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The struggling Sydney Swans will face another tough task, as they ‘host’ the Melbourne Demons at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:40pm (AEST).
After an impressive 41-point upset win over the Giants, the Swans have found the going a lot tougher since. They were held to a record-low score of 19 against Fremantle in a 31-point loss, before getting rolled in the first half before recovering to go down to the Power by 26 points. An escape from the bottom four seems unlikely.
Melbourne, on the other hand, find themselves in the box seat to make a miraculous return to the finals. They recovered from their tough loss to the Bulldogs last week by upsetting St Kilda, giving them four wins from their last five matches to give them a good shot at finishing eighth ahead of a sizeable chasing pack.
The Swans dropped their first meeting with the Demons last season, but enjoyed a stellar run of seven straight wins beforehand. Sydney haven’t lost consecutive matches against Melbourne since 2001. Neither side has played for premiership points in Cairns before.
Opening bounce: 4:40pm (AEST)
Venue: Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
TV: Fox Sports, Seven (NSW only)
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
B: Harry Cunningham, Lewis Melican, Robbie Fox
HB: Jake Lloyd, Aliir Aliir, Will Hayward
C: Justin McInerney, James Rowbottom, Oliver Florent
HF: Luke Parker, Sam Reid, Jordan Dawson
F: Sam Wicks, Tom McCartin, Hayden McLean
FOL: Callum Sinclair, Josh Kennedy, Tom Papley
I/C: Ryan Clarke, Jackson Thurlow, Nick Blakey, Lewis Taylor
B: Jake Lever, Steven May, Adam Tomlinson
HB: Christian Salem, Oscar McDonald, Trent Rivers
C: Ed Langdon, Jack Viney, Nathan Jones
HF: James Harmes, Sam Weideman, Christian Petracca
F: Bayley Fritsch, Mitch Brown, Jake Melksham
FOL: Max Gawn, Angus Brayshaw, Clayton Oliver
I/C: Charlie Spargo, Alex Neal-Bullen, Josh Wagner, Joel Smith