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McVeigh puts his stamp on AFL’s Giants

Mark McVeigh put his stamp on Greater Western Sydney in his first match as caretaker coach with several positional changes that helped secure their 52-point victory over West Coast.

The interim coach was leading the Giants for the first time on Sunday after long-serving head coach Leon Cameron resigned ahead of their loss to Carlton last week.

It took little time for McVeigh and a coaching group that now includes his former Essendon teammates James Hird and Dean Solomon to make their mark.

The most noticeable change was to shift Harry Himmelberg to defence despite the key forward kicking 17 goals in nine previous matches this season.

“Harry was actually a defender early doors in his career so I knew he could do it, I coached him there for a long period of time,” McVeigh said.

“That’s not to say that’s where he’s going to sit, we just wanted to have a look at it.

“Obviously there is some…

Read more at thewest.com.au

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