Player Ratings: vs Hawthorn, Round 10, 2017

Ground hog day all over again, Hawks seal the win with a late goal, while the Swans battle themselves, Hawks and the umpires, but ultimately fall short.

Well, the first 60 minutes was like having teeth pulled without anaesthesia, and the final 5 minutes was like having your foot amputated with a rusty spoon.

Lance Franklin wore number #67 and Dane Rampe #50 for the night, instead of their usual numbers.

B: Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith
HB: Zak Jones, Lewis Melican, Callum Mills
C: Jake Lloyd, Josh P. Kennedy, Isaac Heeney
HF: Gary Rohan, Lance Franklin, Will Hayward
F: Tom Papley, Kurt Tippett, Sam Reid
FOL: Callum Sinclair, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery
I/C: Oliver Florent, Dean Towers, Nic Newman, George Hewett

24: Dane Rampe
Really good 2nd game back. Was arguably our best defender on the night
39: Heath Grundy
Another good game, although beaten on the lead. Body on body back to his best and OK with disposal
40: Nick Smith
Best game of the season by a mile. Kept Puopolo out of it and did a solid on other players
10: Zak Jones
Will find himself suspended after the bye for two short arm shots. Really good work, 11 tackles, 5 clearances, 3 of them from the centre and 22 disposals at close to 80%.
43: Lewis Melican (R)
Had 13 disposals at just over 60%. Cost us a couple of goals. Just not AFL ready yet.
14: Callum Mills
Not a great game for Mills, just couldn't win the ball enough, turned it over when he had it, and well beaten by his opponents on the night.
44: Jake Lloyd
Knocked out in the first minute
12: Josh Kennedy
Did a mountain of work in the middle with little to no support, again.
5: Isaac Heeney
Apart from a ripping final quarter, his face was going up on milk cartons.
16: Gary Rohan
Shifted to defence midway at half-time and did some good work on Gunston who was killing Melican at the time.
23: Lance Franklin
Only reason the Swans had a chance in this game. 10th all time goal kicker, well done.
9: Will Hayward
A couple of lead up marks across the ground, but as a forward, zero impact. Has played well in patches this year.
41: Tom Papley
1.2, 4 clearances, and 18 possessions, 12 contested. Is he a forward or midfielder?
8: Kurt Tippett
Out rucked and out played by Sinclair, yet has more AFL/Fantasy points, go figure.
20: Sam Reid
Switched to defence in the first half of the first quarter. Wasn't doing anything as a forward and even less as a defender.
18: Callum Sinclair
Out rucked and out played Tippett, that's all that needs to be said.
26: Luke Parker
22 disposals, 14 contested and 9 clearances, good right? 63% DEF, 4 clangers and always caught out of position. Not a good game
4: Dan Hannebery
Worked his bollocks off all game with 35 disposals, wasn't his best, but was far better than some of his established team mates.
13: Oliver Florent
Had his moments, especially the lovely team goal at the start of the 4th, but a passenger throughout. Not AFL level.
22: Dean Towers
Jesse White Mach II.
28: Nic Newman
Not his best by a long shot. Hawks clamped him down and while he had his moments, didn't have anywhere near his usual impact.
29: George Hewett
Could be forgiven for forgetting he played.

Bonus Rating: 0/10 Longmire for persisting with a player that's clearly not AFL standard while he has an elite intercept defender languishing away in the reserves.

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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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