Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 19 2017

Well, let's crack on with it then.

B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe
HB: Callum Mills, Lewis Melican, Jarrad McVeigh
C: Isaac Heeney, Josh P. Kennedy, Zak Jones
HF: George Hewett, Lance Franklin, Tom Papley
F: Will Hayward, Callum Sinclair, Kieren Jack
FOL: Sam Naismith, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery
I/C: Jordan Foote, Dean Towers, Daniel Robinson, Nic Newman

40: Nick Smith
Interesting game. Defended well at times and usually good with the ball, but mismatched against Gunston, Roughead and McEvoy?
39: Heath Grundy
Defended well, but baffling as to why he was chasing his opposing forward all the way up the wing
24: Dane Rampe
Mixed game, pretty ordinary with ball in hand, but took 12 marks and had 4 rebound 50s
14: Callum Mills
Did OK, took some intercept marks, 5 marks and 6 inside 50s, although I doubt he hit a single target inside 50.
43: Lewis Melican
Channelling his inner NEAFL best. A bit of a disaster with the ball in hand, turned it over a few times, really low no. of pressure acts, and Hawks players just ran past him constantly, exposing his poor positioning.
3: Jarrad McVeigh
One of the few to actually show composure for 4 quarters. Lost his head in the 3rd when Langford pashed him, but snapped a goal over his head the next quarter.
5: Isaac Heeney
10 kicks and I'm scratching my head to remember 1 that hit a target. Listed as 5 clangers... Just about every single disposal in the last quarter was a turn over or clanger. That handball to Parker, bloody hell.
12: Josh Kennedy
Off night compounded by hamstring tightness. Not his night.
10: Zak Jones
312 metres gained from 19 disposals, but not a great deal of defensive work and his kick outs were garbage.
29: George Hewett
Another good game from the young midfielder, two goals from 18 disposals.
23: Lance Franklin
Shocking first half, 5 clangers, two of the worst shots on goal you'll ever see, possible report and 3 free kicks against. One of the few players to have negative metres after two quarters. 2nd half was far better, but that first half was a 1/10 effort.
41: Tom Papley
Where would we have been without this guy? 3 goals including two in the last, 17 disposals and 4 tackles.
9: Will Hayward
First goal of the game, but mostly on the periphery afterwards. Finished with just 5 disposals.
18: Callum Sinclair
Hard game to rate. First shot of the goal with a contested mark from the first inside 50. Kicked one goal for the match, but the delivery was complete crap, so you can't really slag him off.
15: Kieren Jack
Showed some good zip at times, some really good work forward and backward, and one of the few to actually run both ways. Laid some important tackles.
35: Sam Naismith
From 56% game time, 21 hit outs and 11 disposals, that was almost all in the first half. For all raving about McEvoy's game (haha, idiots), he did it without an opponent. Naismith had him beaten clean in the first half.
26: Luke Parker
One of the few that can walk away head high. 24 disposals, 6 marks, 8 tackles, 4 inside 50s and 9 clearances.
4: Dan Hannebery
I dunno, at times looked like he could drag the Swans across the line, and at other times I couldn't even find him on the field.
6: Jordan Foote
9 disposals and had almost no impact at all. I didn't get this selection at all, especially when the Swans had Aliir and ended up getting killed in the air.
22: Dean Towers
Great first half performance, 8 tackles and a ton of pressure. Faded in the second half, but was certainly one of the best Swans in the first half.
27: Dan Robinson
Needs a stint in the NEAFL.
28: Nic Newman
Another great game from the defender, 29 disposals, 7 marks. That kick in board in the last quarter with a minute left wasn't great, but it summed up the Swans performance overall.

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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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