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Cumming delivers in final

Isaac Cumming, a Giants Academy graduate from the North Broken Hill Football Club, delivered a standout performance in GWS’s sensational semi-final win over Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Underdogs going into the contest, the Giants were outstanding especially in the first half, leading by 29 points at the long interval.

Cumming’s goal from beyond the 50-metre arc, recorded 14 and a half minutes into the second quarter, further established his team’s dominance. The goal came from a set shot aimed towards the scoreboard end of Adelaide Oval. Some have even suggested it was a better kick than Cumming’s more seasoned North Bulldogs alumni, Taylor Walker!

Defensively sound and effective with ball in hand, Cumming contributed eight tackles, 11 possessions (comprising nine kicks and two handballs), four marks, and a couple of clearances, as well as kicking that team lifting goal!

Standing at 188 cm, Cumming, a utility player who featured on the wing during this final, has amassed 74 AFL games for the GWS Giants since being drafted in 2016. Impressively, 64 of these games have been played since the start of the 2021 season.

A running defender/wingman with elite disposal and exciting pace, Cumming ranked in the top 10 for the kicking and clean hands tests at his AFL Draft Combine.

After a breakout 2021 season, he continued his strong form into 2022, averaging 23.5 disposals, 2.4 tackles, 2.3 inside 50s, and 6.7 rebound 50s per game — all career highs for the Silver City native.

Cumming took a few years to find his feet at AFL level but has now firmly established himself in the club’s best 22.

This year his averages have plateaued a little, but with 16.7 possessions per game, Cumming was still a valuable performer for the GWS side in the sides first season under Adam Kingsley.

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