The Sydney Swans will welcome back Josh Kennedy, Ryan O’Keefe, Shane Mumford and Gary Rohan, but will be without dual Brownlow Medalist Adam Goodes for their round 2 NAB Cup Clash with North Melbourne.
Goodes was charged with engaging in rough conduct in the game against Geelong, for sliding feet-first into the Cats’ Taylor Hunt during the second game of the first round of the NAB Cup.
Assessed as ‘reckless’ and ‘low impact’ – the charge carried a 125-point penalty, which along with his existing 66 carry-over points, saw 191 penalty points for Goodes, which was reduced to 143.25 with an early guilty plea and leaves him still eligible for the Brownlow.
While they will be missing Goodes, Sydney welcome back imposing ruckman Shane Mumford, with Gary Rohan and Ryan O’Keefe both recovered from groin injuries and set to play. Coach John Longmire revealed “Josh Kennedy was about a week short in his preparation and will be fine this week”.
The quartet return to a Swans side who were the highest scoring in round one of the NAB Cup with their five goal thumping of St Kilda in their opening match. They take on North Melbourne at Bruce Perser Reserve, Kellyville.