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Longmire backs Swans' young big men

  • Longmire backs Swans' young big men

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12: Toby Nankervis of the Swans runs during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Sydney Cricket Ground on August 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Sydney coach John Longmire has backed his inexperienced AFL ruckmen and revealed he may use a couple more youngsters to pinch hit while Callum Sinclair and Kurt Tippett are sidelined.

Sinclair and Tippett will miss multiple matches, leaving rookies Sam Naismith and Toby Nankervis to shoulder the majority of the ruck work.

"We're really confident in what they've been able to do," said Longmire.

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