AFL Live Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 05 match will be kick off at SCG Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Saturday 22 April 2017 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 5 AFL action sees the competition’s two Sydney based sides, the Sydney Swans and the GWS Giants, go at it on Saturday night at the SCG.
The game is a vital one for the Swans, who are yet to register a win in season 2017, while GWS will be looking to consolidate their position on the ladder.
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It is hard to fathom that Sydney sit with a win-loss record of 0-4 but the Swans have battled with injuries to key players as well as a tricky draw. They travelled to Perth last weekend and went down to West Coast by 26 points.
Their rivals from NSW, the Giants, dropped their first game of the season but have since won three on the trot and are currently in 4th spot on the AFL ladder.
They come off a 31-point win over Port Adelaide and a highlight of that performance was their dominant last term. Josh Kelly, Tom Scully and Jonathan Patton kicked into gear and will look to continue from where they left off last weekend.
Scully and Kelly take on Sydney’s midfield line up that has been down on output this year. The Swans are ranked just 14th for average disposals and 7th for clearances, while the Giants are 8th and 1st in these measures.
The Swans may have a slight edge in winning the contested football, but will need to improve their output in the middle and up forward. They rely heavily on Lance Franklin, who has kicked just two goals in the past two weeks.
Sydney fans will be hoping that the venue for this weekend’s game, the SCG, plays into the Swans hands. The Giants have struggled in the past with the shorter dimensions of the ground and have never won there.
However, Sydney are yet to register a win at the venue in season 2017, going down to Port Adelaide in Round 1 and Collingwood by a point in Round 3.
B: N.Smith, H.Grundy, Z.Jones
HB: H.Marsh, L.Melican, J.Lloyd
C: H.Cunningham, J.Kennedy, C.Mills
HF: W.Hayward, L.Franklin, G.Hewett
F: K.Jack, S.Reid, T.Papley
FOL: K.Tippett, L.Parker, D.Hannebery
I/C: J.Foote, I.Heeney, G.Rohan, C.Sinclair
EMG: J.Laidler, N.Newman, D.Towers
IN: K.Tippett, G.Rohan, I.Heeney, L.Melican
OUT: R.Fox, A.Aliir, N.Newman, O.Florent
B: N.Wilson, A.Tomlinson, A.Corr
HB: N.Haynes, P.Davis, H.Shaw
C: J.Kelly, C.Ward, T.Scully
HF: A.Kennedy, J.Cameron, T.Greene
F: D.Smith, J.Patton, R.Lobb
FOL: S.Mumford, D.Shiel, J.Hopper
I/C: S.Johnson, S.Reid, M.Kennedy, Z.Williams
EMG: D.Simpson, H.Perryman, D.Lloyd