Charged Giant set for debut
Taylor Adams. Photo: Lachlan Cunningham
GWS teenager Taylor Adams has been selected for his AFL debut, just days after learning he had been charged by police following investigations into an altercation at a Geelong bar in January.
Adams informed the club at the time he was assisting police with inquiries into the matter, and again did this week when he told he had been charged with assault.
''Taylor has indicated to the club that he will exercise all his legal rights,'' Giants chief executive David Matthews said.
''As it is now a legal matter and will go before the courts, the club has no further comment at this time.''
Regardless of the charges, Adams - who the Giants snared at pick 13 in last year's national draft - will take his place in the team to play the Western Bulldogs in Canberra tomorrow, as one of five changes coach Kevin Sheedy has made to the side beaten by 46 points by Adelaide last weekend.
Also coming into the team for his first game with GWS is former Bulldog Sam Reid, with Stephen Coniglio, Jeremy Cameron and Toby Green all returning from injury or illness. Rhys Palmer, Tim Mohr and Dean Brogan will miss the match through injury, while Anthony Miles and Adam Kennedy have been omitted.