AFL Live Sydney Swans vs Collingwood Magpies Stream AFL Football 2016 Online, AFL Round 01 Match will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 26 March 2016 online, 07.25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Sydney open their 2016 season in front of their home fans after being knocked out in straight sets during last year’s finals. Collingwood venture north to tackle the Swans after an impressive pre-season with plenty of hype surrounding the black and white army.
Sydney won the only match-up between these two teams in 2015 by 11 points. Collingwood had won the previous two contests by 29 and 20 points. In Sydney’s round 20 victory last year, Tom Mitchell racked up 41 touches while Josh Kennedy had 35 possessions and Jarrad McVeigh had 34. Dane Swan had 39 disposals for the Pies.
Sydney were bumped out in the Finals last September in two games. After finishing in the top four, the Swans lost to Fremantle by 9 points and North Melbourne by 26 points. Collingwood only won two games from their last 11 to end 2015, defeating Carlton and Geelong, while having terrible losses to Melbourne and Essendon.
Sydney were sixth in disposals per game last season with 391.6 and Collingwood were seventh with 370.9 disposals per game. Collingwood were seventh in goals kicked last year with 13.0 goals per game, while Sydney ranked 10th with 12.8 per game. Collingwood kicked 100+ points in nine games last season, but only twice after round 11. Sydney ended the regular season off last year with scores of 133 (v GWS), 135 (v St.Kilda) and 127 (v Gold Coast).
Collingwood have been really impressive in the pre-season and although all teams have different agendas before the real stuff starts, The Wolf really likes the way they went about it, plus they’ve got the better team in with Sydney missing Jarrad McVeigh, Sam Reid, Gary Rohan and Ben McGlynn.
B N.Smith, H.Grundy, D.Rampe
HB J.Laidler, M.Talia, Z.Jones
C D.Hannebery, T.Mitchell, C.Mills
HF I.Heeney, L.Franklin, T.Papley
F D.Towers, K.Tippett, L.Parker
Foll C.Sinclair, J.Kennedy, K.Jack
I/C H.Cunningham, G.Hewett, D.Robinson, J.Lloyd
EMG J.Hiscox, T.Nankervis, J.Rose
B J.Ramsay, N.Brown, T.Langdon
HB B.Sinclair, J.Frost, M.Williams
C S.Sidebottom, A.Treloar, L.Greenwood
HF D.Swan, D.Moore, J.de Goey
F A.Fasolo, T.Cloke, C.Gault
Foll J.Witts, S.Pendlebury, T.Adams
I/C: B.Macaffer, J.Blair, J.Crisp, B.Maynard
EMG: B.Grundy, A.Toovey, A.Oxley