Swans and GIANTS Academies face first away-game challenge

The first away-leg of the 2018 NAB AFL Academy Series for both the Sydney Swans and GIANTS Academies plays out this weekend.

The GIANTS have flown to Queensland where they will take on the Gold Coast Suns Academy, tomorrow at 1pm.

Liam Delahunty has been named to play for the GIANTS after returning from New Zealand where he represented the NAB AFL Academy against the NZ Hawks in an ANZAC Day commemoration match on Tuesday.

Cameron Edwards has been named too, despite leaving the field with a shoulder injury in Round 2, however NAB AFL Academy member, Matthew Walker has not made the trip to Broadbeach.

The visitors will have to quell possession-getters, Cooper Portelli and Bailey Scott from the Suns if they are to return to Sydney with a win, but with both sides coming off losses of less than four goals, each team will be eager to prove a point.

The Swans face the tough task of the Northern Territory in Alice Springs on Saturday at 5pm.

While the Swans are running on the momentum of two wins from two starts, the unfamiliar conditions of the Alice could prove difficult to overcome.

The Swans will also be without Round 2 seven-goal gun, Nick Blakey who is being rested for Round 3, but expected to return when the Swans take on Tasmania.


Selected GIANTS Academy team

Backs 27. Guy Richardson 47. James Pope 2. Edward Perryman
Half-Backs 44. Daniel Cerni 29. Riley Budd 15. Jack Adamson
Centres 17. Jeromy Lucas 26. Liam Delahunty 28. Matthew McGrory
Half-Forwards 14. Shaun Driscoll 25. Tom Green 9. Nathan Coxall
Forwards 30. Baylee Jones 31. Riley Corbett 10. James Peatling
Followers 34. Kieren Briggs 18. Ryan Allen 20. Jai Reed
Interchange 4. Cameron Edwards 49. Daniel Foley 45. William Clark
  21. Maxwell Beaumont 24. Nicholas Murray 33. Michael Driscoll
  46. Joshua Buchanan



Selected Sydney Swans Academy team

Backs 31. Noah Casalini 32. Luke Parks 29. Nicholas Brewer
Half-Backs 10. Connor Flanagan 38. Michael Carroll 33. Kyle McKeller
Centres 16. Joshua Stern 24. Samuel Wicks 25. Lachlan Swaney
Half-Forwards 1. Zachary Cameron 26. Bailey Stewart 27. Matthew Kannan
Forwards 20. Samuel Thorne 8. Kyle Veerhuis 36. Joey Reinhard
Ruck 23. Cooper Kilpatrick 34. Rory Barkley 28. Jackson Barling
Interchange 37. Harry Maguire 6. Reed Van Huisstede 19. Isaac Bartholomaeus
  14. Kyle Martin 15. Tom Meacham


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