Preview: Swans vs Roos JLT Series opener

The Swans are kicking off their JLT Series opener against the Roos this afternoon in Coffs Harbour. It's their first official pre-season match, with many rookie and drafted players making their debuts. Josh Kennedy will be leading the club in his first match as Captain.

While both teams have notable absentees, the Swans are without former co-captains McVeigh, K. Jack, Franklin, as well as Rampe, Grundy, Aliir, Laidler and Lloyd. Lloyd will join Tyrone Leonardis and Ben Ronke as emergencies.

Rohan and Johnson were ruled out during the week and placed on the long term injury list, available for selection from round 4. They will not play a part in the Swans pre-season fixtures.

No doubt all eyes will be on the new kids and those coming off the rookie list last season, as they put their case forward for selection in 2017.

When and where

Coffs Harbor International Stadium, Coffs Harbor, 2.05pm AEDT Feb 19th, 2017

How to watch

Fox Sports on 504 (Fox Footy) on Foxtel from 2pm

AFL Live app on your phone or tablet devices

At the ground

Last time they met

The Swans battled the conditions and a dogged North Melbourne team to triumph by 9 points. After a good start by the Swans, the Roos pegged the Swans back, coming within 3 points on several occasions in the last half.

Line up

  • Daniel Hannebery
  • Isaac Heeney
  • Jordan Foote *
  • Harry Cunningham
  • Kurt Tippet
  • Zak Jones
  • Josh Kennedy
  • Oliver Florent +
  • Callum Mills
  • Darcy Cameron +
  • Shaun Edwards +
  • Sam Reid
  • Jack Maibaum +
  • Luke Parker
  • Daniel Robinson
  • Nic Newman *
  • George Hewett
  • Harrison Marsh *
  • Michael Talia
  • Brandon Jack
  • Colin O'Riordan *
  • Nick Smith
  • Robbie Fox +
  • Lewis Melican *
  • Sam Fisher +
  • Sam Murray *

* Rookie list 2016/2017
+ Debut 2017

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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

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