How to watch Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows AFL and start time
You Buddy beauty! The Swans finally welcome back superstar Lance Franklin to take on the revitalised Adelaide Crows.
It has been 581 days since star forward Lance Franklin made his last appearance for the Sydney Swans. But coach John Longmire has confirmed the injury-plagued 34-year-old is ready to go against the Crows.
The Swans didn't need Franklin last weekend, however, when they upset AFL powerhouse Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.
The Crows pulled off a round one boilover of their own with their shock victory over 2020 grand finalists Geelong. The bookies have them pegged as long shots against the Swans. But they have a strong wind in their sails and won't be pushovers.
When is Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows?
This match at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground starts at 1:45pm AEDT on Saturday 27 March.
How to watch Sydney vs Adelaide AFL
This game is on free-to-air TV on Channel 7 in the ACT, New South Wales and South Australia. But if you live anywhere else in the country, you will need a subscription service.
Fox Footy on Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports is the only way to guarantee you have access to every AFL game in 2021. They are your options for this clash outside the states mentioned above. There is also Watch AFL if you are living overseas. We have a full viewing guide to the AFL season for you.
Stream Swans vs Crows on Kayo Sports
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Who will win Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows?
Buddy Franklin's return will certainly be a huge boost for the Swans but don't forget he hasn't played a competitive match since 2019. It will be interesting to see whether he can dominate proceedings in his comeback that is sure to be played in front of a raucous home crowd.
The Crows will be missing defender Jake Kelly, who is sidelined under the AFL's new concussion protocols. But if veteran forward Taylor Walker can repeat his heroics from the epic victory over the Cats, Adelaide are capable of causing another upset. However, we'll tip the Buddy factor to inspire the Swans to an impressive 2-0 season start.
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