Coach – Leon Cameron
Points For – 2nd
Points Against – 3rd
Top 5 Best and Fairest
- Toby Greene
- Tom Scully
- Stephen Coniglio
- Josh Kelly
- Heath Shaw
2016 Rising Star Noms
Jacob Hopper (Rnd 8)
Ins – Brett Deledio, Tim Taranto, Will Setterfield, Harry Perryman, Isaac Cumming, Lachlan Tiziani, Matt de Boer, Tendai Mzungu,
Outs – Cam McCarthy, Jack Steele, Paul Ahern, Pat McKenna, James Stewart, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Caleb Marchbank, Jarrod Pickett, Rhys Palmer
They are a juggernaut. The expectations this year will be the only real test for GWS. They have talent on every line and more coming in behind it.
If they have a minor concern it would be their backline, they want Davis to stay on the park. He is super important back there. They have KP depth Corr, Tomlinson and Mohr but Davis is the key. They have plenty of running backs, I think Deledio has probably been brought in to bolster that even further. With him, WIlliams and Shaw back there, they have quality delivery and attacking options.
The midfield is crazy, they have the deepest quality midfield in the competition and it isnt even finished developing yet. They are well rounded with strong inside mids and quality users with leg speed on the outside. We still will see improvement from the likes of Kelly, Coniglio and Sheil during the season. Scully and Greene are coming off career best years and themselves probably have improvement left.
The rucks are only a concern if Mumford suffers any sort of long term injury. Lobb is capable as is Simpson but none will give the same sort of supply and presence that Mumford does,
The forward line is second best in show to only Adelaide and by the end of this season will probably be the best forward line in the competition. KP depth is crazy with Cameron, Patton and Lobb. All three have their best football in front of them. They have Stevie J running around almost carefree along with Greene and Smith. They get great supply from the middle and will be incredibly hard to stop.
GWS will win everything this year. They will finish on top of the ladder and they will take out the Grand Final. They are a more experienced team than last year and have brought in more talent than they lost. The list is insanely talented, and deep.