Teams: Round 19, Swans vs Hawthorn, Friday July 28th

The Swans have a made one change ahead of the crucial Hawks clash on Friday night, with forward Will Hayward returning to the team.

After missing two weeks with foot soreness, the 18-year-old's impressive 6-goal game last weekend against NT Thunder was enough to force his way back into the team.

Having kicked 13 goals from 12 games, and shown impressive strength, agility and endurance throughout his fledgling career, Will Hayward will add important flexibility and unpredictability to a forward line that's firing on all cylinders.

After returning to the senior team three weeks ago, having overcome a multitude of impact and soft tissue injuries over the past two seasons, Dan Robinson makes way for the exciting youngster.

"(Robinson's) been doing a pretty good job for us as well, his performances have been solid, but we thought Will's form last week, both defensively and offensively, was outstanding," Longmire said in Centrum Team Selection.

"He's a talented young player so we're hoping, both sides of the ball, he can really give us something."

The Swans are on an impressive seven-game win streak, having won 10 of the last 11 games after their last gasp loss to the Hawks in round 10.

If it wasn't for the late Burgoyne and Roughead goals, the Swans may well have gone one better and be in the top 4, but will have a chance to seek revenge on Friday night.

The Hawks have the wood on the Swans in recent times, winning three of the last five games, all the the SCG.

View teams on Sydney Swans website.


In Out
W. Hayward D. Robinson (omit)
Emergencies Milestones
D. Robinson
J. Foote
A. Aliir
J. Kennedy (c) 200th game

Teams Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Friday July 28th

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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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