Sydney Swans

Bombers v Hawks

Round one 2017 AFL fixture announced

The first round fixture of the 2017 AFL season has been released, with Essendon's banned players to return on Saturday night against Hawthorn at the MCG.

Hawks put sport as business over loyalty

Sam Mitchell (left) and Jordan Lewis (front centre) are two of six Hawks to make the cut.

Sally is a friend of mine. She is a smart woman, tertiary educated and has a deep love of sport. She has grown up in it and understands it. She is passionate about Hawthorn a club for whom she holds a love that might even outshine that for her four children. Almost.

Banged up Swans await news on Hannebery's knee

Cruel injury: Dan Hannebery leaves the field during the grand final.

Sydney midfielder Dan Hannebery will undergo scans to make sure he has avoided damage to his anterior cruciate ligament as Swans chairman Andrew Pridham vowed the club will return better and stronger next year.

Where to now for beaten Swans?

Tom Mitchell: A decision on his future set to be made this week.

At some point in the next week or two Tom Mitchell will tell Sydney whether he will stay with the side his father played for or leave for one of the Swans' most fierce rivals, Hawthorn. It will be seen as a loss for the Swans if he heads south but nowhere near the body blow it may seem.