Top rated: Sydney's Ryan O'Keefe and Hawthorn's Brad Sewell were both scored nine out of 10.

Top rated: Sydney's Ryan O'Keefe and Hawthorn's Brad Sewell were both scored nine out of 10. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

HAWTHORN

Luke Hodge 5
Looked more comfortable in the second half when he was in defence and could read the play. His week off showed earlier in the game when he was in the midfield.

Jarryd Roughead 3
Lacked presence in the forward 50, kicking three behinds, and had no influence in the ruck.

Jordan Lewis 6
Was as hard as ever but didn't have a huge impact on the game.

Matthew Suckling 5
He didn't hurt the Swans with his penetrating kicks like the Hawks would have hoped for.

Sam Mitchell 7
Arguably best on ground at half time. But went quiet in the second half.

Josh Gibson 5
Nullified Adam Goodes when forward but failed to give Hawthorn his usual drive and spoiling abilities.

Xavier Ellis 4
Kicked the first goal for the game but his body continues to let him down, preventing him from running out the match.

Shaun Burgoyne 6
Had to be moved into the midfield when Sydney got a run on. He made a strong impact with 10 tackles and eight clearances.

Clinton Young 4
Didn't give the Hawks the run that he usually provides and didn't have a big impact.

Brad Sewell 9
Heroic performance, 11 tackles, 11 clearances. Couldn't have done much more for his side.

Grant Birchall 4
The Hawks were badly hurt by Birchall, who got no run out of defence and was kept to just eight possessions up to three quarter time.

Isaac Smith 5
Kicked a massive goal during the Hawks' third quarter run but lacked consistency throughout the match.

Jack Gunston 4
He will be ruing two opportunist goals that he missed late in the final term. He went missing for large periods of the game.

David Hale 6
Brave performance from Hale, who was the best ruckman in the match. He kicked two goals and it could have been more after missing a shot early in the first quarter.

Shane Savage 2
Come on half way through the third quarter for Ellis and didn't have any influence.

Luke Bruest 5
Two important goals but was another forward for Hawthorn which drifted in and out of the match.

Lance Franklin 6
Could have been the match winner. But bad misses at crucial times hurt the Hawks.

Ben Stratton 5
Won most contests that he was involved in but was another who gave no rebound off half-back.

Ryan Schoenmakers 6
His best final for the campaign, not playing on a monster forward. He won most contests, getting the better of Sam Reid.

Liam Shiels 5
Couldn't subdue Lewis Jetta who turned the game for the Swans in the second quarter, with Jetta's pace getting the better of him.

Paul Puopolo 3
Failed to find the football with just six disposals and was unable to nullify Rhyce Shaw off half-back.

Cyril Rioli 4
Rioli had an influential third quarter but was well held by Nick Smith with just five disposals in the first half. He was beaten on the day.


SYDNEY SWANS

Rhyce Shaw 7
He is now an elite performer in this competition and along with Jetta was the architect of the Swans' second quarter dominance.

Jarrad McVeigh 8
Two big goals, including converting a 50 metre penalty which swung the tide back to favour the Swans. Another Swan who's had a stellar finals campaign.

Daniel Hannebery 8
Arguably his best game for the season and he displayed brilliant courage going back with the flight of the ball in a game changing moment in the first quarter. And he also kicked a big last quarter goal.

Ryan O'Keefe 9
The Norm Smith Medallist continued his brilliant finals form. He laid 15 tackles to go with his seven clearances and 28 disposals.

Nick Malceski 7
Kicked the first and the last goals in the match for the Sydney Swans. He showed a cool head and so much poise from start to finish, repelling many Hawthorn attacks with 10 rebounds in defence, the most in the match.

Mitch Morton 5
Two big second quarter goals justified his selection on the day. His improved defensive actions reflected the Swans' hard working culture.

Josh Kennedy 8
Capped off a stunning season with another influential performance. He stood strong late in the game when it was in the balance.

Craig Bird 6
Solid performance through the midfield and was a key contributor to the win, gathering 19 possessions, laying six tackles and some important clearances.

Kieren Jack 6
Failed to find the football that he would have liked with just 14 disposals but his two goals and 10 tackles were significant in the Swans' win.

Sam Reid 5
Had some important moments, most notably his goal on the run in the second quarter. While he needs to do more, this was his most influential final.

Jude Bolton 5
He played under duress and didn't have a huge influence on the game, finishing with 13 disposals. Like Shane Crawford it may be a fairy tale ending for a Swans warrior.

Ted Richards 5
Was beaten by Franklin but didn't take a backward step, playing under duress and winning some key battles late in the game.

Luke Parker 2
Came on as a sub, as he was for all three finals, and while he didn't get a chance to contribute he was a key contributor for the Swans throughout the season, deserving his premiership medallion.

Martin Mattner 6
Another Sydney defender who won his position and he continually restricted Hawthorn's small forwards.

Lewis Roberts-Thompson 6
Doesn't have the flair of a Goodes or a Jetta but he showed his importance yet again with two crucial marks deep in defence late in the last quarter. He would get a tick from John Longmire for the role he played.

Lewis Jetta 7
Had a quite second half but his run and leg speed was the key to the Swans' second quarter six goal burst.

Alex Johnson 6
An unsung hero for Sydney who rarely loses a contest and is another who had a terrific finals series.

Adam Goodes 5
Was hampered by a knee injury early in the match but his last quarter goal was one of the key moments in getting Sydney its premiership.

Mike Pyke 6
A fairytale story. With Mumford having no influence Pyke shouldered the ruck duties late in the game and should be proud of his performance.

Heath Grundy 6
Like Alex Johnson he gets the job done most weeks and nullified any Hawthorn forward he encountered.

Nick Smith 6
Another unheralded Swan who lowered the colours of Cyril Rioli, restricting to five disposals at half time.

Shane Mumford 3
Looked like he took an injury into the game and was well beaten by Hale. He had to be subbed out as a result.