A 26-point loss to the reigning premiers and ladder leaders Richmond isn’t a complete disaster, but the Swans coaching staff have some serious closed-door discussions coming up in relation to player selections.
A number of Sydney stalwarts are just not producing and are in danger of being dropped. Gary Rohan and Kieren Jack, that’s you we’re talking about.
Upside: JPK back to his best, Luke Parker all class and Tom Papley, Sam Reid and Lewis Melican all to come back in from injury layoffs.
B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe
HB: Jarrad McVeigh, Aliir Aliir, Jake Lloyd
C: Harry Cunningham, Josh P. Kennedy, Isaac Heeney
HF: George Hewett, Tom McCartin, Will Hayward
F: Gary Rohan, Lance Franklin, Ben Ronke
Fol: Callum Sinclair, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery
Interchange: Oliver Florent, Kieren Jack, Zak Jones, James Rose.
- James Rose - Back to the NEAFL, sorry James
- Jarrad Mc Veigh - Steady game from reliable Jarrad
- Dan Hannebery - Not his worst this season but still nowhere near his best
- Isaac Heeney - Concussed from early head knock
- Harry Cunningham - Tried hard and had 17 disposals, not influential
- Will Hayward - Kicked a lovely set shot goal and had 6 marks. Will was ok and can do better
- Zak Jones - So much dare and leg speed, just not as much impact as he would have liked
- Josh P Kennedy - If he'd kicked a goal this would have been a 10/10 performance for JPK
- Oliver Florent - Kicked a couple of nice goals but like Ronke, only in the match in patches. Still learning
- Kieren Jack - No-one doubts his passion. Most doubt he should currently be in the firsts
- Gary Rohan - A stinker
- Callum Sinclair - Cal was serviceable against Nankervis but just couldn't clunk marks.
- Lance Franklin - Nice battle with Rance and 4 goals, sullied by ill discipline
- Dane Rampe - Beaten by Riewoldt. A rare ordinary night for Ramps
- Ben Ronke - Lively, and his 2 goals were dynamite. Needed to be in the game for longer but tried very hard
- Luke Parker - 2 goals, 23 disposals, 7 tackles and a black eye courtesy Nick Vlaustin. Quite a night!
- George Hewett - All class from George, who controlled Dusty most of the night and had 10 clearances, 7 tackles
- Tom McCartin - He's young and raw so we’re cutting him some slack. Just couldn't make presence felt
- Aliir Aliir - Lacked confidence in his ball use and run. Had an okay night
- Heath Grundy - We could have done with a few more intercept marks from Reg
- Nick Smith - We're used to Nick quietly getting the job done but he was seriously invisible
- Jake Lloyd - 21 kicks (not all of them to intended target) and dashing through the middle, Jake was excellent
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