Teams: Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide Power, Round 21, 2019

The Swans have have made two changes to their team ahead of their Round 21 clash against Port Adelaide on Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, welcoming back co-captain Dane Rampe.

Rampe returns to the side after missing last week's Sydney Derby with an eye injury, and is joined by exciting forward James Bell, a Sydney Swans Academy prospect, making his debut.

It was confirmed earlier this week that 20-year-old Bell would make his debut after a season of strong NEAFL performances.

Former captain Kieren Jack and James Rose have been omitted from the side, with both players likely having played their last senior games for the Swans.

Coach John Longmire was delighted to welcome back Dane Rampe.

“It is great to get Dane back, obviously he is one of the better defenders in the competition so it is a big job for him this week,” Longmire said.

“He comes back into the team so it is great to have him back in to add some experience.

James Bell was a product of the Sydney Swans Academy, and was selected by the Swans in the 2017 NAB Rookie Draft.

“It is fantastic, he has come from down near Wollongong, come up here to be part of our Academy and it will be fantastic to see him make his debut,” Longmire said.

“He plays in our reserves through the wing or half forward and has some genuine pace.

“He is pretty hard at it as well so it is good to have him in.”


In Out
J. Bell (debut)
D. Rampe
K. Jack (omit)
J. Rose (omit)
Emergencies Milestones
J. Rose
L. Melican
K. Jack
R. Stoddart
James Bell (debut)
Isaac Heeney - 100 career games

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 18, 2019

Team announcement on Sydney Swans

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