2016 NAB Challenge Live Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants Stream Week 02 AFL Pre Seasons 2016 Free Online.Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants match will be kick off at Drummoyne Oval Stadium, New South Wales, Australia, Friday 04 March 20Sydney Swans16 online, 19.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
GWS Giants star recruit Steve Johnson will make his long awaited debut in Friday night’s NAB Challenge showdown at Drummoyne against the Sydney Swans.
The Giants will also give ruckman Shane Mumford his first competitive game since his season ending ankle injury against Collingwood in Round 11 last year.
“I expect Shane (Mumford) to play, I’d expect Steve Johnson to play and Ryan Griffen and Callan Ward, Giants coach Leon Cameron said.
“I’d expect most of the players who missed Thursday night to play against the Swans.”
The loss of Mumford triggered a mid-season collapse for GWS who won just four of their remaining 11 matches for the year. His health will be vital again in 2016 if they are to have any chance of making the finals for the first time.
Mumford, Ward, Griffen and Johnson were all absent from last Thursday night’s NAB Challenge loss to the Western Bulldogs in Canberra along with star forward Jeremy Cameron, All Australian defender Heath Shaw, co-captain Phil Davis and young guns Dylan Shiel, Devon Smith and Toby Greene.
The Swans will also look to bring back a host of their best players for the match including Kieren Jack and Ted Richards, both missed their first NAB Challenge match against Port Adelaide last week.
Cameron said each team in the competition are at different stages of their preparations and it was difficult to predict what opposition line ups will look like from week to week.
“Everyone is in a different spot because of the timing of their NAB Challenge matches and how long the break is between them and how long they are away from their round one matches,” Cameron said.
“All I can worry about what our build up is. Whatever team Sydney role out they are bloody hard to beat. They are a truly competitive side and that is what we need to bring.”
Sydney is still well and truly the big brother in their relationship with their cross town rivals Greater Western Sydney but after some beltings in the Giants are growing up fast and closing the gap.
“I think we’ve made some ground absolutely but we’re yet to make consistent ground,” Cameron said.
“The scoreboard shows we’ve made up some of the gap but we need be able to do what the Swans do, they just keep rocking up. I think it’s important for us to compete on the level of the Swans. They’ve been so consistent playing finals for decades now.”
Sydney Swans: 1. James Rose, 4. Dan Hannebery, 5. Isaac Heeney, 6. Tom Mitchell, 7. Harry Cunningham, 8. Kurt Tippett, 10. Zak Jones, 11. Jeremy Laidler, 12. Josh P. Kennedy, 13. Toby Nankervis, 14. Callum Mills, 15. Kieren Jack, 18. Callum Sinclair, 22. Dean Towers, 23. Lance Franklin, 24. Dane Rampe, 26. Luke Parker, 27. Daniel Robinson, 28. Nic Newman, 29. George Hewett, 32. Michael Talia, 33. Brandon Jack, 34. Jordan Dawson, 36. Aliir Aliir, 39. Heath Grundy, 40. Nick Smith, 41. Tom Papley, 42. Xavier Richards, 44. Jake Lloyd
Notable absentees: Ted Richards, Ben McGlynn, Sam Reid, Jarrad McVeigh.
GWS Giants: 1. Phil Davis, 4. Toby Greene, 5. Dylan Shiel, 6. Lachie Whitfield, 7. Rhys Palmer, 8. Callan Ward, 9. Tom Scully, 10. Devon Smith, 11. Jack Steele, 14. Jarrod Pickett, 15. Matthew Kennedy, 16. Nathan Wilson, 17. Steve Johnson, 18. Jeremy Cameron, 20. Adam Tomlinson, 21. Matthew Buntine, 22. Josh Kelly, 23. Heath Shaw, 24. Joel Patfull, 29. Zac Williams, 32. Ryan Griffen, 33. Will Hoskin-Elliott, 34. Caleb Marchbank, 35. Aidan Corr, 36. James Stewart, 37. Rory Lobb, 40. Adam Kennedy, 41. Shane Mumford, 50. Sam Reid
Notable absentees: Jon Patton, Jacob Hopper, Stephen Coniglio,