It is the Swans first premiership since 2005, denying the minor premiers the Hawks their shot at the flag. Continue reading
Sydney v Hawthorn: this is the battle of the two best teams from season 2012. The Hawks: the minor premiers, an incredible running team, and a powerful forward combination. The Swans: battle-hardened and consistent. Their squad has depth from one end to another. And they’ve caused upsets in the past.
Up against the Swans at ANZ Stadium tonight, Collingwood faces an uphill battle away from home. The Swans have the benefit of the returning Heath Grundy, while Ben McGlynn is omitted due to his hamstring injury. Collingwood loses Alan Didak to a calf injury, making way for Ben Sinclair.
Collingwood will face Sydney at ANZ Stadium on Friday night. The Swans will be raring to go after their qualifying final win against the Crows, while the Magpies are coming off a triumphant, emotionally driven victory over the West Coast Eagles.