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  • Sydney Swans v Port Adelaide
  • Round 1 - 16:35 AEDT, Mar 25, 2017
  • SCG
  • 25° Shower or two
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Form

Recent Encounters

Round Result Venue Replay
R20, 2016

Sydney Swans 14.16 (100)

Port Adelaide4.9 (33)

SCG Replay
R14, 2015

Sydney Swans 14.10 (94)

Port Adelaide12.12 (84)

SCG Replay
R2, 2015

Port Adelaide 6.8 (44)

Sydney Swans14.8 (92)

AO Replay
R20, 2014

Port Adelaide 7.16 (58)

Sydney Swans12.12 (84)

AO Replay
R13, 2014

Sydney Swans 14.14 (98)

Port Adelaide13.16 (94)

SCG Replay
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0 Inside 50 0
0 Contested Possessions 0
0 Tackles 0
0 Hit-Outs 0
0 Free Kicks 0

* Season Averages

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Match preview: Sydney v Port Adelaide

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AFL 2016 Rd 20 - Sydney v Port Adelaide

Luke Parker will have a big say on proceedings on Saturday

SUMMARY
The Swans enter round one as heavy favourites against Port at the SCG, considering when these two teams met at the venue late last year it was the Bloods that triumphed by 67 points. New captain Josh Kennedy leads a star-studded midfield division alongside fellow 2016 All Australians Luke Parker and Dan Hannebery, and that match-up with Port skipper Travis Boak, Robbie Gray and Ollie Wines should be pivotal to the result. The Power defence will have to find a way to shut down superstar Swan Lance Franklin, as well as Kurt Tippett and the returning Sam Reid, and if their midfield can't put the clamps on the home side's onballers, it could be a long night for Ken Hinkley's men. At the other other of the ground, veteran Heath Grundy will have the big job on Power forward Charlie Dixon.

WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Saturday, March 25, 4.35pm AEDT
TV AND RADIO: Click here for broadcast guide

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R20, 2016, Sydney 14.16 (100) d Port Adelaide 4.9 (33) at the SCG
R14, 2015, Sydney 14.10 (94) d Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) at the SCG
R2, 2015, Sydney 14.8 (92) d Port Adelaide 6.8 (44) at Adelaide Oval
R20, 2014, Sydney 12.12 (84) d Port Adelaide 7.16 (58) at Adelaide Oval
R13, 2014, Sydney 14.14 (98) d Port Adelaide 13.16 (94) at the SCG

THE SIX POINTS
1. When these teams last played the Swans kicked six goals to no score in the opening quarter, and led by 49 points at half-time. Luke Parker was best on ground with 39 disposals, 22 of them contested, and had 11 clearances.

2.Sydney has dominated Port Adelaide recently, winning the past five matches and 13 of the last 14; the Power's only win since 2007 was in round 13, 2013.

3. The Swans and Power have clashed 14 times at the SCG previously, with 11 wins to the home side, including the last seven.

4. Sydney was a high disposal team in 2016, ranked second for disposals per game with 396.5; they were ranked first for contested possessions thanks to an average of 164.2 per game.

5. The Swans dominated most opposition in 2016 at the SCG, winning 10 of 12 games including five by more than 50 points. The Power won five of nine interstate matches in 2016.

6. New Swans captain Josh Kennedy begins the season at No.2 on the AFL's official player ratings, while Port star Robbie Gray is one spot further back, and the pair are sure to cross paths in the middle of the SCG.

IT’S A BIG WEEK FOR… Sam Reid.
The athletic forward failed to play a senior game last year after a horror run with hamstring, calf and Achilles issues, so will be like a new recruit for the Swans. With Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett, Reid gives his side three dangerous tall options inside 50.

PREDICTION: Sydney Swans by 40 points.

2017 AFL Tipping

Team Lineups

Team Lineups

Sydney Swans

B

  • Dane Rampe,
  • Heath Grundy,
  • Nick Smith

HB

  • Callum Mills,
  • Jeremy Laidler,
  • Harrison Marsh

C

  • Zak Jones,
  • Dan Hannebery,
  • Jake Lloyd

HF

  • Kieren Jack,
  • Lance Franklin,
  • Dean Towers

F

  • Sam Reid,
  • Kurt Tippett,
  • Daniel Robinson

Fol

  • Sam Naismith,
  • Josh P. Kennedy,
  • Luke Parker

I/C

  • Harry Cunningham,
  • Oliver Florent,
  • Jordan Foote,
  • George Hewett

Emg

  • Shaun Edwards,
  • Will Hayward,
  • Callum Sinclair

NO CHANGE

In

  • No Change

New

  • Oliver Florent

Milestones:

  • Jordan Foote  - Played 1st game

Port Adelaide

B

  • Darcy Byrne-Jones,
  • Tom Clurey,
  • Jack Hombsch

HB

  • Matthew Broadbent,
  • Tom Jonas,
  • Dan Houston

C

  • Brad Ebert,
  • Ollie Wines,
  • Jared Polec

HF

  • Sam Gray,
  • Justin Westhoff,
  • Chad Wingard

F

  • Jackson Trengove,
  • Charlie Dixon,
  • Aaron Young

Fol

  • Paddy Ryder,
  • Travis Boak,
  • Robbie Gray

I/C

  • Sam Powell-Pepper,
  • Hamish Hartlett,
  • Karl Amon,
  • Brett Eddy

Emg

  • Jake Neade,
  • Matthew White,
  • Joe Atley

NO CHANGE

In

  • No Change

New

  • Dan Houston,
  • Sam Powell-Pepper,
  • Brett Eddy

Milestones:

  • Travis Boak  - Playing 200th game

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