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Sydney Swans AFL grand final pen pix

AAP logoAAP 29/09/2016 Adrian Warren and Roger Vaughan

Sydney Swans 2016 AFL grand final pen pix of players likely to come under selection consideration.

BACKS

44. Jake Lloyd

Age: 23. Ht: 180cm. Wt: 76kg. Games 68. Goals 17. Finals:8. Grand finals: 1

Enjoyed a breakout season and has performed well as both a wingman and half-back.

39. Heath Grundy

Age: 30 Ht:192cm. Wt: 106kg. Games: 212. Goals: 23. Finals: 15. Grand finals: 2.

A key defensive linchpin who answered some early-season criticism by having an outstanding campaign.

40. Nick Smith

Age 28. Ht: 183cm. Wt:: 79kg. Games: 166. Goals: 9. Finals:17. Grand finals: 2.

One of the competition's most accomplished and consistent small defenders, who invariably takes the opposition's most dangerous small forward.

HALF BACKS

4. Callum Mills

Age: 19. Ht: 186cm. Wt: 80kg. Games; 21. Goals: 1. Finals: 1. Grand finals: 0

The Rising Star winner has displayed amazing poise in an unfamiliar half-back role. Recalled after recovering from a hamstring injury.

11. Jeremy Laidler

Age: 27. Ht: 190cm. Wt: 89kg. Games: 83. Goals: 7. Finals: 6. Grand finals: 0

Capable of playing on small and tall forwards. Had a solid game in the preliminary final win over Geelong.

24. Dane Rampe

Age: 26. Ht: 188cm. Wt: 87kg. Games: 97. Goals: 6. Finals: 11. Grand finals: 1.

Outstanding All Australian back who can lock down small or tall forwards and provide rebound out of defence.

CENTRES

15. Kieren Jack

Age: 29. Ht:178cm. Wt: 75kg. Games: 209. Goals: 144. Finals: 18. Grand finals: 2

Tough, quick and savvy, capable of producing team-lifting moments.

12. Josh Kennedy

Age: 28. Ht: 188cm. Wt: 93kg. Games: 182. Goals 112. Finals: 18. Grand finals: 2

An absolute bull in the contest and a clearance supremo who provides grunt and toughness.

3. Jarrad McVeigh

Age; 31. Ht: 184cm: Wt: 74kg. Games: 286. Goals: 192. Finals; 24. Grand finals: 3

Inspirational co-captain who rarely wastes a possession. Has overcome a calf injury to be recalled.

HALF FORWARDS

6. Tom Mitchell

Age: 23. Ht: 181cm. Wt: 83kg. Games: 64. Goals; 36. Finals: 7, Grand finals: 0

A prolific possession getter who has gone to another level this year.

23. Lance Franklin

Age; 29. Ht: 197cm. Wt: 107kg. Games: 246. Goals: 786. Finals: 20. Grand finals: 4

The most-dangerous forward in the game, capable of single-handedly tilting a match in his team's favour.

26. Luke Parker

Age: 23. Ht: 183cm. Wt: :85kg. Games: 126. Goals; 102. Finals: 14. Grand finals: 2

A high possession getter and formidable contest winner who can also take marks going forward and kick goals.

FORWARDS

41. Tom Papley

Age: 20. Ht: 176cm. Wt: 71kg. Games: 19. Goals: 29. Finals: 3. Grand finals: 0

A tenacious first-year forward who pressures opposing defenders and is a fine kick for goal.

8. Kurt Tippett

Age: 29. Ht: 202cm. Wt: 108kg. Games; 168. Goals: 318. Finals: 15. Grand finals: 1

A veteran player who can provide value both as a ruckman and key forward.

21. Ben McGlynn

Age: 31. Ht: 172cm. Wt: 76kg. Games: 170. Goals: 195. Finals: 14. Grand finals: 1

Plays above his modest physical dimensions with his pressure and goalkicking making him a valued contributor

FOLLOWERS

35 Sam Naismith

Age: 24. Ht: 206cm, Wt: 108kg. Games: 12. Goals: 3. Finals: 3 Grand finals: 0

Has blossomed over the second half of the season to become an increasingly influential figure in the ruck

4. Dan Hannebery

Age: 25. Ht: 181cm. Wt: 79kg. Games: 169. Goals: 82. Finals: 18. Grand finals: 2

One of the best on-ballers going around and a key figure in the Swans' deep midfield division

5. Isaac Heeney

Age: 20. Ht 184cm. Wt: 80 kg. Games: 37. Goals: 44. Finals 5. Grand finals:0

One of the competition's young champions, he can influence a game from any position with his courage and determination.

INTERCHANGE

10. Zak Jones

Age: 21. Ht: 181cm. Wt: 79kg. Games: 30. Goals: 4. Finals 3. Grand finals: 0.

Exciting young rebounding defender who has regained a spot after overcoming a late season ankle injury.

29. George Hewett

Age: 20. Ht: 185cm. Wt: 83kg. Games: 23. Goals: 17. Finals: 3. Grand finals: 0

An unsung role player who pressures opposing defenders and chips in with the odd goal.

42. Xavier Richards

Age: 23. Ht: 195cm. Wt: 91kg. Games: 11. Goals: 13. Finals: 3. Grand finals: 0

Converted from a defender in mid-season, has provided another tall forward target.

16. Gary Rohan

Age: 25. Ht: 188cm. Wt: 90kg. Games: 78. Goals: 66. Finals: 12. Grand finals: 1

Provides X-factor with his speed, making him both an attacking and defending threat.

EMERGENCIES

7. Harry Cunningham

Age: 22. Ht: 182kg. Wt: 78kg. Games: 70. Goals: 36. Finals: 7. Grand finals: 1

Member of Sydney's 2014 grand final side, the speedster has not played in this year's finals series.

31. Harrison Marsh

Age: 22. Ht: 189cm. Wt: 82kg. Games: 7. Goals: 0. Finals: 3. Grand finals: 0

An emerging defender who broke into the team in the second half of the season, but dropped for McVeigh.

13. Toby Nankervis

Age: 22. Ht: 199cm. Wt: 106kg. Games: 12. Goals: 3. Finals: 1. Grand finals: 0

Second-year player, dropped when Kurt Tippett returned from injury for the preliminary final.

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