Premiers start their campaign to go back-to-back with shaky win.
It was not the most clinical of victories, but Sydney Swans coach John Longmire will take it.
Sydney dispatched of a spirited Greater Western Sydney Giants side that showed significant improvement in its discipline, fitness and skill from its first year in the competition in 2012.
Adam Treloar was the top disposal earner for the Giants with 27, followed by Dylan Shiel (26) and Callan Ward with 23.
For the Swans Josh Kennedy scored a game high 28 disposals with Ryan O’Keefe (27) and Kieren Jack (25 disposals three goals) also seeing plenty of the ball.
Watch the highlights from the match below: