The Sydney Swans held an open media session this morning ahead of Saturday’s AFL grand final against Hawthorn.

The question on everyone’s mind: Ben McGlynn’s hamstring injury, suffered during the qualifying final.

David de Witt reports.


Ben McGlynn and injured defender Ted Richards will have the chance to prove themselves at a final fitness test on Thursday.

Josh Kennedy, Swans Midfielder: “They’ll be given the best opportunity, I think, both of them will have to train Thursday and if they get through that then they’ll play. I think it’s as simple as that for us now.”

But the Swans admit that is unlikely.

In the NRL, Dogs fans turned up to show their colours ahead of the grand final clash against the Melbourne Storm.

Training was business as usual for the Dogs, determined not to worry about several incorrect calls by video refs after last week’s finals.

Ben Barba, Bulldogs Fullback: “No, look I’m sure they’ll make the right decision on the day and go from there.”

The West Tigers have denied coach Tim Sheen has quit the club.

His future as a Tiger’s expected to be finalised today.

The Wallabies are not distracted by a Twitter attack from Quade Cooper, who has called the Wallabies camp a “toxic environment”.

Adam Ashley-Cooper, Wallabies Utility: “Social media is a big part of the game for us. It’s not a distraction and everyone seems to be enjoying each others company and we’re really looking forward to this weekend’s game.”

The Wallabies will clash with the Springboks in Pretoria on Sunday morning.

David De Witt, QUT News.