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Every Giant rated from the first qualifying final

Highlights: Adelaide v GWS The Crows and Giants clash in qualifying final 1
Like many Giants, Dylan Shiel has some thinking to do - AFL,GWS Giants
Like many Giants, Dylan Shiel has some thinking to do

Jeremy Cameron - 3
Had taken a few lead up marks on the wing before leaving the ground before half-time with a hamstring strain. Huge blow for the Giants who look super vulnerable heading into the semi finals.

Stephen Coniglio - 6
Got a reasonable amount of the ball and kicked two goals. Was part of a badly beaten midfield.

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Aidan Corr - 5
Did a very honest job on Taylor Walker given the amount of ball coming in. Walker threatened to get hold of him but Corr stuck to his task.

Phil Davis - 4
Spent much of the night on Mitch McGovern and also went to Josh Jenkins at times. Rarely beaten one-on-one, but still had a pretty tough night.

Matt de Boer - 5
Brought into the side to play as a defensive forward on Rory Laird. Didn't really quell Laird and had no real impact bar a third-term major.

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Brett Deledio - 4
Still yet to win a final in his 247-game career. Tough night as a high half-forward. Basically no impact and looked under prepared for this intensity.

Toby Greene - 4
Couldn’t shake Luke Brown for much of the night and did little to keep the ball in the area. Bar a clever third-term goal he was disappointing.

Toby Greene wasn't given much space on Thursday night. Picture: AFL Photos


Nick Haynes - 4
Tough night switching between various opponents. Was unable to play the drop-off role the Giants would have liked due to the deluge of ball coming forward.

Harrison Himmelberg - 4
Kicked an early goal but then failed to have much impact. Will need to step up next week with Jeremy Cameron likely to miss.

Josh Kelly - 7
Clearly his side’s best. Led all-comers in contested possessions to half-time. The only Giant who matched the Crouch brothers on the inside.

Rory Lobb - 4
Roamed around the wing at times and spent time deep forward and deep back. No real influence. Giants may need to redefine his role with Cameron likely to miss games.

Shane Mumford - 4
Would be disappointed. Didn't have a possession to half-time and didn't give his side a decisive stoppage edge.

Shane Mumford came up against an emotional Sam Jacobs. Picture: AFL Photos


Jonathon Patton - 4
Very soundly beaten by Talia. Had only one contested mark and virtually no influence.

Tom Scully - 6
One of his side's better players in the opening half on a wing. Would have loved his midfielders to have won more ball.

Heath Shaw - 4
Got plenty of the ball but Eddie Betts ran rings around him for three-quarters. Seemed rattled by Betts and did not offer his trademark rebound despite his possession numbers.

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Dylan Shiel - 4
Well below his best in the midfield. One of a number of Giant onballers who must lift if this side is to avoid a straight-sets exit.

Adam Tomlinson - 4
Well beaten by Tom Lynch. One of a number of Giants forced to play uncomfortable roles because of the Crows' loaded forward line.

Callan Ward - 6
Far from their worst player switching between the middle and half forward. Typically willing to throw his body in.

Co-captain Ward was good but even he couldn't find space. Picture: AFL Photos

Lachie Whitfield - 4
Played in an outside midfield role for much of the night and went forward at times with no effect. Failed to break enough lines and did not exert enough pressure.

Zac Williams - 4
Aside from a thrilling dash through the middle in the second term he failed to provide much rebound.

Nathan Wilson - 5
Did a reasonable job largely opposed to Charlie Cameron. Part of an under-siege back six.