The Swans and Hawks do battle this Saturday night in the second stage of the split-round, meanwhile Finley's Tom Hawkins battles injury.
The 2016 draft is more than two years away but Byrne is already on the radar of AFL clubs after a standout performance at the AFL national under 16 championships.
NSW product Luke Breust says player academies like those in Sydney and Greater Western Sydney are a vital pathway for players in the state to make the AFL.
SNSW Regional Manager Jason McPherson and Simon Anderson preview the action heading into this weekend's round of matches.
Local league sport trainers association presidents Fran Jones & Zane Fraser join AFL RIVERINA TV to discuss the importance of their roles on match day.
Click to view TRYC's Telstra Rising Star nominations.
The GIANTS face the Cats for their Multicultural Round clash at Spotless Stadium during the split Round 18, meanwhile, the streak is over for Luke Breust.
A rare break from the cut-and-thrust of the premiership season allowed Harry Cunningham the chance to return to his footballing roots this week.