melbourne North Melbourne Port Adelaide Richmond St Kilda Sydney Swans West Coast Eagles Western Bulldogs afl.com.au womens.afl ... Heath Shaw Defender; 24. 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