Giants fall for third straight time

THE Giants have suffered their third straight loss going down by 27 point to a resurgent Richmond Tigers at the MCG on Sunday.

The pain of the 13.16 (94) to 9.13 (67) loss was heightened by a potentially season ending injury to Stephen Coniglio just four minutes into the first quarter.
The star midfielder started in the forward line with his left knee heavily strapped but had to be helped from the field after a seemingly innocuous twist.
However coach Leon Cameron backed the club’s decision to play him after he was injured against Brisbane the previous week.
“He was fine. We did all the testing last week and it was all clear. Our doctors and our physios, and specialists around Sydney and also Melbourne were saying, ‘he’s ready to go’,” Cameron said.
The injury was a bad start to an uninspiring quarter of football for the Giants, who were kept goalless and managed just two points against Richmond’s four goals and four points.
Strong performances from Jeremy Cameron, with three goals, and Toby Green with two, kept the Giants in the game into the final quarter, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Tigers victory.
The Giants will now have to dig deep and putting aside their injury woes as they prepare to host Collingwood at Giants Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday.