AFL Live Brisbane Lions vs Sydney Swans Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 15 Match will be kick off at The Gabba Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Saturday 12 July 2015 online, 16.40pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Sydney Swans head to Brisbane after a fighting win over Port Adelaide whilst the Lions tried hard in the wet against Fremantle.
The Lions will need to find replacements for Josh Green and Mitch Robinson this week though captain Tom Rockliff and veterans Dan Merrett and Pearce Hanley are likely to return. For the Swans, Gary Rohan (hamstring) is out for a month but Kurt Tippett and Buddy Franklin should both return from suspension. Ted Richards will have to pass a concussion test in order to play.
The Lions are last on the ladder with just two wins through 13 matches. They rank last for both points for and against this season. Brisbane is 0-5 (3-2 against the line) vs top eight teams this year. The Swans are flying under the radar somewhat in third on the table with 10 wins and three losses. They rank fourth in scoring and third in least points against this season. Sydney is 9-0 (4-5 against the line) vs bottom eight teams this season.
Sydney has played the Brisbane Lions 31 times, leading 19-11 with one draw. The Swans have won their last seven (7-0 against the line) vs Brisbane with an average winning margin of 51 points. Brisbane has not beaten Sydney since round 22, 2009. The Lions are 4-13 (7-10 against the line) at home in 2014-15. The Swans are 20-8 head-to-head (15-14 at the line) when outside of Sydney in the past three seasons – that’s 14-3 (11-6 against the line) in 2014-15. Five of the past six games have all totalled under 175-points. Dan Hannebery has topped the Swans stats sheet in eight of their past 11 games. Teams favoured by 30-points or more are 25-5 (12-18 against the line) in 2015.
Short and sweet, The Wolf is keen on a big Sydney win to finish off round 15. Brisbane’s young defenders have performed admirably this year and will be boosted by the return of Merrett but regardless; Tippett, Franklin, Adam Goodes and Sam Reid pose a massive threat on top of a dominant midfield and an extremely frugal back-line. The only thing stopping this one from being a bl0w-out is any complacency from the Swans though a shock loss to Richmond two weeks ago means that any potential percentage boost will be crucial in splitting the top four positions at the end of the year.
B Justin Clarke, Daniel Merrett, Harris Andrews
HB James Aish, Darcy Gardiner, Daniel Rich
C Dayne Zorko, Dayne Beams, Lewis Taylor
HF Rohan Bewick, Daniel McStay, Allen Christensen
F Jed Adcock, Brent Staker, Jordon Bourke
FOLL Matthew Leuenberger, Tom Rockliff, Pearce Hanley
I/C FROM Nick Robertson, Marco Paparone, Jack Redden, Sam Mayes, Ryan Lester, Zac O’Brien, Hugh Beasley
IN Daniel Merrett, Tom Rockliff, Pearce Hanley, Nick Robertson, Zac O’Brien
OUT Josh Green (foot), Mitch Robinson (foot)
B Nick Smith, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw
HB Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Jeremy Laidler
C Jarrad McVeigh, Josh P. Kennedy, Lewis Jetta
HF Dean Towers, Lance Franklin, Dan Hannebery
F Sam Reid, Kurt Tippett, Adam Goodes
FOLL Mike Pyke, Luke Parker, Kieren Jack
I/C FROM Harry Cunningham, Jack Hiscox, Zak Jones, Jake Lloyd, Tom Mitchell, Toby Nankervis, Daniel Robinson
IN Lance Franklin, Kurt Tippett, Jack Hiscox, Daniel Robinson
OUT Gary Rohan (hamstring)
NEW Jack Hiscox