Western Australian and GWS Giants star Stephen Coniglio’s brutal axing caught on camera

AFL followers will get a uncommon behind-the-scenes look into the lead-up and end result of arguably the largest second of GWS captain Stephen Coniglio’s profession via a brand new Amazon Prime docu-series.

Coniglio is likely one of the huge names of the game featured in ‘Making Their Mark’, a seven-part collection set to drop on the streaming platform on March 12.

The 27-year-old had a tricky first season because the Giants’ skipper on the sphere final yr, resulting in him being axed from the workforce for his or her spherical 17 conflict in opposition to Melbourne.

Stephen Coniglio was dropped for GWS’s round 17 clash with Melbourne, despite being the captain.
Camera IconStephen Coniglio was dropped for GWS’s spherical 17 conflict with Melbourne, regardless of being the captain. Credit score: Michael Willson/AFL Photographs

Coniglio averaged simply 21 touches in 2020, his lowest output since 2013, because the Giants went from grand finalists to lacking the finals within the COVID-19 affected season.

The Swan District-product’s type and eventual dropping was one of many greater tales of the season and the docu-series trailer reveals the midfielder having an emotional dialog with coach Leon Cameron, as they focus on his axing after their shock loss 12-point loss to eventual wooden-spooners Adelaide in spherical 16 at Adelaide Oval.

“It is a actually, actually arduous determination. I’m not going to play you this week,” Cameron could be heard saying within the documentary.

In an interview as a part of the documentary, a clearly emotional Coniglio displays on the choice and its impression on him.

“The place do I am going from right here? I’ve simply been dropped from the workforce,” he stated.

Coniglio was recalled the following week, ending with 23 disposals and three clearances in one other loss, this time to St Kilda.

Making Their Mark additionally follows West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui, Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew, Carlton ahead Eddie Betts, Adelaide captain Rory Sloane and the senior leaders at Richmond together with coach Damien Hardwick.

Naitanui stated the movie would give an perception into gamers’ personalities away from what the typical fan sees on the sphere on recreation day.