Sydney Swans v St Kilda: AFL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to the Sydney Swans v St Kilda on Saturday night (25 June) including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch on Kayo.

Swans’ supporters during last year’s round 12 match against St Kilda. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Swans’ supporters during last year’s round 12 match against St Kilda. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The final of four top eight matches takes place at the SCG on Saturday 25 June with the Sydney Swans hosting St Kilda.

Watch live here on Kayo and catch up on all the news in the lead-up.

Swans v Saints preview

Both teams find themselves just inside the eight, on percentage, and are each coming off surprise losses to less fancied rivals last weekend.

The Saints went down to Essendon by 35 at Marvel Stadium, but will be rejoined by returning star Jack Steele for the trip to Sydney, with coach Brett Ratten confirming his availability early in the week. But Brad Hill won’t play due to personal reasons, Paddy Ryder has been managed and Jack Higgins was dropped.

Sydney will be missing ruckman Peter Ladhams to suspension after his gut punch to Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines in last Saturday’s 82-59 loss, cost him a week. The high emotion of facing his former club getting the better of the big man.

Tom Hickey is expected to come into the side for the Swans’ SCG return. Buddy Franklin returned from suspension against Port Adelaide but returned just the one goal.

Peter Ladhams cost himself a week against his old club last week. Picture: Mark Brake/Getty Images
Peter Ladhams cost himself a week against his old club last week. Picture: Mark Brake/Getty Images

What time is Swans v Saints?

The game starts at 7.25pm (AEST), 6.55pm (ACST) and 5.25pm (AWST) on Saturday 25 June.

Where is it being played?

The Sydney Cricket Ground.

How do I watch the game?

The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its AFL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.

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How can I watch more Swans and Saints matches?

Sydney Swans team page on Kayo

St Kilda team page on Kayo

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What news do I need to know ahead of Saturday?

CodeSports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.

INCLUDING the St Kilda’s admission that the merits of a Jordan De Goey signing have been discussed, Friday night winners in the next fixture reveal and early mail for round 15.

PLUS AFL SuperCoach.

History between Swans and Saints

Recent history indicates home ground advantage is significant in Swans-St Kilda matches with five of the past six matches favouring the hosts. The one exception came four years ago at Marvel Stadium when Sydney smashed the Saints by 71.

As a bit of trivia, the biggest match these two clubs have played this century came at the MCG in 2005 when the Swans won their way through to that drought-breaking Grand Final. They would famously and nervously wait on the outcome of another gut punch, this time by Barry Hall to Matthew Macguire.

Team Lists

All the ins and outs for the SCG:

Sydney Swans

B: D.Rampe, T.McCartin, P.McCartin

HB: J.McInerney, H.Cunningham, J.Lloyd

C: O.Florent, L.Parker, N.Blakey

HF: W.Hayward, E.Gulden, S.Reid

F: I.Heeney, L.Franklin, T.Papley

FOLL: T.Hickey, C.Mills, C.Warner

I/C: R.Clarke, B.Campbell, L.McDonald, J.Rowbottom

EMG: H.McLean, R.Fox, S.Wicks, D.Stephens

IN: T.Hickey, R.Clarke

OUT: P.Ladhams (suspended), C.O’Riordan (injured), S.Wicks (omitted)

St Kilda

B: C.Wilkie, D.Howard, J.Battle

HB: H.Clark, J.Sinclair, J.Webster

C: R.Byrnes, B.Crouch, J.Billings

HF: B.Long, T.Membrey, J.Gresham

F: D.Butler, M.King, Z.Jones

FOLL: R.Marshall, J.Steele, S.Ross

I/C: M.Windhager, B.Paton, N.Wanganeen-Milera, C.Sharman

EMG: D.Joyce, J.Lienert, M.Wood, J.Higgins

IN: J.Steele, C.Sharman

OUT: B.Hill (personal reasons), J.Higgins (omitted), P.Ryder (managed)

Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin against the Power last week. Picture: Mark Brake/Getty Images
Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin against the Power last week. Picture: Mark Brake/Getty Images

Live score update

Keep up to date here for when you’re on the move.

Where can I watch more round 15 AFL matches?

Melbourne Demons v Brisbane Lions

Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn

West Coast Eagles v Essendon

Carlton v Fremantle

Geelong Cats v Richmond

North Melbourne v Adelaide Crows

Collingwood v GWS Giants

Port Adelaide v Gold Coast Suns

Where can I read more AFL?

See the AFL section on CodeSports, or visit the AFL section on your main state news website – Herald Sun / Adelaide Advertiser / Daily Telegraph / Courier Mail

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