AFL Live Western Bulldogs vs Sydney Swans Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 02 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Friday 31 March 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Friday night AFL football should be a belter on March 31 when last year’s Grand Final combatants, the Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans, go at it again, this time at Etihad Stadium.
The Round 2 clash is an important one for both sides, who had contrasting results in the opening week of the season. The game gets underway at 7.50PM AEST and will be broadcast on Channel 7 and Fox Footy.
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he Western Bulldogs head into the game with a win under their belt after defeating Collingwood by 14 points at the MCG last Friday night. Luke Dahlhaus, Tom Liberatore and Marcus Bontempelli were all in good form, while Lachie Hunter bobbed up with four goals up forward.
Sydney were among a number of sides that suffered shock defeats in Round 1 after going down to Port Adelaide by 28 points. The Swans were beaten in a number of one on ones and were sloppy in defence in the loss to the Power.
They had few winners on the night. Lance Franklin booted four goals, while Sam Reid made an encouraging return form injury. Their new skipper, Josh Kennedy, was also solid, picking up 28 disposals.
They face their conquerors from the Grand Final, who were beaten by Collingwood at the clearances in Round 1, but looked very slick, particularly when in possession.
Look for Luke Beveridge’s troops to move the ball swiftly from the back half and if they can execute their slick skills on the Etihad Stadium turf they will be hard to beat.
The Doggies have the superior running game, as was evidenced in the Grand Final last year and will target the likes of Travis Cloke, Jake Stringer and Stewart Crameri up forward.
Down back, it will be interesting to see who plays on star Swans forward, Lance Franklin. Joel Hamling did the job on ‘Buddy’ in last years decider but has since departed to Fremantle. Dale Morris is out injured; meaning that Fletcher Roberts or Zaine Cordy may get the job.
Franklin will need a big game if the Swans are to get over the line here, as will Daniel Hannebery, Kieren Jack and Callum Mills, who were all relatively quiet last weekend.
B: Zaine Cordy, Fletcher Roberts, Jason Johannisen
HB: Easton Wood, Marcus Adams, Robert Murphy
C: Lachie Hunter, Luke Dahlhaus, Matthew Boyd
HF: Jack Macrae, Tom Boyd, Jake Stringer
F: Stewart Crameri, Travis Cloke, Liam Picken
FOLL: Tom Campbell, Marcus Bontempelli, Tom Liberatore
I/C: Matt Suckling, Shane Biggs, Caleb Daniel, L Jong
EMG: Claye Smith, Toby McLean, Josh Dunkley
IN: T. Campbell, M. Adams
OUT: D. Morris (leg), T. McLean (omitted)
B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Zak Jones
HB: Jeremy Laidler, Harrison Marsh, Callum Mills
C: Kieren Jack, Josh P. Kennedy, Jake Lloyd
HF: Harry Cunningham, Kurt Tippett, George Hewett
F: Sam Reid, Lance Franklin, Jordan Foote
FOLL: Sam Naismith, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery
I/C: Oliver Florent, Robbie Fox, Nic Newman, Will Hayward
EMG: Aliir Aliir, Callum Sinclair, Dean Towers
IN: Robbie Fox, Nic Newman, Will Hayward
OUT: Daniel Robinson (collarbone), Dane Rampe (arm), Dean Towers (omitted)