26 August 2018
Swans elimination final confirmed
The Sydney Swans will take on cross town rival Greater Western Sydney in week one of the 2018 AFL Finals Series at the SCG.
The clubs' will clash in an elimination final on Saturday, September 8, after the Swans and Giants finished sixth and seventh respectively at the conclusion of the home and away season.
After locking in a spot in the finals, the Swans opponent was determined in Sunday’s clash between Melbourne and Greater Western Sydney at the MCG.
Finishing sixth on the ladder has confirmed a home final for the Swans, in what will a do-or-die final in a fortnight.
The blockbuster clash will be the third time in 2018 that these two sides have gone head-to-head.
When it comes to September, the sides have met just once before with the Giants winning the qualifying final back in 2016. Ticketing and membership arrangements will be communicated this week.
2018 AFL Finals Series: Week 1
Thursday September 6
First qualifying final
Richmond v Hawthorn at MCG, 7.20pm AEST
Friday September 7
First elimination final
Melbourne v Geelong at MCG, 7.50pm AEST
Saturday September 8
Second elimination final
Sydney Swans v Greater Western Sydney at SCG, 4.20pm AEST
Second qualifying final
West Coast v Collingwood at Optus Stadium, 8.10pm AEST