Australian Football League (AFL) Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Gold Coast Suns match will be kick off at Aurora Stadium, Launceston,Saturday 28 june 2014 online, 13:45 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Hawks have found their groove in recent weeks with three straight easy wins over West Coast, Carlton and Collingwood. They’re 3-3 against top eight sides in 2014, having thrashed the Suns by 99 points in round 4. Brendan Bolton’s charges are currently 2nd on the ladder only one game and a little percentage adrift of Port. The Suns sit just in the eight at 8-5. They arrested a three game losing streak with a 40-point demolition of the Cats last weekend. Gold Coast is 2-3 against top eight sides this year.
After a high scoring first term the Hawks absolutely obliterated Gold Coast in round 4, kicking 23 goals to seven. Jarryd Roughead kicked four and Jack Gunston five whilst Sam Mitchell, Matt Suckling, Luke Breust and Cyril Rioli also snared multiple goals in the 99-point thrashing.
Hawthorn has won all five of its games against Gold Coast by an average of 54 points. Gold Coast is 3-2 at the line vs the Hawks. The Hawks have won five out of the last six games including four in a row. The Hawks are 31-11 at their adopted home – winning nine in a row since 2012 by an average of 55 points. They’ve gone 16-2 (11-7 against the line) in Launceston since 2010. Eight of the last nine Hawthorn matches at Aurora Stadium have gone over 180-points. The Suns are 5-12 (10-7 against the line) away from Metricon Stadium in the last two years – including 3-3 (3-3 against the line) this year. The Suns rank 4th in points per game this year, whilst the Hawks have the best attack – having scored the most points.
B Ryan Schoenmakers, Brian Lake, Luke Hodge
HB Matthew Suckling, Matt Spangher, Grant Birchall
C Isaac Smith, Jordan Lewis, Bradley Hill
HF Paul Puopolo, Jack Gunston, Cyril Rioli
F Luke Breust, Jarryd Roughead, David Hale
FOLL Jonathon Ceglar, Shaun Burgoyne, Liam Shiels
I/C Angus Litherland, Taylor Duryea, Ben Stratton,Brad Sewell
EMG Ben Ross, Ben McEvoy, Jonathan Simpkin
IN Ben Stratton
OUT Ben Ross (Omitted)
B Kade Kolodjashnij, Steven May, Greg Broughton
HB Matt Shaw, Rory Thompson, Trent McKenzie
C Jarrod Harbrow, Gary Ablett, Michael Rischitelli
HF Jack Martin, Tom Lynch, Harley Bennell
F Charlie Dixon, Sam Day, Luke Russell
FOLL Zac Smith, Jaeger O’Meara, Dion Prestia
I/C Alex Sexton, David Swallow, Danny Stanley,Jesse Lonergan
EMG Matthew Warnock, Clay Cameron, Sean Lemmens
IN Jesse Lonergan
OUT Brandon Matera (Groin)