The Sydney Swans have named a 26-man squad to face the Port Adelaide Power in Round 2 at the SCG on Sunday.
Vice-captain Dan Hannebery, forward Gary Rohan and midfielder Jordan Foote are all in the mix to play their first games of the season, while young gun Ben Ronke is a possibility to make his debut.
Swans coach John Longmire saids Hannebery had been strong in his push for game time.
“He’s had a solid four weeks of pretty hard training now as far as football training and another four weeks prior to that with running, so he’s in good condition,” Longmire said.
“He played 60 to 70 minutes last week in our reserves and got through that really well so he’s ready to go.”
Longmire saaid Ronke’s selection is a testament to his hard work.
“Ben’s a young player off our rookie list who’s been around for a couple of years and we’ve been really impressed with them,” Longmire said.
“He’s a great kid and has a great work ethic. Over the last few weeks he’s played midfield and forward as a really strong, hard pressure player. He loves to compete and is a great tackler so it’s good to see him get a look at it.”
The final team will be named at 5pm on Friday.
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