AFL Live Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, match will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground Stadium (SCG), Sydney, Australia Saturday 18 April 2015 online, 16.35pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
For the first time in its short history, the Sydney derby is a clash of two top-four teams – in fact the Giants could go to the top of the ladder should they win and Adelaide lose this weekend but they’ll have to get past an in-form Swans side.
The Swans announced on Thursday that Adam Goodes will play in the reserves with Ben McGlynn and Harry Cunningham heading the queue to replace him. Whilst the Giants will be without Adam Tomlinson for nearly three months with Jed Lamb and Curtly Hampson impressing in the NEAFL.
The Swans rank third in disposals and tackles and first in contested possessions per game whilst also leading the lead in clangers. The Giants are fifth in hitouts and points, third in inside50s but 14th in contested possessions this season.
Lance Franklin v Phil Davis – Buddy’s intent and desire has been on show for all to see this year laying eight tackles against Port to go a long with 17 disposals and three goals. He kicked five in the Swans mid-season win over GWS last year and Phil Davis will have his hands full again.
The overall record is 5-1 to the Swans, though the Giants are 4-2 against the line in the local derbies. Sydney is 21-4-1 (17-9) against the line at the SCG since the start of 2012, including 7-1 (5-3 against the line) last year. The Giants have never won three consecutive games – they were aiming to do so when they lost to 46-points to the Swans in round 15 last year.
This line looks simply too big. Let’s not get too carried away with Sydney’s demolition of Port Adelaide with Port’s aggressive run and carry game style playing a big part in their downfall. The Giants can score quickly with Jeremy Cameron making Ted Richards and Heath Grundy if they’re caught out in one on one contests very nervous at times. Their midfield may not be up to Sydney’s class but should give a great account of themselves in what will be a tight contest.
B Nick Smith, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw
HB Jarrad McVeigh, Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe
C Craig Bird, Josh P. Kennedy, Dan Hannebery
HF Lewis Jetta, Lance Franklin, Harry Cunningham
F Isaac Heeney, Kurt Tippett, Sam Reid
FOLL Mike Pyke, Luke Parker, Kieren Jack
I/C Jeremy Laidler, Jake Lloyd, Gary Rohan, Dean Towers
EMG George Hewett, Ben McGlynn, Sam Naismith
B Aidan Corr, Phil Davis, Heath Shaw
HB Nick Haynes, Joel Patfull, Tom Scully
C Rhys Palmer, Callan Ward, Tomas Bugg
HF Lachie Whitfield, Jeremy Cameron, Ryan Griffen
F Devon Smith, Cam McCarthy, Dylan Shiel
FOLL Shane Mumford, Adam Treloar, Toby Greene
I/C Josh Kelly, Nathan Wilson, Stephen Coniglio, Andrew Phillips
EMG Jed Lamb, Matt Buntine, Zac Williams
OUT Tomlinson (toe)