Swans bid for three in a row

19 May 2017 20:44:50 GMTPlus11
Swans coach John Longmire

Kurt Tippett is in for Sydney as they take on St Kilda looking for a third straight win.

The Swans didn't break their duck this year until a fortnight ago when they beat Brisbane by 54 points.

Since then they've also seen off North Melbourne by 42 points, with coach John Longmire making three changes from the team that defeated the Kangaroos.

Tippett is included along with Dane Rampe and Gary Rohan for the Etihad Stadium clash.

Veteran Jarrad McVeigh (hamstring) and Sam Naismith (knee) are forced out of the side, while Harry Marsh has been dropped.

The Saints have brought Paddy McCartin back in following good form in the VFL, and he takes the place of Josh Bruce, who has kicked just three goals and had 14 possessions across the past two weeks.

Midfielder Koby Stevens returns from suspension and Daniel McKenzie has been called on for his first game this season.

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson has left out Darren Minchington, while Jimmy Webster is ruled out with a hand problem.

The Saints are 51/50 to beat Sydney, who are 5/6.

The Swans are 93/100 with a 4.5-points start.

Josh Schache has been dropped by Brisbane for Saturday's meeting with Adelaide.

There's speculation about the key forward's future, and the No.2 draft pick will not take on the Crows.

Captain Dayne Beams and midfielder Hugh McCluggage are brought in, with rookie Matthew Hammelmann called on for his first game this season.

Star midfielder Tom Rockliff (shoulder) is out, with Rohan Bewick dropped.

The Crows have named No.15 draft pick Jordan Gallucci for his debut and promoted Hugh Greenwood, a former US college basketballer, from the rookie list for his first game.

Defender Jake Lever is back, while forward Troy Menzel (quad) is out and Jenkins and David Mackay dropped.

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