The courageous efforts from Sydney Swans co-captain Dane Rampe continue.
After a best-on-ground performance playing with a broken hand last week, Rampe is set to run out on Saturday, less than a week after having surgery.
Rampe has been named in Sydney’s side to take on St Kilda in the Pride Game at the Gabba.
Coach John Longmire said it’s a tremendous effort from the All Australian defender.
“It started last week when he was able to keep playing, and not only keep playing, but in a consistent way and in some really good form,” Longmire said.
“He had the operation, it has pulled up really well, and he has the clearance to play.
“We know he is hard – and he has trained today and felt really comfortable, so he is ready to go.”
In the only change to the team, youngster Dylan Stephens has made way for Will Hayward, who returns after being sidelined last week with a back injury.
After beginning his career with the Swans playing mostly as a forward, Hayward has shown his versatility this season and played a role in defence.
Longmire said he’s a handy inclusion.
“It is great to have Will in. He trained last week, but we didn’t take the risk with him then,” Longmire said.
“We thought it was an elevated risk last week, but he has trained this week and has pulled up really well, so he is ready to go.”
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