Australian Football League Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Sydney Swans Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 09 match will be kick off at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Friday 20 May 2016 online, 19.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Hawthorn are working their way into the season, and have followed up their 75 point defeat at the hands of GWS with two authoritative wins over Richmond and Fremantle, admittedly not the strongest opposition.
Sydney’s recent form has been somewhat indifferent, with a close win over the lowly Lions, an eventual comfortable win over Essendon even though it took them three quarters to shake them off, and an after-the-siren loss to Richmond.
Hawthorn lead the last 10 matches between the two teams 7-3, with the Hawks also having a 4-2 record at the SCG in this time. Clarkson leads Longmire 9-4 in their head to head battles.
In 11 matches at the MCG since the start of 2013 Sydney are 27% ATS, the worst record there of any team in this time. Hawthron has won 33 of 41 at the venue in the same time period, at 9% POT and 59% ATS. Against non-Victorian sides, the Hawks are 13 wins from 14, at 44% POT and 64% ATS.
In the last five matches between the two, the leading possession winner has been either Daniel Hannebery or Jordan Lewis.
Hawthorn might be slowly clicking into gear, just as Sydney are going through a slight lull.
Sydney has been troubled by the Hawks and Tigers consistently over recent years, with the constant being they are able to spread the Swans all-ground defence, and expose individual backman to one-on-one contests where they’re particularly vulnerable. We saw that stack up last week.
The Hawks are still a shadow of themselves, are missing crucial players and the mental impact of Jarryd Roughead suffering a serious cancer scare is unknown, does create enough doubt to suggest Sydney are value, and a genuine winning hope.
B: K.Brand, J.Frawley, B.Stratton
HB: S.Burgoyne, J.Gibson, G.Birchall
C: I.Smith, J.Lewis, W.Langford
HF: L.Breust, T.O’Brien, J.Gunston
F: P.Puopolo, J.Sicily, C.Rioli
Foll: B.McEvoy, S.Mitchell, L.Shiels
I/C: B.Hill, T.Duryea, J.Ceglar, B.Hartung
Emer: M.Spangher, D.Howe, D.Willsmore
B: D.Rampe, T.Richards, N.Smith
HB: J.McVeigh, H.Grundy, J.Laidler
C: C.Mills, J.Kennedy, D.Hannebery
HF: J.Lloyd, L.Franklin, L.Parker
F: B.McGlynn, K.Tippett, I.Heeney
Foll: C.Sinclair, T.Mitchell, K.Jack
I/C: H.Cunningham, G.Hewett, Z.Jones, G.Rohan
Emer: H.Marsh, T.Nankervis, D.Towers
In: J.Kennedy, B.McGlynn, G.Rohan
Out: J.Hiscox, T.Papley (shin), D.Towers