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SportAFL critics declare Sydney Cricket Ground turf an 'absolute disaster' for Sydney Swans

03:00  15 march  2019
03:00  15 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Sydney Swans are sweating on the Sydney Cricket Ground's sustainability this season as three other football codes call the venue home.

With Allianz Stadium undergoing demolition, the Roosters, Waratahs and Sydney FC have joined the Swans in playing the majority of their home fixtures at the venue.

SCG staffers will be working overtime to salvage the venue's sacred ground as the turn-around between each match has greatly reduced.

The hallowed turf of the SCG was badly torn up during scrums throughout last weekend's Super Rugby grudge match between the Waratahs and Reds.

Match officials were forced to make numerous stoppages in play so groundsmen could fill in the dangerous divots on the sand-based field.

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The shocking condition of the pitch required the SCG Trust to rapidly replace 3000 square metres in time for the Roosters and Rabbitohs' blockbuster round one clash.

While the arch-rivals have full confidence that the SCG will be good for go for Friday night, a rainy forecast could once again ruin the turf.

As the Sydney Swans prepare to host Adelaide at the ground in round two and then Melbourne in round four, all eyes will on the cherished ground as the Waratahs take the field once again on March 23.

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“It’s the first thing the Swans mentioned without prompt, that you won’t believe how bad it is up here at the moment,” Herald Sun journalist Sam Edmund told SEN Breakfast.

“They’ve got four codes playing and training on the SCG. It’s an absolute disaster.

“It’s the only ground I think the AFL use with a centre-wicket area, it’s going to pour down on the weekend, it’s going to look horrific visually.

“Hopefully it doesn’t get to this, we get to the stage where injuries occur, shifting turf, they’re replacing it by the truckload at the minute.”

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Former Melbourne captain Garry Lyon also affirmed the issue, believing that the turf will disintegrate under immense pressure.

“We met with the Swans boys Tom Harley and John Longmire and we sat down here and we talked about the fact that Allianz Stadium has been rebuilt,” he told the program.

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“We know how it can rain up there and the rugby and the rugby league people are saying it’s not ideal for rugby either, we’re not that impressed with it, I think it’s going to be a huge issue.

“If you want Lance Franklin kicking bags of goals, you’d probably want a dry deck where he can run on top of the ground.”

The Sydney Swans will take on the Adelaide Crows at the SCG, on Friday March 29.

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