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Sunday football in Round 17 concludes as the Sydney Swans tackle the Gold Coast Suns at The Gabba. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:10pm (AEST).
After what had been an encouraging second half to the season, Sydney let a golden opportunity slip the other night after surrendering a 39-point lead to lose to Carlton by five points. Coach John Longmire was clearly unhappy in the rooms after the match, so expect to see a response from the Swans.
They’ll still be massive underdogs against the high-flying Brisbane Lions, however. They’ve won five in a row and flexed their muscles somewhat against the Gold Coast Suns on Wednesday night after a run of close shaves. With a shot at the minor premiership still on the cards, they won’t be putting their feet up at all.
Brisbane broke an astonishing run of 11 consecutive losses to Sydney last year with a 22-point win at The Gabba. They’ll be aiming to win consecutive matches against the Swans for the first time since 2009.
Opening bounce: 6:10pm (AEST)
Venue: Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
TV: Fox Sports, Seven (NSW, QLD only)
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
B: Robbie Fox, Lewis Melican, Harry Cunningham
HB: Jake Lloyd, Aliir Aliir, Callum Mills
C: Jackson Thurlow, Luke Parker, Ollie Florent
HF: James Bell, Sam Reid, Will Hayward
F: Sam Wicks, Tom McCartin, Tom Papley
FOL: Joel Amartey, Josh Kennedy, Nick Blakey
I/C: Dylan Stephens, Ryan Clarke, Justin McInerney, Lewis Taylor
B: Daniel Rich, Darcy Gardiner, Jack Payne
HB: Zac Bailey, Ryan Lester, Noah Answerth
C: Mitch Robinson, Hugh McCluggage, Callum Ah Chee
HF: Dayne Zorko, Daniel McStay, Cam Rayner
F: Keidean Coleman, Eric Hipwood, Charlie Cameron
FOL: Oscar McInerney, Jarryd Lyons, Lachie Neale
I/C: Grant Birchall, Mitchell Hinge, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Archie Smith