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Sydney Swans get the PM's support

AAP logoAAP 29/09/2016

Malcolm Turnbull hasn't been swayed by the Western Bulldogs bandwagon.

Despite their underdog status and the fact he believes they're "sentimental favourites", the prime minister is still tipping the Sydney Swans to take out the AFL grand final on Saturday.

"They train in my electorate in Wentworth so I always support the Swans," he told 3AW radio on Friday.

He's picking the Swans will win by eight points.

He admired the sport, he said, but was more interested in rugby and played it until his early 20s.

"I've always admired the speed and athleticism of AFL . It is extraordinary," he said.

He also urged footy players and fans to proudly sing the national anthem at the grand final, dismissing a boycott call from outspoken indigenous sportsman Anthony Mundine.

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