Sydney Swans

Rohan Connolly's 2017 ladder predictions

Nathan Buckley. Rohan Connolly's 2017 AFL ladder forecast

It's a mug's game, gazing into the crystal football, but I'm shrugging off last year's pathetic prognostications to have another go at predicting who'll finish where on the AFL ladder.

Comment: Why Giants should lose rich recruiting zone

AFL draft stats

The AFL Commission will surely end months of procrastination over the next 24 hours and finally correct the flawed favouritism it bestowed upon its youngest club by handing it a virtual Australian rules grass-roots recruiting zone.

Buddy goes a-roaming as Reid leads Swans attack

Franklin tries to shrug off Jake Carlisle.

Sam Reid's return to fitness and a roaming Lance Franklin are set to create plenty of headaches for opposing AFL defences, judging by their form for Sydney in the final AFL pre-season game on Sunday.

Four men who could change the Suns' fortunes

The Suns co-captain Tom Lynch is a great competitor.

Greater Western Sydney and the Gold Coast Suns are the two AFL teams that were born on second base with draft picks galore. The Giants are now running for home, the Suns are seemingly stuck back on first base.