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Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Roar Guru
7th April, 2018

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Sydney Swans vs. GWS Giants

AFL Home and Away April 7, 2018
Sydney Swans 103, GWS Giants 87
Sydney Swans GWS Giants
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q13422   2517
Q27446   51040
Q312577   71355
Q4167103   121587
Kick-off: 7:25pm AEST SCG, Saturday 7 April 2018
TV: Fox Footy, 7mate (NSW/ACT)

Last five games
R17, 2017, Sydney 14.12 (96) d Giants 12.11 (83) at Spotless Stadium
R5, 2017, Giants 15.15 (105) d Sydney 9.9 (63) at the SCG
1QF, 2016, Giants 12.19 (91) d Sydney 7.13 (55) at ANZ Stadium
R12, 2016, Giants 15.15 (105) d Sydney 9.9 (63) at Spotless Stadium
R3, 2016, Sydney 14.9 (93) d Giants 10.8 (68) at the SCG

Sydney Swans
B Jake Lloyd, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith
HB Callum Mills, Lewis Melican, Dane Rampe
C Isaac Heeney, Luke Parker, Gary Rohan
HF George Hewett, Lance Franklin, Harry Cunningham
F Kieren Jack, Sam Reid, Dean Towers
FOL Callum Sinclair, Josh P. Kennedy, Dan Hannebery
I/C Oliver Florent, Will Hayward, Jarrad McVeigh, Tom Papley

GWS Giants
B Adam Tomlinson, Phil Davis, Heath Shaw
HB Nick Haynes, Jeremy Finlayson, Matt de Boer
C Sam J. Reid, Callan Ward, Lachie Whitfield
HF Daniel Lloyd, Jonathon Patton, Jeremy Cameron
F Tim Taranto, Harry Himmelberg, Brett Deledio
FOL Rory Lobb, Josh Kelly, Dylan Shiel
I/C Harry Perryman, Jacob Hopper, Stephen Coniglio, Aidan Corr
Isaac Heeney is a product of the academies. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Roar Guru
7th April, 2018
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The match of the round is the NSW derby as the Sydney Swans host the GWS Giants at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 7:25pm AEST.

Every matchup between the cross Sydney rivals seems to have something a bit extra riding on it these days, now that both are consistently seen as premiership contenders.

The last meeting between these teams saw the Swans in the middle of a remarkable winning streak while the Giants were doggedly holding onto a top four spot.

In a tight, gruelling game Sydney did enough to stay ahead all day to record a narrow, important win.

The home team’s form is not quite as impressive, having faded uncharacteristically against Port Adelaide last week to lose by 23 points.

GWS have been better, notching a big win against the Dogs before outlasting Collingwood at the MCG, and they now sit at the top of the ladder at this very early stage.

They’ll have to contend with the imperious form of Buddy Franklin, who already has 12 goals this season and leads all comers.

The Sydney full forward has a pretty good record in these contests, but his typical opponent in Phil Davis generally prevents him from getting a big bag.

At the other end, Jeremy Cameron has also started the year well, but the Giants will be missing the influence of Toby Greene, missing for a second consecutive week.


Both sides are blessed by powerful midfields. Between Luke Parker, Josh P Kennedy, Dan Hanneberry, Isaac Heeney and Kieren Jack for the Swans, and Callan Ward, Lachie Whitfield, Stephen Coniglio, Josh Kelly and Dylan Shiel for the Giants it’s hard to split them.

The Swans head into this one as narrow favourites at the bookies, but I’d imagine most would see this game as too close to call.

Sydney are a stronger contested side, and the small SCG suits them more than the Giants.

But my feeling is that GWS seem to have started the season, and have a few more players at or near their peak form. I think on balance they can play the game on their teams for longer, and get a narrow win tonight.

GWS by 6 points.

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