Australian Football Live Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Stream AFL NAB Cup match will be kick off at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Friday 06 March 2015 online, 19.10pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Foxtell.
The Sydney Swans will play the Brisbane Lions this Friday, March 6 at C.ex International Stadium in Coffs Harbour for the first match of the NAB Challenge.
The match starts at 7.10pm and will be a free event for 2015 Swans members. Tickets can be purchased here.
Footy fans are encouraged to come along early and watch the future stars of the AFL in action when the QBE Swans Academy take on the Brisbane Lions Academy at 4.10pm as the curtain-raiser.
AVING made Coffs Harbour a second home over the past three years with several pre-season and community camps, Sydney Swans co-captain Kieren Jack is hoping for a parochial crowd when his team meets the Brisbane Lions on Friday night in the NAB Challenge.
“We have a great relationship with Coffs and really enjoy our time up there and can’t wait to get back up and take on the Lions in front of a large red and white crowd,” Jack said.
Top-level AFL returns to C.ex Coffs International Stadium for the first time in four years and for the Swans it’s a chance to finally tackle some opponents who aren’t on the same team after a series of intra-club practice matches.
“It’s been a long and tough off-season so we’re all really looking forward to getting back into matches again,” Jack said.
“We’re expecting the match to be a great contest as we’ll be coming up against a Brisbane side who have added a few big recruits over the off-season.”
The Lions will be buoyed by their three-point win over St Kilda in the Brisbane team’s opening NAB Challenge match on Saturday.
While happy with the win, Brisbane Lions’ coach Justin Leppitsch admits there’s still things he and the playing group need to work on before the AFL season starts over the Easter weekend next month.
“Some of the things we can control I think are the things we’ll look at, as far as structures and how we set up and where we set up, why weren’t they filled and little things like that,” Leppitsch said after Saturday’s clash in Queensland.
Having kicked only seven goals agaist the Saints, Brisbane is still trying to work out the best combination to have in front of goal in the post-Jonathan Brown era.
“We’re still unsure of our forward mix, that’s for sure,” the coach said.
“There’s a month for us to make that first decision of who plays against Collingwood (round one) and I guess it’s up to the players to decide who takes that role.”
Be there at C.ex Coffs International Stadium. First bounce is 7.10pm on Friday.
SYDNEY SWANS: 2. Rhyce Shaw, 4. Daniel Hannebery, 5. Isaac Heeney, 6. Tom Mitchell, 7. Harry Cunningham, 9. Abaina Davis, 11. Jeremy Laidler, 12. Josh Kennedy, 13. Toby Nankervis, 14. Craig Bird, 15. Kieren Jack, 16. Gary Rohan, 17. Jack Hiscox, 20. Sam Reid, 21. Ben McGlynn, 22. Dean Towers, 24. Dane Rampe, 26. Luke Parker, 27. Daniel Robinson, 29. George Hewett, 31. Harrison Marsh, 32. Lewis Jetta, 33. Brandon Jack, 35. Sam Naismith, 38. Mike Pyke, 39. Heath Grundy, 40. Nick Smith, 42. Xavier Richards, 43. Lewis Melican
BRISBANE LIONS: 1. Luke McGuane, 4. James Aish, 5. Mitch Robinson, 6. Josh Green, 7. Jed Adcock, 8. Rohan Bewick, 9. Dayne Beams, 10. Daniel Rich, 12. Stefan Martin, 14. Brent Staker, 15. Dayne Zorko, 17. Claye Beams, 18. Nicholas Robertson, 21. Daniel Merrett, 22. Marco Paparone, 23. Matthew Leuenberger, 24. Liam Dawson, 25. Daniel McStay, 26. Tom Cutler, 27. Darcy Gardiner, 28. Lewis Taylor, 29. Jaden McGrath, 30. Jack Redden, 32. Sam Mayes, 33. Michael Close, 35. Ryan Lester, 38. Thomas Rockliff, 42. Justin Clarke, 47. Zac O’Brien