Please note since team selection on Thursday night, the team has changed with Justin McInerney and Harry Cunningham being ruled out due to the AFL Health and Safety Protocols. Update here.

The Sydney Swans have made three changes for Round 15 to face St.Kilda in Pride Game at the SCG.

Ruckman Tom Hickey returns to the side after missing the last three games and Ryan Clarke and Braeden Campbell are the other two inclusions for Pete Ladhams (suspended), Colin O'Riordan (injured) and Sam Wicks (omitted). 

Coach John Longmire said Hickey was ready to go after a solid couple of weeks on the track and getting through the VFL last week.

"Tom played on the weekend (in the VFL) after spending a few weeks out getting his foot right and had a full week of training last week and this week again," coach John Longmire said.

"We know he is an experienced player and St.Kilda have some really strong ruck options so we will need his experience on game day."

Ryan Clarke's inclusion in the side comes on the back of some consistent and dominant performances in the VFL in the last month. The midfielder had 30 disposals and two goals in the Swans big win over Williamstown last week and also gathered 33 disposals against Casey and 30 disposals against Richmond in the previous fortnight.

"Ryan has put up consistent performances and he plays well every week at the next level down and he gets some reward for that," Longmire said.

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Round 15 Team Selection, presented by QBE

Hear from senior coach John Longmire as he goes over the three changes for the Swans Round 15 clash with St Kilda.

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After a disappointing result against Port Adelaide last week, the Swans (7th) will be looking to bounce back on their home turf in what is set to be a big Saturday night match-up against the eighth placed Saints.

"St.Kilda have shown what they are able to do, some of their best footy is at the top level so they are a very good team and very even," Longmire said.

"We get to take them on up here at the SCG on a Saturday night and we need to be at our best."

"We need to make sure we get the combination of offence, defence and the contested ball right. Last week there was a 25-minute block that we let ourselves down and we need to make sure we get that consistency that we have been striving for."

Saturday night's game is also the annual Pride Game between the Swans and Saints and Longmire spoke of its importance.

"It's really important to make everyone feel safe and included to come to the football," Longmire said. 

"Since 2016 we have been privileged enough to play in this and it means a lot to lot of people and it's an important game for both clubs to play in."

Round 15 - Sydney Swans v St Kilda
Saturday, June 25, 2022, SCG
VFL First Bounce: 1:05pm
SCG Gates Open: 5:25pm
First Bounce: 7:25pm

IN: Ryan Clarke, Braeden Campbell, Tom Hickey
OUT: Peter Ladhams (suspension), Sam Wicks (omitted), Colin O’Riordan (injured)

Click here to view the Round 15 Match Day for all the important game day information ahead of Pride Round.

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Standing for Pride

The Sydney Swans and official Pride Match Day Partner HSBC have today unveiled a unique statue at the Sydney Cricket Ground to mark the upcoming Pride Game against St Kilda.

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ROUND 15 - Sydney Swans v St Kilda, SCG - Saturday, June 25, 2022

Backs Dane Rampe Tom McCartin Paddy McCartin
Half Backs Justin McInerney Harry Cunningham Jake Lloyd
Centreline Ollie Florent Luke Parker Nick Blakey
Half Forwards Will Hayward Errol Gulden Sam Reid
Forwards Isaac Heeney Lance Franklin Tom Papley
Followers Tom Hickey Callum Mills Chad Warner
Interchange Ryan Clarke Braeden Campbell Logan McDonald
  James Rowbottom    
Emergencies Hayden McLean Robbie Fox Sam Wicks
  Dylan Stephens