Australian Football League (AFL) Live Sydney Swans vs Greater Western Sydney Giants match will be kick off at SCG, Sydney,Saturday 28 june 2014 online, 19:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Swans have won nine in a row including two tight wins in two weeks over Port and Richmond. Winning ugly is one sign of a good side and they demonstrated that last Friday night when they clearly weren’t at their peak. They welcome back Tippett and McGlynn here which can only be a positive. The Giants have strung together two in a row for the first time since their inception back in 2012. They sit 14th on the ladder at 4-9 and could not be better placed to face their cross-town rivals.
This game had everything – Buddy’s first game in red and white, a violent storm which delayed play and then a massive upset. Going out $12 outsiders, the young Giants, led by gun midfielders Adam Treloar (34 disposals) and Callan Ward (31 touches) were too good for the Swans. Jeremy Cameron and Jon Patton kicked seven goals between them which will make for sleepless nights for Heath Grundy and Ted Richards. For the Swans only McGlynn kicked multiple goals in the humiliating 32-point loss.
The overall record is 4-1 to the Swans, the Giants are 3-2 against the line in the local derbies. The last time Sydney won 9 games in a row was 2012 – when they won the flag. Since the start of 2012, Sydney is 17-4-1 (14-8) against the line at the SCG. The Swans last won 10 in a row back in 1935 when they went strung together 12 straight victories. Buddy Franklin has kicked 21.10 in his last five games. The Swans are unbeaten when both Tippett and Franklin play in the same team.
B Dane Rampe, Ted Richards, Nick Smith
HB Jeremy Laidler, Heath Grundy, Jarrad McVeigh
C Nick Malceski, Josh Kennedy, Ben McGlynn
HF Harry Cunningham, Lance Franklin, Lewis Jetta
F Sam Reid, Kurt Tippett, Adam Goodes
FOLL Mike Pyke, Kieren Jack, Luke Parker
I/C Craig Bird, Brandon Jack, Zak Jones, Jake Lloyd
EMG Tom Derickx, Tim Membrey, Gary Rohan
IN Ben McGlynn, Kurt Tippett
OUT Tom Derickx (Omitted), Rhyce Shaw (Ankle)
B Tomas Bugg, Phil Davis, Heath Shaw
HB Josh Hunt, Tim Mohr, Sam Frost
C Will Hoskin-Elliott, Adam Treloar, Joshua Kelly
HF Callan Ward, Jonathon Patton, Lachlan Whitfield
F Jeremy Cameron, Adam Tomlinson, Devon Smith
FOLL Shane Mumford, Rhys Palmer, Dylan Shiel
I/C Kristian Jaksch, Nathan Wilson, Stephen Coniglio, Adam Kennedy
EMG Tom Boyd, Jono O’Rourke, Zac Williams
IN Jeremy Cameron
OUT Tom Boyd (Omitted)