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Giles sticks with Giants

Sportal October 15, 2012, 10:30 am
Jonathan Giles

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Greater Western Sydney ruckman Jonathan Giles has signed a new three-year deal with the club, ending speculation of a potential return home to Adelaide.

The 201cm ruckman's decision to remain at Skoda Stadium until the end of 2015 is a major boost for the Giants after talk of a move to the Crows during the current exchange period gathered momentum.

The 24-year-old, who was previously on the list of Port Adelaide without making a senior appearance, enjoyed an impressive debut season at GWS.

Giles averaged 14 touches and 22 hitouts in 20 matches and also kicked 18 goals as he went on to finish fifth in the club's best and fairest.

He told the Giants' official website that he was delighted to have extended his stay with Greater Western Sydney and is expecting a bright future for the AFL's newest club.

"After waiting a long time to get an opportunity to play AFL football, I really enjoyed my first year at the Giants," he said.

"There's no doubt there's a lot of terrific young talent at the club and it has a really exciting future."

Giles' signing follows on from promising youngsters Jeremey Cameron, Tom Bugg, Dylan Shiel, Adam Treloar, Stephen Coniglio, Toby Green and Devon Smith all penning new deals until the end of the 2015 season.

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