Teams: Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide, Sunday April 1st, 4.40pm AEST

The Sydney Swans have received a boost ahead of their blockbuster clash against Port Adelaide on Easter Sunday, with forward Gary Rohan and vice-captain Dan Hannebery named in the team.

Nic Newman and Robbie Fox make way from the team, joining Jordan Foote and Ben Ronke as the emergencies.

Longmire said Ronke’s selection is a testament to his hard work.

“Ben’s a young player off our rookie list who’s been around for a couple of years and we’ve been really impressed with them,” Longmire said.

“He’s a great kid and has a great work ethic. Over the last few weeks he’s played midfield and forward as a really strong, hard pressure player. He loves to compete and is a great tackler so it’s good to see him get a look at it.”

Forward Sam Reid was unable to prove his fitness for the second week running and has not been named.

Hannebery has been named to play his first game of the season, overcoming injury concerns and pre-season set backs.

Longmire said that Hannebery has been pushing hard to selection for sometime now.

“He’s had a solid four weeks of pretty hard training now as far as football training and another four weeks prior to that with running, so he’s in good condition,” Longmire said.

“He played 60 to 70 minutes last week in our reserves and got through that really well so he’s ready to go.”

Gary Rohan missed last weeks' match as he stayed in Sydney for family reasons, but has been named to play his first game of the season.

Teams

In Out
G. Rohan
D. Hannebery
R. Fox (omit)
N. Newman (omit)
Emergencies Milestones
B. Ronke
J. Foote
R. Fox
N. Newman
G. Hewett 50 games

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide, Sunday April 1st, 4.20pm AEST

dismiss x

2018 Player Sponsorship Program

The Swans Blog is delighted to be a 2018 Sydney Swans Redback member. While we're delighted to be members ourselves in such a prestigious, respected and loved club, we're extending the opportunity to you, followers and readers of The Swans Blog, to share in our experience and to become a membership with us.

We've already purchased the membership, and now we're looking for 24 supporters, followers and readers, to join us on our 2018 maiden journey. You'll share the excitement of the Sydney Swans journey, participate in match functions, have your say in who we nominate, as well as the football tips.

Best of all, if the Swans make it to the Grand Final in 2018, you could be the one representing us!

Interested? Let us know!.

dismiss x

Since you're here...

... we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading The Swans Blog than ever, but we don't accept advertising, and don't want to do so in the future. Unlike many other news and media organisations, fan forums and fan media, we haven't put up a paywall, or displayed ads - we want to keep our content as open as possible.

The Swans Blog is an independent fan blog and community platform. Our content takes a lot of time and hard work to produce. We do it because we love what we do and we believe our perspective matters - because it may be your perspective too.

If everyone who reads our blog, who likes it, is supporting it, our future would be much more secure.

Make a one-off contribution →

Want instant access to the latest blog and news content from The Swans Blog?
Download our Android App from Google Play today.

Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

Melbourne, Australia http://theswansblog.com

Subscribe to The Swans Blog

Get the latest posts delivered right to your inbox.

or subscribe via RSS with Feedly!