Score

Q1Q2Q3Q4Fulltime
Sydney Swans1.44.68.1112.1284
West Coast Eagles4.28.710.1012.1385

Match Summary

This was the second consecutive year that these two teams played in the premiership decider, with the Swans having won the 2005 AFL Grand Final by a margin of 4 points. After the first half the game looked like it was destined to be nothing like the 2005 grand final with West Coast kicking away to a 25 point lead. Sydney came out and fought hard in the third quarter to peg that lead back to 11 points at 3 quarter time. The last quarter was set up for yet again, spectacular finish. It was goal-for-goal in one of the most intense final quarters of modern Grand Final history, with West Coast hanging on by a single point to win its first premiership since 1994 and avenge its heartbreaking 4-point loss to the Swans in the previous year’s Grand Final.

Norm Smith Medallist – Andrew Embley

Team Matchups

Sydney

Backs:
Sydney: Nick Malceski, Leo Barry, Ted Richards

H/Backs:
Sydney: Craig Bolton, Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Tadhg Kennelly
West Coast: Adam Selwood, Adam Hunter, Brett Jones

Centres
Sydney: Luke Ablett, Brett Kirk, Amon Buchanan

H/Forwards
Sydney: Ryan O’Keefe, Michael O’Loughlin, Jude Bolton

Forwards
Sydney:  Ben Matthews, Barry Hall (C), Adam Schneider

Rucks
Sydney: Darren Jolly, Adam Goodes, Jarrad McVeigh

I/Change
Sydney: Nick Davies, Sean Dempster, Stephen Doyle, Nic Fosdike

Coach

Paul Roos

West Coast

Backs:
West Coast: Beau Waters, Darren Glass, Daniel Chick

H/Backs:
West Coast: Adam Selwood, Adam Hunter, Brett Jones

Centres
West Coast: Chad Fletcher, Chris Judd (c), Michael Braun

H/Forwards
West Coast: Rowan Jones, Ashley Hansen, Ben Cousins

Forwards
West Coast; Andrew Embley, Quinten Lynch, David Wirrpanda

Rucks
West Coast: Dean Cox, Tyson Stenglein, Daniel Kerr

I/Change
West Coast: Mark Seaby, Sam Butler, Steven Armstrong, Drew Banfield

Coach

John Worsfold

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