Sydney Swans are looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the 2015 AFL season when they host Western Bulldogs at the SCG. The Swans had threatened to pull off one of the comebacks of the year for the second time already this season at the weekend, but unlike in round 1 against Essendon, the margin afforded to Fremantle early in the game ultimately proved decisive.
After spending two weeks playing in the reserves Adam Goodes has earned a recall to the senior side for this clash. The experience of Goodes may help the Swans avoid conceding so much of the play in the opening stages, providing the ideal platform for their star forwards to take the game away from their opponents.
The return of Goodes has been tempered somewhat by the loss of Isaac Heeney to an ankle injury. Ben McGlynn and Harry Cunningham have also lost their places in the starting side to Tom Mitchell and Dean Towers.
The Bulldogs arrive in Sydney as the most improved team of the year so far, highlighted by last weekends 57 point victory over the previously unbeaten Adelaide Crows.
Fans attending the game should stay inside the SCG after the game as the NEAFL encounter between Sydney Swans and Sydney Uni will now take place after the AFL game. Kick-off is now scheduled for 17:10.
Saturday 2nd May, Sydney Cricket Ground Moore Park 14:10
Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs
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