Australian Football League Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Brisbane Lions Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 22 math will be kick off at Aurora Stadium, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, Saturday 29 August 2015 online, 14.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Hawthorn Hawks look to boost their percentage against a Lions team that is trying to avoid winning their first ever wooden spoon.
The Hawks may choose to rest some key players for this one but they will definitely be without Luke Hodge (suspension). Ruckman David Hale and Jon Ceglar need to pass fitness tests whilst Will Langford is close to getting a call-up. For the depleted Lions, Matthew Leuenberger could resume after missing with a knee injury. They have as many as eight of their best 22 on the sidelines through injury.
The Hawks are third on the ladder and looking to bounce back following their shock loss to Port Adelaide in round 21. They are 8-3 (6-5 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this year. They have kicked under 89-points in three of their past four games. The Lions must win one of their last two games to try and avoid the wooden spoon. After two good wins, they came crashing back to earth against Adelaide last weekend. Brisbane is 0-7 (4-3 against the line) vs top eight teams this year.
The Hawks have won eight of their last nine games against Brisbane. Since 2010, the Hawks are 5-0 both head to head and against the line vs Brisbane with an average winning margin of 58-points. Teams favoured by 60-points or more this year are 3-0 (1-2 against the line). Though four of the last seven have totalled under 169-points. The Hawks are 11-1 (10-2 against the line) coming off a loss in 2013-15 period. The Hawks are 22-2 (14-10 against the line) when favoured by 30-points or more in the last two years. The Hawks are 35-11 at their adopted home – winning 13 in a row since 2012 by an average of 62 points. They’ve gone 20-2 (15-7 against the line) in Launceston since 2010. 10 of the last 13 Hawthorn matches at Aurora Stadium have gone over 180-points. Brisbane is 8-23 (12-19 against the line) away from Queensland since the start of 2013. They are 1-5 in Launceston. The last three games have totalled over 204-points. Jarryd Roughead has kicked 11.5 in his last three games against the Lions.
This one has blow-out written all over it but instead of playing the large game line, The Wolf is honing in on the total match points line. The Lions have not topped 57-points in their last five games against the top nine teams, averaging just 47-points in those games. The conditions in Launceston are often fickle and with a top of 11 degrees forecasted for Saturday, scoring could be very tough at times for this depleted Lions side.
B: B. Stratton, B. Lake, J. Gibson
HB: G. Birchall, J. Frawley, S. Burgoyne
C: B. Hill, S. Mitchell, I. Smith
HF: C. Rioli, J. Gunston, L. Shiels
F: D. Hale, J. Roughead, L. Breust
Foll: B. McEvoy, W. Langford, J. Lewis
Inter: J. Sicily, M. Suckling, T. Duryea, B. Hartung
Emerg: D. Howe, B. Whitecross, R. Schoenmakers
In: J. Sicily, D. Hale, W. Langford
Out: L. Hodge, P. Puopolo, R. Schoenmakers
B: L. Dawson, D. Merrett, S. Mayes
HB: M. Paparone, H. Andrews, D. Rich
C: D. Zorko, A. Christensen, L. Taylor
HF: P. Hanley, D. McStay, J. Freeman
F: J. Green, L. McGuane, J. Adcock
Foll: S. Martin, M. Robinson, T. Rockliff
Inter: T. Cutler, J. Clarke, B. Evans, H. Beasley
Emerg: R. Bewick, J. Watts, Z.O’Brien
In: D. Rich, J. Clarke, H. Beasley
Out: T. West, J. Redden, Z.O’Brien