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McCarthy goes back to school ... literally

Cameron McCarthy is unlikely to return to the Giants.

All but ruled out of competitive football for the season, wantaway Greater Western Sydney forward Cameron McCarthy has been occupying himself as a teacher's aide in Western Australia.

Triple injury blow for Giants

Out: Giants young gun Jacob Hopper will have an extended stint on the sidelines due to a back injury.

Greater Western Sydney are confident Jacob Hopper's season is not over despite the young gun being diagnosed with stress fractures in his back.

Plowman move a win for all

Carlton resurgence: Lachie Plowman handballs away from Daniel Rich during the round 11 AFL match between the Carlton ...

It's taken just over half a season but it's already clear that Lachie Plowman's move from Greater Western Sydney to Carlton will prove a win-win for both clubs.

September football a Giant-sized challenge

September on their minds? Giants defenders Joel Patfull, Heath Shaw and Phil Davis.

Greater Western Sydney have already as good as qualified for September. Now comes the task of preparing to climb their biggest potential finals hurdle – a lack of experience.

Competition for spots heating up for Giants

Back in the selection frame: Steve Johnson.

Greater Western Sydney are optimistic veterans Shane Mumford and Steve Johnson will return this week to face Carlton, leaving the Giants with a massive dilemma at the selection table.

Cameron in leanest goal run in four years

Lacking goals: GWS forward Jeremy Cameron, seen here tackling Essendon's Patrick Ambrose, is having his leanest run in ...

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says he is not concerned with the progress of his forward line despite a recent lack of goals from his three marking targets.

Live AFL: Essendon v GWS Giants

Phil Davis and Matt Leuenberger contest a hot footy at Etihad Stadium

It's mission impossible for the Bombers. GWS are red hot favourites. You don't have to go back far for when a Essendon home game against the Giants would have meant the odds were reversed.

Mumford to miss for Giants

Hobbled: Giants ruckman Shane Mumford will miss this weekend's clash with the Bombers.

Greater Western Sydney will be without two of their most experienced players this week against Essendon after ruckman Shane Mumford joined Steve Johnson on the casualty list from last week's derby.