The second Sydney derby final will be another massive occasion, this time at the SCG, and the Swans will be buoyed by being on their home deck. Thanks to the pre-finals bye week, both teams will be boosted by some stars returning from injury – it's just a question of how many each side can get back.
The Giants lost a close one to Sydney in round 22 at Spotless Stadium and after finishing the season poorly against Melbourne, the momentum they had built in the second half of the season might be tough to recover. The Swans also lost heading into the elimination final, but they were brave against Hawthorn, without Lance Franklin and Luke Parker, and weren't far away from causing an upset. The rivalry is very real between these two sides, and with the loser done for 2018, the intensity of this match-up could see it become a fiery encounter from the opening bounce.