Harry Cunningham - 4
The midfielder, who lined up on Shaun Higgins, Nick Dal Santo and Shaun Atley at various stages of the contest, had little impact and had his colours lowered on the night.

Adam Goodes - 8
The Swans champion's phenomenal workrate was a joy to watch in what he later confirmed was his final AFL game. He kicked the first goal of the match after a fortuitous 50m penalty and added another in the final term with the final kick of his career. Finished with 18 touches and 10 marks to be among his side's best.

Heath Grundy - 6
Was under enormous pressure for most of the match as the Swans struggled to clear the footy from defence. Played on Ben Brown and Jarrad Waite at various stages, but was often scrambling to pick up a loose player following a Swans turnover further up the field.

Every Kangaroo rated

Dan Hannebery - 5
The hard-running midfielder's best moments of the match were in the third term, when the Swans were surging forward after a below-par first half. But he struggled to break through the lines and was well held by Kangaroo Ben Jacobs. 

Isaac Heeney - 6
Played mostly as a forward and kicked a goal in the second term, but was kept in check and lacked the space to be at his creative best given how slow the Swans moved the footy forward. 

Lewis Jetta - 2
The crowd-lifting run-and-carry with the footy that has been a trademark of Jetta's game this season was nowhere to be seen and it was little surprise he was substituted before three-quarter time. Had just seven touches. 

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Jeremy Laidler - 6
Was one of too few Swans who offered a running option on the ground, managing to pick up 10 handball receives. But lacked time and space to be creative, with many of his touches under pressure. 

Josh Kennedy - 7
Had a quiet opening term before springing to life with a huge third quarter where he collected 10 possessions, had three inside 50s and kicked a goal. But lacked enough support and could not carry his team over the line. 

Zak Jones - 3
Replaced Jetta in the third term and was immediately in the thick of the action as he spent some time running alongside Kangaroos ball magnet Nick Dal Santo. Had little impact from the limited opportunity. 

Jake Lloyd - 5
Ended the night with 17 possessions on a difficult night that saw him thrown forward in the third term as the Swans coaching staff swung the changes in a bid to find a combination capable of kicking a winning score. 

Ben McGlynn - 7
Did very well on Brent Harvey, who had only limited opportunities to show off his brilliant skills. However, a momentary lapse was enough for the let the veteran Kangaroo sneak away and kick a goal in the second term. 

Jarrad McVeigh – 6
Spent a lot of the night as the spare man in defence, but some clever and well thought out Kangaroos positioning meant McVeigh wasn't able to create the type of run out of defence that has been a trademark of his game in recent years. 

Tom Mitchell - 5
The Swans midfielder spent parts of the match running with Jack Ziebell, who was one of the Kangaros' best, as well as Shaun Atley, who also had a fair bit of the footy. Although Mitchell had 19 possessions, they were often backward of centre. 

Mike Pyke - 5
It was a tough challenge for the Swans big man, who battled the game's premier ruckman around the grounds and faced either Michael Firrito or Scott Thompson when playing as a resting forward. Pike had 19 hit-outs, but the Swans lost the clearances 40-30 and he gave away five free kicks. 

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Dane Rampe - 7
Was given a big challenge at the start of the match when he went to Jarrad Waite up forward. But was thrown around the ground a bit and ended up the Swans' leading possession winner with 31 disposals. 

Ted Richards - 6
Tried his best to hold the backline together under fierce pressure for most of the night. Spent a large portion of the match minding Drew Petrie, who kicked just one goal but could have had more given the Kangaroos veteran missed three set shots. 

Gary Rohan - 6
Was pretty much the only Swan able to regularly break away from the contest and carry the footy through the lines due to his pace. But unfortunately for the Swans there wasn't enough of that blistering run to spark the home side back into the contest. 

James Rose - 3
Was barely sighted, but did have a golden opportunity when he marked 25m out in the forward in the forward pocket in the third term. Rather than go back and take the set shot, Rose hurriedly played on, and his snap hooked just the other side of the post. It was a poor miss, as a goal would have put the Swans back within two points. 

Rhyce Shaw - 5
Shaw displayed only glimpses of the qualities, which have made him a mainstay of the Swans' lineup over so many years. He hardly had the chance to run and carry the footy, given how much time was spent looking for loose Kangaroos players after a Swans turnover. 

Nick Smith - 7
Had enough of the footy, but was another player who did not take his opportunity in front of goal when the Swans were charging hard at the Kangaroos after half-time. 

Kurt Tippett - 8
The big man did a mountain of work, taking the centre bounces, going up forward and also pitching in around the ground against Todd Goldstein. Tippett pulled down 10 marks and was one of the Swans' best, but was let down by some poor kicking at goal. 

Dean Towers – 4
Another of the Swans' second-year players who played below their best. Towers, who matched up against Sam Wright and Lachlan Hanson during various stages of the match, ended the night with 12 touches and four marks.