Anticipation for the 2016 AFL Grand Final game is building and both the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs have announced their sides on the eve of the big game.
The Doggies have stood pat, whilst the side previously known as the Blood Stained Angels has made a couple of moves.
The Swans have resurrected Co-captain Jarrad McVeigh and Callum Mills for the premiership decider at MCG.
They needed a fit body to fill in for injured defender Aliir Aliir and demoted Harry Marsh. Aliir strained his medial collateral ligament in the Swans’ preliminary final victory over the Geelong Cats.
The Bulldogs surprised more than a few observers by naming Matt Suckling as an emergency, since he was unable to get on the ground in the preliminary final against the Greater Western Sydney Giants because of an issue with his Achilles tendon.
No player for the Bulldogs has ever been in a Grand Final previously, something that has not occurred since the St. Kilda Saints showed up with a side comprised entirely of debutants in 1997.