AFL Live Sydney Swans vs Carlton Blues Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 23 match will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 26 August 2017 online, 16:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Sydney are a game behind fourth placed Richmond and just percentage behind fifth placed Port Adelaide. Should the Tigers slip up and Sydney win by enough to bridge the small percentage gap on the Power, the Swans will finish inside the top four for the sixth season in a row.
John Longmire’s side travelled to Adelaide last weekend and in what was one of the better games of the year, they came away with a three-point win. Josh Kennedy and Lance Franklin were the stars, with Franklin producing another magical solo effort- a running goal from the boundary that brought back memories of the goal of the year he produced in 2010 when playing at Hawthorn.
Franklin will be a major focal point this weekend, as well as Kennedy and they are two players that Carlton will need to stop.
The Blues snapped an eight-game losing streak last weekend by defeating Hawthorn by seven points and that win elevated them to 15th position on the ladder, in what is another rebuilding year at the club.
A highlight of the win were the efforts of some of their younger players in Charlie Curnow and Jarrod Pickett, while seasoned players in Marc Murphy, Bryce Gibbs and Matthew Kruezer also stood up.
That group will need huge games once again to trouble Sydney but their 22 may just lack the depth to match the home side.
The Swans lead the Blues in a number of statistical measures, most notably contested possession and clearances and given the form they are in, they shouldn’t have too many troubles in accounting for their rivals.
Sydney have very few injury concerns at the moment and a number of players are knocking on the door for selection with good form in the NEAFL, including Harry Cunningham, Shaun Edwards and Allir Allir.
Carlton’s Billie Smedts suffered a concussion against Hawthorn last weekend and may miss. Nick Graham is among a host of players that could come in.
StatsCarlton ended a run of outs against Sydney by defeating the Swans by 19 points earlier this year. The Round 6 fixture was the Swans sixth loss in succession but they have since rebounded.
Prior to that, the Sydneysiders had won the past seven games between the two clubs with four of those held at the SCG. Carlton are one from five when travelling interstate this season, while Sydney have won six from 10 at their home ground in 2017.
B: N.Smith, H.Grundy, D.Rampe
HB: Z.Jones, L.Melican, J.McVeigh
C: I.Heeney, J.Kennedy, J.Lloyd
HF: G.Rohan, L.Franklin, H.Cunningham
F: G.Hewett, K.Tippett, S.Reid
FOL: C.Sinclair, L.Parker, K.Jack
I/C: W.Hayward, C.Mills, N.Newman, D.Towers
EMG: J.Foote, J.Laidler, D.Robinson
IN: H.Cunningham, N.Newman
OUT: D.Hannebery, T.Papley
B: L.Plowman, L.Jones, S.Docherty
HB: K.Simpson, J.Weitering, C.Byrne
C: Z.Fisher, S.Petrevski-Seton, B.Boekhorst
HF: M.Wright, C.Curnow, D.Thomas
F: J.Lamb, L.Casboult, J.Pickett
FOL: M.Kreuzer, B.Gibbs, M.Murphy
I/C: D.Armfield, S.Kerridge, B.Smedts, T.Williamson
EMG: N.Graham, K.Jaksch, D.Cuningham