Tag: Reserves

A 21-post collection

Alex Johnson on the outer, joined by Sam Fisher

Today the Sydney Swans announced two more list changes to their side ahead of the 2018 season. Premiership player Alex Johnson has been informed that he will not be offered a senior contract for 2018, but could still be drafted by the Sydney Swans in the Rookie Draft. The Swans recruited the defender with pick 57 in the 2010 AFL Draft, making his debut in ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans late flurry shores up picks for 2018

The Sydney Swans have finally entered the 2018 trade merry-go-round, trading rising Category B Rookie Sam Murray to Collingwood, with future picks exchanged. https://twitter.com/aflratings/status/920809239378927623 Will full knowledge that landing Nick Blakey in 2018 may well be mission impossible without improved 2018 picks, the Swans agreed terms with Collingwood last night. The Swans have parted ways with Sam Murray, their 2017 ... Continue Reading »

Delistings: The proverbial axe falls

While the majority of Sydney Swans were nursing Mad Monday hangovers, a tentative few waited by the phone for the inevitable call signalling the end of their Bloods career. Those unfortunate three were today revealed to be Tyrone Leonardis, Michael Talia, and NEAFL captain Brandon Jack. These names should surprise nobody. Leonardis failed to make his AFL debut, after being drafted with pick 51 in ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions Grand Final, 2017

Coming into the match, the almost un-backable favourites Sydney Swans fell for a third time to their 2017 nemesis. On a cold, greasy Saturday night, the Swans were left to rue countless opportunities to kick away, instead mustering 10.22 as well as a number of shots on the full. In an entertaining last quarter, the Lions held firm and clung to their narrow lead ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Grand final report: Third time unlucky as Swans fall agonisingly short

The Brisbane Lions pulled off an astounding grand final win on Saturday night, while consigning the Swans to their third NEAFL grand final defeat in four seasons. The Queenslanders prevailed in arguably the match of the season, the lead changing throughout the match with both teams having chances to seal victory a pulsating final quarter. The Swans will be left to rue their prolificacy in ... Continue Reading »

NEAFL Teams: Big name AFL inclusions ahead of the Lions Grand Final

The Sydney Swans NEAFL team is set to be bolstered on Saturday afternoon with two big name inclusions for their grand final against the Brisbane Lions. Omitted senior listed forwards Kurt Tippett and Will Hayward will be plying their trade for Sydney's NEAFL outfit on Saturday night, headlining a strong NEAFL contingent. Hayward - the Round 23 AFL NAB Rising Star nominee - and forward ... Continue Reading »

Reserve player ratings: Swans vs Suns NEAFL Preliminary Final, September 2nd 2017

The Swans NEAFL team on Saturday put the Suns' reserve team to the sword, with an emphatic 68-point victory that threatened to well and truly blow out. A superb first-half was the difference between the two teams, with the Swans extending the lead to an even 100-points before the final break. With the game well and truly won, the Swans put the cue in the ... Continue Reading »

Reserves match report: Swans torch the Suns to book NEAFL-AFL double header

The NEAFL Swans on Saturday afternoon put the "pedal to the metal" agains the Suns, in an emphatic 68 point victory, set up by a brilliant first half. The Swans booked their second consecutive NEAFL grand final, leading from the outset and controlling the match throughout. Going into the match as hot favourites, the highly fancied minor premiers failed to disappoint, putting in their best ... Continue Reading »

Swans Injury Update: Mills in doubt for Suns clash, Hayward to miss

The Swans are set to be without exciting forward Will Hayward and 2016 Rising Star Callum Mills for the Swans clash against the Gold Coast Suns at the SCG this Saturday afternoon. Hayward was the surprise omission following the Essendon clash in round 14, but it was revealed that he had been suffering foot soreness, and will miss at least another week. “He’s had ... Continue Reading »

Much loved defender Alex Johnson set to play in Swans Demons NEAFL match

After ten operations, five knee reconstructions, almost five years without a senior AFL game and 1736 days on the sidelines, Alex Johnson will line up for the Sydney Swans NEAFL side in Saturday's clash with the Canberra Demons at Manuka Oval. The tough, courageous and resilient 25-year-old defender, just a few words that describe the much-loved defender, he's had to overcome infections and a myriad ... Continue Reading »

Alex Johnson on the verge of NEAFL return

Sydney Swans premiership defender Alex Johnson, according to Peter Ryan of AFL.com.au, is on the verge of making his long-awaited comeback from five knee reconstructions. While he hasn't played a game since 2014, AFL.com.au's Peter Ryan believes the Swans are considering selecting him ahead of their NEAFL clash against Canberra on Saturday. While nothing is certain, the prospect of Alex returning ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans lock down promising youngsters on new deals

Sydney has moved quickly to secure two of its more promising players, with Oliver Florent, taken in last years NAB AFL Draft with pick 11 and Jordan Dawson re-committing to the club. Florent, the Swans first pick in last years draft, has signed a two year extension to keep him at the Swans until the end of 2020. Dawson has also penned a two year ... Continue Reading »

Swans post match injuries and suspensions - NEAFL and AFL

The Swans thrilling come-form-behind win on Saturday afternoon has been soured by the news that Zak Jones has been offered 1 week for a supposed elbow to the head of Butler off the ball. The inconclusive video evidence shows Jones and Butler tangling off the ball, with Jones jogging away while Butler was rolling around in the grass. If you can stomach the annoying host ... Continue Reading »

Injury Update: Emerging talent to miss rest of season

Swans emerging ruck talent Darcy Cameron has been ruled out of the rest of the season, having dislocated his shoulder against GWS Giants in the NEAFL on Saturday. The 21-year-old will require corrective surgery and won't be expected to return until post-season. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley says that it's a disappointing setback for the young ruckman. “It’s rotten luck for Darcy Cameron ... Continue Reading »

Shaun Edwards one step closer to AFL with promising comeback

Shaun Edwards will look to build after making a promising comeback from injury last weekend against Sydney University, when the Swans travel to Newcastle for NEAFL's round 9 clash against Gold Coast. Edwards, the ex-Bomber and Giant, arrived at the club through the 2016 rookie draft, injured his AC joint in the Swans' NEAFL clash against NT Thunder earlier this year. The injury didn't require ... Continue Reading »