TEAMS: Key defenders out, Swans axe young guns – AFL
Giants and Swans lock in line-ups for Sydney Derby in Perth
GREATER Western Sydney full-back Phil Davis has failed to overcome a knee injury and will miss Thursday night’s Sydney Derby against the Swans in Perth.
Davis hurt the medial ligament in his left knee in the Giants’ nail-biting win over Essendon last Friday night and did not recover in time.
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It is the first game the former captain has missed in 2020.
Ruckman Shane Mumford has been rested for the match at Optus Stadium, with Sam Jacobs and debutant Tom Hutchesson th…
Lions interested in Bombers forward Daniher – The Age
Though there has been no official correspondence, the Brisbane Lions are interested in rarely sighted Essendon forward Joe Daniher.
The Lions do have a link with Daniher. The club’s head of medical, Peter Blanch, was at Essendon in 2017, the year Daniher was All-Australian and won the club’s best-and-fairest.
Despite being a genuine premiership contender this season, Brisbane still require a bona fide power forward.
Eric Hipwood contracted until the end of 2023 showed his talent on Saturday when he booted five goals in a match-winning display against the Western Bulldogs. Before that, he’d kicked 11 goals in 10 games.
Gold Coast Titans star and former Kangaroos prop Shannon Boyd forced to retire – Wide World of Sports
Injuries put an end to promising career
Gold Coast Titans star and former Kangaroos prop Shannon Boyd has been granted a release from his contract.
Due to ongoing injuries, the 27-year-old will retire from first-grade rugby league and return home to country NSW after playing 126 games between the Raiders and Titans.
Titans CEO Steve Mitchell confirmed the news in a statement:
“Shannon has been frustrated by injuries preventing him from being able to deliver his best footy at the Titans, and because of that, he asked the club for a …
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