ESSENDON flogged the GWS Giants in their final NAB Cup pre-season outing in Canberra on Saturday.
The Bombers bombed them 1.16.14 (119) to 0.4.4 (28), but the result wasn’t a surprise.
The Giants’ tall forward pair Jonathon Patton and Jeremy Cameron didn’t play, and first-choice players Dom Tyson, Chad Cornes, Jonathan Giles, Matt Buntine, Lachie Whitfield, Stephen Gilham, Devon Smith and Will Hoskin-Elliott were also missing.
There were few highlights for the Giants.
Dylan Shiel sped away from a few packs and Sam Frost kicked two goals, but it was a much different side to the one which will take on the Sydney Swans in the opening AFL round on March 30.
The Giants will play a practice match against St Kilda at Blacktown International Sportspark at 2pm this Saturday.