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PRELIMINARY FINALS: GWS v Western Bulldogs at Spotless Stadium | 3AW Radio

FULL TIME

The Bulldogs are into their first Grand Final since 1961.

Both teams gave everything they had, but it was the Doggies who were in front when it mattered.

Clay Smith and Tory Dickson both booted four goals for the winners.

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HALF TIME

The Doggies lead by nine points after a frantic first half.

Clay Smith has four of the Dogs’ six goals. 

Ruckman Jordan Roughead copped a ball to the head early in the second quarter and has not returned to the field yet. GWS captain Callan Ward took a knee to the jaw and will not return.

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Bulldogs President Peter Gordon spoke to 3AW Football before the clash.

He said he’s grateful to coach Luke Beveridge for taking the club as far as he has.

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GWS CEO Dave Matthews spoke to 3AW before the game.

He said it was an exciting day for the club, but also the game as a whole.

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History will be made in the west of Sydney on Saturday afternoon.

Either the Giants will reach their first Grand Final, or the Dogs just their third, and first in over half a century.

And beneath the main show lie a series of subplots, led by a host of players who have represented both these clubs, including Callan Ward, Ryan Griffen, and Tom Boyd. GWS emergency Sam Reid is another.

Geelong struggled on Friday night after having two byes in three weeks. Could GWS end up in a similar position?

The full No. 1 commentary team in the game has gathered for this one – it should be a corker!

TODAY’S LINE-UP from 3PM: Tony Shaw, Nathan Brown, Caroline Wilson, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Doc Larkins, and Sam ‘Scoop’ McClure.

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PRE-GAME: 3AW App or click here

MATCH STREAM: AFL app or website

POST-MATCH REVIEW: 3AW App or click here

BELOW: Follow live commentary highlights throughout the weekend.

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