While some AFL players have been partying at the end of season, at least two are rueing their bad luck. They’re struggling to overcome injury before the Grand Final, and an NRL player is in the same boat.

Pagan Blight reports.

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Two Greater Western Sydney Giants players, are training hard to prepare for Saturday’s blockbuster.

Lachie Whitfield is quickly recovering after having his appendix removed, but Stephen Coniglio faces greater challenges after knee surgery.

Leon Cameron, GWS Coach: “We just got to make sure that his knee’s a hundred per cent and we’ve got him for the long term. We’re wrapped in that.”

More injuries in NRL, as Rabbitohs player James Roberts has sat out of training before this week’s preliminary grand finals.

And fellow player, Sam Burgess has apologised for his comment that the NRL judiciary was a “kangaroo court.”

Sam Burgess, South Sydney Rabbitohs Player: “Yes, I do flirt with the line and playing the game. Of course, I, that’s me.”

In lighter news, an AFL team has headed for the pub for “wacky Wednesday.”

Geelong narrowly missed out on the Grand Final so ended their season with a bang.

Gary Ablett, Geelong Player: “I’m looking forward to the day. It’s always a great chance to have a beer with the boys.”

Kick-off for the big game at the MCG – Richmond vee the Giants – is 2:30 Saturday afternoon.

Pagan Blight, QUT News.