Sydney leaps into the eight as Tomas Bugg lands in hot water
TODAY’S LINE-UP: Matthew Lloyd, Matthew Lloyd, Tony Shaw, Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva, Mick Warner, and Doc Larkins.
Sydney coach John Longmire spoke to 3AW on Saturday afternoon.
He said the Tomas Bugg incident warrants consideration of a send-off rule when the dust settles.
“I think it needs some thought when the sting’s gone out of the situation,” he said.
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Jack Viney (foot), Callum Mills (concussion), and Dan Hannebery (cork) were some of the players who were injured during the game.
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Swan defender Nick Smith was critical of Bugg’s hit on Mills.
“(I was) taught to play footy the right way,” Smith told 3AW after the game.
“You want to hurt your opposition, but not in that fashion.”
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Sydney has jumped into the eight with a 35-point win.
Lance Franklin finished with four goals as the Swans dominated most of the match.
Tomas Bugg is in hot water after a behind-play hit on Callum Mills (see below).
Lloydy said it was as good a performance as he’s seen from the Swans… apart from the goal-kicking.
The Swans finished with 11.19 (85).
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It’s all happening at the MCG.
Sydney has put up 20 scoring shots to five, but lead by just 20 points.
But the big story involves an off-the-ball hit by Tomas Bugg that has seen Callum Mills ruled out with concussion.
Lloydy and Dwayne said it’s the sort of incident that would warrant a send-off rule.
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Tony Shaw said Sydney’s been better both on the inside and the outside – and it’s being reflected on the stats sheet.
Doc Larkins said Bugg should be headed for at least a 6-week suspension.
“This is exactly what we’re talking about at nightclubs – you can really hurt somebody with a round-arm punch when they’re not expectying it,” Doc said.
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Tomas Bugg could be in trouble for a high hit on young Swan Callum Mills.
Tony Shaw said it was off the ball, high, and high impact.
Mills has been ruled out of the game with concussion.
Matthew Lloyd said Bugg is looking at a “minimum of two weeks”.
Lloyd: “Sydney’s a man down and Bugg’s still running around.”
Dwayne: “I’m coming around to the send-off rule.” #AFLDeesSwans
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Injured Demon Jack Watts joined us in the box before the game.
It was a ripping interview, with topics ranging from Tomas Bugg’s Instagram post before the Bulldogs game (which also featured Watts), how Paul Roos kept Watts a Demon, and what it feels like being at a “good club”.
Sydney’s football manager Tom Harley spoke to 3AW before the game.
He said the club is in “constant dialogue” with out-of-contract players Sam Reid and Zak Jones.
“It’s a complex situation but we’re comfortable that they want to be playing football with us,” Harley said.
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It’s a star-studded showdown at the MCG under Friday night lights.
What more could you ask for than to sit back and enjoy the likes of Jack Viney, Josh Kennedy, Max Gawn, Lance Franklin, Clayton Oliver, Dan Hannebery, Christian Petracca, and Isaac Heeney put on a show.
And the very best on the field deserve the very best off it.
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