Tag: Matches and Team News

A 154-post collection

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues, Round 11, 2018

The Blues return to the place of their last Swans murdering on Friday night, taking on one of the AFL Premiership Favourites, the Sydney Swans, at the SCG. Marn Grook is an important round for the Sydney Swans, with indigenous stars Adam Goodes, Michael O’Loughlin, Lewis Jetta and Adam Goodes celebrated over the past decade. Last year Hawthorn reigned supreme at the SCG, edging ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues, Round 11, 2018

Speedster Gary Rohan headlines two changes for the Sydney Swans ahead of their Friday night clash with Carlton in Marn Grook at the SCG. The forward returns to the side after missing the Swans' trip to Brisbane last round. Nic Newman returns for his first game since Round 4 against the Western Bulldogs, while forwards Tom Papley and Tom McCartin have been omitted. Swans coach ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans scrap their way to eleventh-straight win against the Lions

The Sydney Swans extended their dominant winning streak against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday afternoon, in a hard-fought scrappy 18-point victory at the Gabba. The 10.7 (67) to 6.13 (49) victory was the Swans’ third straight win, their fifth win on the road this season, and moved them into the top four. Conditions were wet and slippery throughout the contest, with rain steadily ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions, Round 10, 2018

The Lions broke a nine-year losing streak against the Hawks last round and will be out to do the same on Saturday afternoon, when they host the Sydney Swans at the Gabba. The Swans have dominated the head-to-head between the teams since the turn of the decade, having won the last 10 encounters since Round 22, 2009 – Brisbane’s last win. The Swans were triumphant ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions, Round 10, 2018

The Swans have made two changes to their lineup, with 18-year-old defender Ryley Stoddart making his debut against the Lions on Saturday afternoon. Ryley Stoddart and Harry Marsh come into the side to replace Callum Mills (broken foot) and Gary Rohan (omitted). Mills is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken foot, suffered today away from the club. "He was walking ... Continue Reading »

Talking points: Round 9, 2018

We look at some of the talking points from the Swans’ Round 9 win against the Dockers at the SCG on Saturday night. 1: Air-tight Swans defence lead brilliantly by young and old The Swans defence on Saturday night were superb all game, brilliantly lead by 24-year-old Jake Lloyd and 309-game veteran Jarrad McVeigh. The Dockers had plenty of the ball in the opening quarter, ... Continue Reading »

Press conference: Longmire impressed by even performance

Sydney coach John Longmire was impressed with the Swans’ even performance on Saturday night, in their 59-point win against Fremantle at the SCG. Longmire’s delight at having Franklin available for Saturday night’s win over Fremantle, was replaced by the joy of watching his gun forward do what he does best. Even with their superstar forward back in the team, the Swans found a ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans rocket up the ladder off the back of Dockers drubbing

Sydney Swan’s superstar forward Lance Franklin has guided the Swans to a 59-point victory against the Dockers on Saturday night at the SCG, propelling them into the top 4 and back into Premiership contention. Sydney jumped Geelong, Hawthorn, North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, climbing from ninth to fourth, gaining 8 percentage points. The Swans defenders were superb all night, brilliantly lead by Jake Lloyd, ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 9, 2018

After their stunning win against Hawthorn in Round 7, Ben Ronke and the Sydney Swans return to the SCG for another Saturday night thriller, this time against the Dockers. Given the Swans away form, they would probably prefer to play the Dockers in Perth, but now that they are home, it is incumbent on them to get the result they need. The Swans have been ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers, Round 9, 2018

Hoodwinked. Trolled. The only way to describe Sydney's stunning team selection this Thursday night, with Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin returning to the team for the Saturday night SCG game. Comprehensively ruled out on Monday, we've been made to look silly with our injury news today, after Franklin was passed fit and will face the Dockers on Saturday night at the SCG. Midfielders Dan Robinson ... Continue Reading »

Report: Seventh heaven Ronke seals spectacular win

20-year-old Swans forward Ben Ronke inspired Sydney to a stirring comeback victory against the Hawks on Friday night at the MCG, booting a game-high seven goals in his side’s 8-point victory. Setting a new AFL record for goals kicked (7) and tackles laid (10) in a single game, Ben Ronke set the platform for the Swans win with four first-quarter goals. On a bitterly ... Continue Reading »

Teams: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks, Round 8, 2018

The Swans have swung the proverbial changes axe ahead the Hawks at the MCG on Friday night, with midfielder Dan Robinson making his second appearance this season, and young forward Tom McCartin making his debut. Superstar forward Lance Franklin was unable to prove his fitness, having been given every opportunity to do so, while midfielder Dan Hannebery was ruled out early in the week. Harry ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn, Round 8, 2018

The Swans travel to the MCG for the first time this season, taking on their 2017 nemesis, the Hawthorn Hawks. The rejuvenated Hawks have exceeded expectations early this season, sitting in fourth spot on the ladder with five wins from seven games, and a healthy percentage of 121, while the Swans hang on to eight after losing their third match from four at the SCG ... Continue Reading »

Talking points: Round 7, 2018

We take a look at some of the talking points from the Swans’ Round 7 loss at home to the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the SCG on Saturday night. 1. Goal review system in the spotlight once again A controversial goal was ticked off by the AFL this morning, with Billy Hartung’s first quarter snap over his shoulder upheld on the night. Despite the ... Continue Reading »