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Crow attack a threat to hungry Swans

Can the Swans contain the powerful Adelaide forward line?
Can the Swans contain the powerful Adelaide forward line?
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With Sydney hosting Adelaide on Saturday afternoon at the SCG, Tadhg Kennelly insists the Swans will be fired up after their poor showing last week.

They will need to be, he noted, with the Crows boasting such a potent attack.

"I'm looking forward to [seeing] the Swans at their best, as far as their hunger, defensively, the contested footy … and the bite," Kennelly told Sportsfan's Will McCloy.

"[Against GWS] They got so wound up that they forgot about the process of how to beat the team."

"And the Giants bullied them: they beat them at contested footy, beat them at tackles."

"It will not happen two weeks in a row."

The former Swans premiership defender anticipates a tight, intense and physical clash.

"This is going to be fierce," he said.

"At a small, tight ground, the SCG, there'll be some bruised bodies – and that will be a concern for whoever wins the game."

Kennelly believes if the visitors' forwards can master the smaller dimensions of the SCG, they could be a handful for the home side.

"They'll [Adelaide] be going in with so much confidence because they can score so easily, and they've got damaging forwards," he said.

"I think the Crows are going to take it up to Sydney." 

"I think their forward line might struggle with the [three] talls … at the SCG the talls get lost." 

"They get either too far up from goal, or they get too deep towards the goals."

"[But] The Crows are coming [into the game] with one of the best forward lines in the country. And if they get enough supply from their midfield at the SCG, they could win the game very easily."

Can the Swans bounce back after their shock loss to the Giants last week? Do the Crows have what it takes to make a preliminary final?

Check out Tadhg Kennelly's preview of Saturday's Swans versus Crows semi-final here or by clicking the video player above.