AFL Late Mail – Round 3 (Part 1)

SYDNEY vs COLLINGWOOD

SCG – Friday 7:50 PM (AEST)

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Sydney

The Swans are without a win after two matches, but coach John Longmire is not expected to make too many changes to his side.

One Change that Longmire is forced to make is replacing Kurt Tippett who injured his ankle in round 2 and is expected to keep him sidelined for at least a month.

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Darcy Cameron is a strong possibility to replace him in the side. Cameron had a strong performance in the NEAFL last week, picking up 12 disposals, 16 hit-outs and booting two goal.

Callum Sinclair is also putting his hand up to break his way back in the side, also kicking two goal and have 14 hit-outs last week in NEAFL.

Brandon Jack, Jack Maibum, Shaun Edwards and James Rose all having strong performances in the reserves and will be putting their hands up for selection.


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Finally some good news for coach Nathan Buckley with Levi Greenwood and talented small forward Jamie Elliott are expected to be available selection in round 3.

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Match fitness will be concern for Buckley with both players. He may decide a week in the VFL will help improve their match fitness. But desperate coaches make desperate decision and he may decide they are required players to take on the Swans.

Travis Varco is expected to slot straight back into Buckley’s 22 after serving a one-match suspension for his high bump on Bulldogs Luke Dalhaus in round 1.

Defenders Lynden Dunn and Matthew Scharenberg names will be in the conversation at the selection table.