Watch AFL JLT Series Live Brisbane Lions vs Sydney Swans Saints Streaming Free 2018 AFL Pre Seasons match will be kick off at Moreton Bay Lions Football club, Burpengary, Queensland, Australia, Saturday 03 March 2018 online, 15:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Brisbane Lions and Sydney Swans will have their first hit out of the JLT Community Series at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 4:35pm (AEDT).
Brisbane, with a number of changes again in the off-season, want to continue building a winning culture at the club this year.
As for the Swans, after a slow start to their 2017 campaign, they’ll be keen to be up and about early this year and looked impressive in a practice match against crosstown rivals Greater Western Sydney last Friday.
Brisbane will unveil 2017 number one draft pick, Cameron Rayner, for his first match. Supporters can expect to see Rayner play up forward as part of a fairly small line-up, with Eric Hipwood the only tall forward.
Fans will also be intrigued to see Charlie Cameron in his first game as a Lion. The ex-Adelaide player has been named in the centre, which has lost experience with Tom Rockliff’s departure to Port Adelaide.
Brisbane will be without Dayne Beams, Dayne Zorko and Luke Hodge, with defender Harris Andrews leading the side as skipper.
Meanwhile, Sydney have selected a very strong team.
Headlined by Lance Franklin at full-forward, the team includes five of the club’s seven-man leadership group – Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker, Dane Rampe, Nick Smith and Kieren Jack.
The only pre-season recruit named is running defender Ryley Stoddart, who was taken at pick 53 in last year’s draft. Dan Hannebery, Heath Grundy, Jarrad McVeigh and Zak Jones will not play due to injury concerns.
Brisbane’s kids may be improving and will start to challenge teams this year, but in this pre-season game more interest will surround how threatening the Swans are for the 2018 season.
Sydney has named a side far too strong for Brisbane to compete with. The Swans will take a comfortable victory here.
Swans by 34.
B: S.Mayes 32, D.McStay 25, D.Gardiner 27
HB: N.Robertson 18, H.Andrews 31, A.Witherden 29
C: D.Rich 10, C.Cameron 23, R.Lester 35
HF: L.Taylor 28, A.Christensen 3, H.McCluggage 6
F: M.Robinson 5, E.Hipwood 30, C.Rayner 16
Foll: S.Martin 12, J.Berry 13, R.Mathieson 36
I/C: B.Keays 1, R.Bastinac 4, T.Bell 7, J.Walker 14, J.Allison 19, C.Cox 20, J.Payne 40, J.Barrett 43
Emerg: R.Bewick 8, T.Cutler 26, B.Starcevich 37, O.McInerney 46
Notable absentees: Luke Hodge, Dayne Beams, Dayne Zorko
Sydney Swans :
B: N.Smith 40 L.Melican 43 A.Aliir 36
HB: N.Newman 28 D.Rampe 24 G.Rohan 16
C: H.Cunningham 7 J.Kennedy 12 J.Lloyd 44
HF: G.Hewett 29 S.Reid 20 W.Hayward 9
F: T.Papley 11 L.Franklin 23 D.Towers 22
Foll: S.Naismith 35 L.Parker 26 K.Jack 15
I/C: I.Heeney 5, O.Florent 13, C.Mills 14, C.Sinclair 18, R.Fox 42, R.Stoddart 33, J.Rose 1
Emerg: D.Cameron 17, J.Foote 6, T.McCartin 30, D.Robinson 27
Notable absentees: Dan Hannebery, Jarrad McVeigh, Heath Grundy, Zak Jones