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Sydney Swans

Lions sorry over banner ban

Sydney Swans players were happy after their game but their cheer squad wasn't.

The Brisbane Lions apologised to the Sydney cheer squad after a misunderstanding prevented the Swans' banner being allowed on the field prior to Sunday's match between the two clubs.

Swans youngsters pass test: Rampe

Sydney's Kieren Jack and rookie defender Aliir Aliir celebrate the win on Sunday.

​Sydney defender Dane Rampe has hailed the efforts of the youngest Swans backline in recent memory, but stressed his club's form is still nowhere near where they want it to be.

Leppitsch questions stretcher rules

Lions coach Justin Leppitsch speaks to an official about the stretcher rules after Sunday's match.

Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch was furious in the aftermath of his side's narrow loss to the Swans at the Gabba, and was seen angrily addressing a match official after an incident where a stretcher was called for Swans ruckman Callum Sinclair in the dying minutes of the game.

Swans battle rotations with science

Century and a half: Dan Hannebery.

Only two Swans have taken less time than Dan Hannebery to play 150 games. The player who was quickest doesn't expect there to be many in the future who will reach the mark at similar pace.

Booing of Jetta not racist, say Swans

Frenemies: Lance Franklin and former teammate Lewis Jetta embrace following the round five match between the Sydney ...

Sydney chairman Andrew Pridham has labelled the booing of Lewis Jetta by Swans fans as "inappropriate and disappointing" but not in the same "stratosphere" as the racially-charged treatment of Adam Goodes last year.

Swans master wet to beat Eagles

Getting away: Swan Tom Mitchell shoots a handball as he's tackled by an Eagle opponent.

The Swans have beaten a genuine top four contender for the first time this season, mastering greasy conditions at the SCG to overpower the West Coast Eagles by 39 points.