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It was one of the biggest Sydney derbies ever as Sydney and GWS collided with local rivals still trying to keep their spot in the top eight.

The Giants (7-8-1, 97.2%) are the most inconsistent team in the AFL, failing to beat the lowly Hawks, Kangaroos or Suns, while knocking out Demons, Eagles and indeed Sydney back in Round 5.

The Swans (10-6, 115.4%) had an extremely impressive fortnight, beating the West Coast and upsetting the Western Bulldogs leading the ladder afterward.

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Nine giants and six Swans players and staff have been ruled out of tonight’s game after being reclassified as attending a level 2 contact venue – Australia vs France rugby match on Tuesday night at AAMI Park.

They must be isolated until they receive a negative Covid test.

As for the Giants, Toby Greene and Matt De Boer (who will be medical assistants) were forced off the field, replaced by Tanner Bruhn and Zach Sproule (medical assistants). Kieren Briggs and Jake Stein also attended rugby, according to Tom Morris of

As for the Swans, Callum Mills, Harry Cunningham and Colin O’Riordan (who will serve as medical assistants) leave, being replaced by Dylan Stephens, James Rowbottom and Ben Ronke (medical assistants).

“The AFL can confirm that many of the GWS GIANTS and Sydney Swans players and club staff who attended the Wallabies vs France Rugby match have now been reclassified as Level 2 contacts,” the federation said in a statement. Father.

“A group of six Sydney Swans players and staff along with a group of nine GWS Giants players and staff entered through Gate 7 of the rugby venue and sat in Rows 25-42 of Zone 2, has now been reclassified by Health Victoria as a Level 2 exposure.

“Each of these players and staff members, currently in Queensland and at the request of Queensland Health, must remain in isolation until notified by the Department.

“None of these players or staff will participate in today’s game at Metricon Stadium.”

The match started as scheduled and Tom Papley scored Sydney’s opening goal.

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This match takes place at 6:10 p.m. EST from Metricon Stadium.

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