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Sydney Swans

Concussion not the issue: Ted Richards will miss Saturday's clash with the Western Bulldogs due to  a lack of match fitness.

Richards to miss again for Swans

Sydney say Ted Richards' continued absence from the Swans' team is due to a lack of match fitness rather than the concussion that prompted the veteran defender to consider retirement.

Scoring woes could cost Swans, Dogs a flag

The Bulldogs need to take the pressure off star forward Jake Stringer

Sydney and the Western Bulldogs go into their Saturday clash the two best defensive sides in the competition. Both, however, are having more than their share of problems kicking a decent score.

Several dogs barking to get back in

Jason Johannisen injured his hamstring against the Blues.

The Western Bulldogs could be buoyed by the return of star defenders Easton Wood and Jason Johannisen, while three others remain in the mix for senior selection ahead of Saturday night's Blockbuster against Sydney.

Recharged Heeney ready to fly

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02:  Isaac Heeney holds memorabilia items donated to the Sydney Swans Foundation, a player worn ...

Sydney forward Isaac Heeney says he has come back from the bye refreshed and ready to recapture the stellar early season form that made his partnership with Lance Franklin one of the most feared in the competition.

Swans not set on Richards' return

Wretched run of injuries: Ted Richards is no certainty to return to the Swans' senior line-up against the Bulldogs.

Sydney defender Ted Richards is no certainty to make a belated return to senior football this week as the Swans begin a crucial three-week stretch that will go a long way to shaping their top-four hopes.

Jones v Jones: Family pride on the line

Little brother: Zak Jones takes on Collingwood at the SCG.

Ever since Zak Jones picked up a football, he hasn't been able to get the wood over his older brother Nathan. On Sunday, Zak has a great opportunity to get one back.

Grundy no longer a slow-burner

Slow starter: Heath Grundy is indebted to Paul Roos for giving him his first break.

There was a time when veteran Sydney defender Heath Grundy had to fight tooth and nail for every one of his AFL appearances.