Saturday (16/05/2015) fourth AFL 2015 Round 7 match is between Sydney Swans and Geelong Cats. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:20 local time with the game to be played at ANZ Stadium. The home team Sydney Swans are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Sydney Swans and Geelong Cats.
When: 19:20 | Saturday 16/05/2015
Where: ANZ Stadium
Tip: Sydney Swans at $1.31
B Rhyce Shaw, Ted Richards, Nick Smith
HB Sam Reid, Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe
C Dan Hannebery, Josh P. Kennedy, Lewis Jetta
HF Luke Parker, Lance Franklin, Jarrad McVeigh
F Gary Rohan, Kurt Tippett, Adam Goodes
FOLL Mike Pyke, Tom Mitchell, Kieren Jack
I/C Jake Lloyd, Jeremy Laidler, Ben McGlynn, Dean Towers
EMG Harry Cunningham, Brandon Jack, Sam Naismith
IN Dean Towers
OUT Isaac Heeney (knee)
B Jackson Thurlow, Tom Lonergan, Jed Bews
HB Corey Enright, Jared Rivers, Harry Taylor
C Mitch Duncan, Joel Selwood, Jordan Murdoch
HF Steven Motlop, Tom Hawkins, Josh Caddy
F Cory Gregson, Mitch Clark, Shane Kersten
FOLL Rhys Stanley, Steve Johnson, Cameron Guthrie
I/C Sam Blease, Mark Blicavs, Darcy Lang, Mathew Stokes
EMG Nakia Cockatoo, George Horlin-Smith, Josh Walker
IN Sam Blease, Mathew Stokes
OUT Josh Cowan (Hamstring), Nakia Cockatoo
NEW Sam Blease
Sydney co-captain Jarrad McVeigh says there’s no need for the Swans to panic after successive losses, as he prepares to face his old mentor Paul Roos.
The Swans head into next Saturday’s MCG clash with Roos’s Melbourne side off their first set of back-to-back losses in over a year.
A 14-point defeat away to Fremantle was followed by a four point loss to Western Bulldogs, which drops the Swans back into the mid-table pack, with a 3-2 record.
“It’s concerning to lose full stop, two in a row you never want to do that,” McVeigh said on Sunday.
“We were really motivated to put in a really good performance, we knew they were in good form.
“It’s not panic stations by any means. We’ve just got to get back to the way we want to play.
“I think our effort and our hardness has been there, it’s just the execution under pressure is what we’re lacking at the moment.”
Next Saturday’s game will represent the second time Roos will have coached against the club he steered to the 2005 flag, after the Swans defeated the Demons by 31 points at the MCG last year.
McVeigh said Melbourne were now adding flair in attack to the defensive improvements Roos had overseen.
“He’s gone down there and taught them the right way to play footy,” McVeigh said.
‘We’ll be ready for a big contest against them, we know Roosy.
“The way they play, it’s a very one-on-one contested style.”
McVeigh credited Roos with turning him into a two-way player.
“He was my first coach when I first arrived at the Swans, so he had a huge impact on my career,” McVeigh said of Roos.
“He taught me how the game is played and I had to learn a lot from him.
“Coming from the juniors you have a lot of attacking flair, but I had to tag there for a while and that taught me how to play on the best players.”
Swans’ coach John Longmire was non-committal about how Adam Goodes performed in his comeback game on Saturday, but McVeigh offered a more positive assessment.
“I thought he was good, he provided a lot of pressure and kicked a couple of goals and played his role for us.”
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