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First win over Eagles no AFL carrot: GWS

  • First win over Eagles no AFL carrot: GWS

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22: Giants Coach Leon Cameron speaks to Zachary Williams of the Giants after the round nine AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Western Bulldogs at Spotless Stadium on May 22, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The 'club first' storyline has become a little tiresome for AFL side Greater Western Sydney.

GWS have ticked off many milestones this year, the most notable being the fact they will contest finals for the first time since joining the league in 2012.

Co-captain Callan Ward has become the first player to represent the club on 100 occasions.

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There's also been all manner of interstate wins and an envious home record in both Sydney and Canberra.

West Coast, North Melbourne and Collingwood are the only sides who GWS are yet to defeat.

Giants coach Leon Cameron denied it will serve as extra motivation on Saturday, when his side host the Eagles.

"We're away now. We're a young club that has perobably got over that 'club first' tag now," Cameron said.

"No doubt, there is always going to be some firsts still.

"But I think that you get in a rhythm, move onto the next side."

GWS are part of a top-four logjam on the ladder, with just two wins and percentage all that separates leaders Hawthorn and the seventh-placed Western Bulldogs.

"The fact we haven't beaten them isn't going to be a driving force," Cameron said.

"The driving force is that we need to continue to win."

GWS ARE YET TO REGISTER A WIN AGAINST:

* West Coast (four losses)

* North Melbourne (five losses)

* Collingwood (five losses)

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