Teams: Semi Final Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, September 15th

The Swans have resisted the urge to swing the axe after their emphatic 65 point win against Essendon last Saturday.

Not for the first time this season the Sydney Swans have named an unchanged line up, but for the first time in a very long time, the Swans go into a final unchanged.

Coach John Longmire all but declared Lance Franklin's inclusion during his post match conference last week.

Franklin proved his fitness during the week overcoming a badly corked thigh, and will resume his on-field battle with retiring Geelong defender Tom Lonergan.

“We know we have to keep playing well but also we felt the team going into this week’s line up against Geelong was best to stay as it was,” coach John Longmire told Centrum Team Selection.

“He is fine, he got through the training and did what he needed to do,” Longmire said.

“He ran around and felt good, so he is right to go.”

Lewis Melican took part in training during the week and pushed his case for selection, and has been named as one of the emergencies for the game, along with Robinson and Aliir.

Veteran Jarrad McVeigh will become the fourth Swan in the history of the club to reach the 300-game milestone when he lines up against Geelong, joining Adam Goodes (372), Jude Bolton (325) and Michael O’Loughlin (303).


In Out
Emergencies Milestones
D. Robinson
L. Melican
A. Aliir
J. McVeigh 300 games
J. McVeigh 2nd most played finals for Sydney Swans (27)

Teams: Semi Final Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, September 15th

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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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