9.9 (63)
15.15 (105)


It’s been a horror start for Sydney, and it doesn’t get any easier, with the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ coming up in round five. The Giants have bounced back from their shock round one loss, winning three straight games.

If anybody predicted the Swans to 0-5 at the start of the year, you would have called them crazy. However, now it is looking like a real possibility. They are still missing some key players, while the Giants are looking to welcome back Steve Johnson after he missed last week with knee soreness.

The SCG hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for GWS. They are yet to win a game on the ground. This is a big opportunity to change that poor record against an out of sorts Sydney outfit.

The Giants’ skill and potent forward line, should be too much for a down and depleted Sydney side. Don’t rule the Swans¬†out by any means, but GWS should take the win.

Tip: Giants by 21

Team Line-Ups

IN Lewis Melican, Gary Rohan, Isaac Heeney, Kurt Tippett
OUTRobbie Fox, Nic Newman, Oliver Florent, Aliir Aliir
IN Steve Johnson
OUTTim Taranto
FB 40 Nick Smith 39 Heath Grundy 10 Zak Jones
FF 5 Devon Smith 12 Jonathon Patton 37 Rory Lobb
HB 31 Harrison Marsh 43 Lewis Melican 44 Jake Lloyd
HF 17 Steve Johnson 18 Jeremy Cameron 4 Toby Greene
C 7 H. Cunningham 12 Josh P. Kennedy 14 Callum Mills
C 22 Josh Kelly 8 Callan Ward 9 Tom Scully
HF 16 Gary Rohan 23 Lance Franklin 5 Isaac Heeney
HB 19 Nick Haynes 1 Phil Davis 23 Heath Shaw
FF 18 Callum Sinclair 50 Sam Reid 11 Tom Papley
FB 29 Zac Williams 20 Adam Tomlinson 35 Aidan Corr
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Team Stats

326 Disposals 386
108 Contested Possessions 142
183 Kicks 226
143 Handballs 160
25 Free Kicks 17
26 Clearances 42
8 Centre Clearances 13
18 Stoppages 29
41 Inside 50 56
86 Marks 106
10 Marks in 50 11
5 Contested Marks 10
65 Tackles 67
29 Hit-Outs 67

Player Stats

Sydney Swans

Callum Mills14721713
Callum Sinclair82101144141
Dan Hannebery81523118
Gary Rohan9962221
George Hewett712193112
Harrison Marsh71017521
Harry Cunningham9615228
Heath Grundy8513313
Isaac Heeney971642
Jake Lloyd141529611
Jordan Foote1675
Josh P. Kennedy12102222121
Kieren Jack931223231
Kurt Tippett14521511
Lance Franklin13215712233
Lewis Melican9413811
Luke Parker1251751412
Nick Smith481261
Sam Reid81018712
Tom Papley63942211
Will Hayward1451113
Zak Jones145195316

GWS Giants

Adam Kennedy9514611
Adam Tomlinson1321581211
Aidan Corr358311
Callan Ward12152733111
Devon Smith146204122
Dylan Shiel13821412
Heath Shaw15621621
Jacob Hopper7916228
Jeremy Cameron1772493324
Jonathon Patton5712621
Josh Kelly129212116
Matthew Kennedy981751181
Nathan Wilson114157221
Nick Haynes204241121
Phil Davis46105113
Rory Lobb681445111
Sam Reid69155241
Shane Mumford3811162224
Steve Johnson1361963212
Toby Greene12416215441
Tom Scully111223316
Zac Williams1112234411