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Sydney Swans

Suddenly ... Sydney are back

Dan Hannebery (left) and Lance Franklin had plenty to celebrate.

Sydney are storming back into finals contention after their third win in a row, the Swans thumping St Kilda by 50 points at Etihad Stadium.

We want Carlisle focused, says Richardson

Jake Carlisle has faced heavy criticism for his behavior in the Marc Murphy sledging scandal.

There has been no special treatment, instruction or focus for under-fire forward Jake Carlisle in the lead up to this week's game with Sydney, Saints coach Alan Richardson says.

Sydney could regain star trio for Saints clash

Dane Rampe could return from injury this week.

Sydney's delayed assault on an unlikely finals berth could receive a massive boost this week with key players Dane Rampe, Kurt Tippett and Aliir Aliir all in the mix to return to the senior line-up.

Buddy boots eight as Swans break their duck

Lance Franklin booted eight goals against the Lions

Superstar forward Lance Franklin kicked the highest individual score of the AFL season, booting eight goals against Brisbane to propel the Swans to their first win after six losses.