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In yet another clash of top eight sides, Sydney and St Kilda go head to head for some extra breathing space ahead of their rivals. We’ll have live scores from 1.10pm AEST.
It’s the fourth game of the weekend pitting two top eight sides against each other. The last time the entire top eight met on the same weekend was in 2008.
Just like those other games, there’s plenty on the line here.
The Swans sit on top of the ladder, but a loss would bring them crashing back to reality.
As for the Saints, they enter the round in 8th spot, meaning they are the least safe of all sides participating in this week’s blockbusters. The sides below them will be ready to pounce if they drop the four points this afternoon.
Last week Sydney had arguably their most memorable win of the season, travelling to Perth and defeating West Coast by 52 points.
Dan Hannebery had a monster 42 disposals and eight inside 50s, Ryan O’Keefe had 39 touches with eight clearances and Lewis Jetta had four goals. Keiren Jack, Jarrad McVeigh and Josh Kennedy were also impressive.
The Saints were forced to grind out a win against the Brisbane Lions away from home, getting up by 13 points.
Ahmed Saad produced four skillful goals, while Lenny Hayes (29 disposals) and Clint Jones (28 with nine tackles) saw the most of the footy. Stephen Milne had three goals to his name.
In team news, the Saints are preparing to welcome back Brendon Goddard to the side.