In strong position
“He’s a very important player for us now in the midfield.”
While White provides youthful exuberance in the middle of the ground, he is surrounded by experienced veterans.
Ruckman Reece Mcnally has plenty of options at his feet, with Schache and big-bodied rover Tyler Lehmann in the thick of the action and the elusive Clint Burdett capable of playing on the ball or across half forward.
The forward line has functioned despite the loss of Brock Orval, with Riley Lehmann proving a handful for opposition defenders at full forward.
Forward pocket Josh Webster gives the team another option, while centre half forward Mitch Gleeson has had a solid year.
The Giants also get plenty from their outside runners, with Sam Weddell, Aiden Yelland, Blake Marshall and Jamie Nield all getting their names on the score sheet at different stages.
Weddell is one of the Giants’ most important players, often sweeping across half back and sending the team into attack with precise ball use.
Sam White has emerged as a strong key position player at centre half back while Riley Cook usually stands the opposition full forward.
With Kai Forsyth and captain Liam Price racing to prove their fitness for the finals, Schache said the side could be strengthened even more as it pursues another grand final tilt.
“We got off to a slow start, but once we got a few games under our belt we’ve gotten better,” he said.
“Having a bye right before the finals can be a good or a bad thing, but we’re approaching it as good and a chance to freshen up and be fully fit for our first final.
“We think we can do really well.”