Giants in the eight

Markers: Giants player Nick Haynes (left) fights for possession in the team's 27-point loss to the Western Bulldogs. Picture: Mark Nolan/Getty Images
Markers: Giants player Nick Haynes (left) fights for possession in the team's 27-point loss to the Western Bulldogs. Picture: Mark Nolan/Getty Images

DESPITE two losses in four matches this season the Greater Western Sydney Giants remain in the AFL competition top eight and now prepare to fly south to play Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval on Easter Sunday.

The Giants lost a hard-fought game, 17.10 (110) to 12.11 (83), against the Western Bulldogs at Startrack Oval, Canberra, on Saturday.

And the eighth-placed Giants will be without ruckman Shane Mumford after he pulled out of the Bulldogs game with a knee injury.

"We thought it was just general soreness. Unfortunately, with Mummy he had a very sore knee and he had a very sore shoulder," Giants coach Leon Cameron said.

"But his knee's really blown up and he's been operated on.

"It's a very, very minor operation, so he's probably going to miss one or two weeks."

Details: gwsgiants.com.au.