Australian Football League Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Sydney Swans Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Regular Seasons Week 08 AFL Stream. Hawthorn Hawks vs Sydney Swans match will be kickoff at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Friday 11 May 2018 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 8 of the AFL home and away season gets underway when the Hawthorn Hawks take on the Sydney Swans at the MCG on Friday May 11.
The two sides have played out some classics in recent times and this shapes as no exception. First bounce is at 7.50PM and all the action can be seen on Channel 7 and Fox Footy.
Hawthorn have enjoyed the superior start to the year, winning five of seven, while Sydney have won four of seven. However, with their backs against the wall, the Swans will be dangerous.
John Longmire’s side are still considered to be one of the teams to beat this year. While they unexpectedly dropped their Round 7 clash to North Melbourne by two points, they were brilliant prior to that, winning on the road against Geelong by 17.
Hawthorn come off a 23 point win over Essendon in Round 7 and have won four of their five games at the MCG this season. The former Swan, Tom Mitchell, continues to rack up a stack of numbers and leads the competition for average disposals at 36 per game. Jaegar O’Meara and James Sicily are other keys for the brown and gold.
Sydney will have to do it without their champion forward, Lance Franklin, who remains on the sidelines. Another former Hawk, Josh Kennedy, will need to continue his good form. He is one of the reasons why Sydney are the leading clearance team and can help give the Swans first use. However, the issue might be a lack of firepower up forward as they managed to boot just nine goals in the loss to the Kangas.
Another factor in this game may be the weather. Wet and wild conditions are forecast in Melbourne for Friday. The Swans are regarded as an excellent wet weather side, but Hawthorn relished in the slippery conditions earlier in the year in a win over Melbourne. Up to 80mm of rain is expected for parts of Melbourne.
B: Impey, Burton, Frawley
HB: Duryea, Sicily, Hardwick
C: Smith, Shiels, Langford
HF: Mitchell, O’Brien, Gunston
F: Henderson, Roughead, O’Meara
FOLL: McEvoy, Breust, Burgoyne
I/C: Stratton, Howe, Morrison, Whitecross
EMG: Schoenmakers, Brand, Worpel, Cousins
IN: Langford, Henderson
OUT: Cousins, Worpel
B: Smith, Grundy, Lloyd
HB: Mills, Rampe, McVeigh
C: Cunningham, Kennedy, Heeney
HF: Hewett, Towers, Florent
F: Hayward, Rohan, Papley
FOLL: Sinclair, Parker, Jack
I/C: Ronke, Jones, McCartin, Robinson
EMG: Aliir, Cameron, Fox, Newman
IN: McCartin, Robinson
OUT: Fox, Marsh