Years of big battles between the Dogs and Giants await, says Tadhg Kennelly
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Ahead of Saturday's twilight preliminary final between GWS and the Western Bulldogs, Tadhg Kennelly insists this meeting could herald the start of a big rivalry between the sides.
Kennelly believes the age and make-up of these two teams means they will be powers for years to come in the AFL.
"This is probably going to be a rivalry that you're going to have [to match] the Geelong-Hawthorn rivalry that's the current model," Kennelly told Sportsfan's Will McCloy.
"These two teams will be around for the next five, six, seven years."
The general consensus amongst football pundits is that the Giants, with their young list full of high draft picks, could be on the cusp of a dynasty. But Kennelly believes the Bulldogs are similarly placed with their playing roster.
"There's so much youth," said Kennelly.
"And you throw [Stewart] Crameri in there, who's coming back from suspension."
"You're looking at the Dogs [as a long-term strong team] as far as their youth and their midfield group [go]."
Check out Tadhg Kennelly's preview of Saturday's Giants versus Bulldogs preliminary final here or by clicking the video player above.