Free AFL Live Hawthorn Hawks vs GWS Giants Streaming 2017 Regular Seasons Round 16 match will be kick off at York Park Stadium, Tasmania, Australia, Saturday 08 July 2017 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After winning their past two games, the rejuvenated Hawthorn Hawks face a massive test to see where they are at when they take on the premiership favourites, the GWS Giants, in AFL Round 16.
The Saturday afternoon clash will be held at the Hawks home away from home, the University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston, and first bounce is at 1.45PM AEST.
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Hawthorn has enjoyed their best fortnight of the year to date and come off wins over Adelaide and Collingwood. They accounted for the Crows in Adelaide in Round 14 by 14 points before knocking over Collingwood by 24.
The Hawks are in 13th spot with a win-loss record of 6-8. They take on the ladder leading Giants, who have won 10 of their 14 games. The expansion club escaped with a draw last weekend against Geelong but have been posted as the $1.40 favourites with CrownBet.
On face value, GWS should be too good. They have a stack of depth in the midfield and the likes of Lachie Whitfield, Callan Ward and Josh Kelly come off great games against Geelong, while Tom Scully and Dylan Shiel are others that have found plenty of the footy in 2017.
However, Hawthorn have improved in this area in recent weeks and won the contested possession count against Collingwood last weekend. Tom Mitchell found the footy on 35 occasions and leads the competition for total disposals, while Daniel Howe continued his rise with 27 touches.
The Hawks have found a fraction more of the football this season and rank 8th for disposals, while the Giants are 10th, but the Hawks are last for contested possession, while the Giants are 8th. GWS are also the best clearance side in the competition, while Hawthorn are 13th.
Leon Cameron’s side also has more firepower with three players inside the top 20 for goals scored, including Jeremy Cameron, Toby Greene and Jonathan Patton. Cameron leads the competition for goals scored with 40 majors,
Hawthorn’s new look defensive unit that includes Kaiden Brand, Blake Hardwick and the NAB Rising Star favourite, Ryan Burton, will have their work cut out. At the other end of the ground, Jarryd Roughead is Hawthorn’s leading contributor with 21 majors, and the skipper will need a big game, as will the likes of Luke Breust and Jack Gunston.
B: B.Hardwick, K.Brand, T.Duryea
HB: R.Burton, J.Sicily, L.Hodge
C: I.Smith, T.Mitchell, B.Hartung
HF: L.Breust, J.Gunston, L.Shiels
F: T.O’Brien, J.Roughead, W.Langford
FOL: B.McEvoy, S.Burgoyne, D.Howe
I/C: R.Henderson, R.Schoenmakers, K.Heatherley, K.Stewart
EMG: H.Morrison, T.Vickery, B.Whitecross
OUT: G.Birchall (knee)
B: A.Tomlinson, P.Davis, N.Wilson
HB: A.Corr, N.Haynes, H.Shaw
C: L.Whitfield, C.Ward, T.Scully
HF: D.Smith, J.Cameron, J.Patton
F: M.de Boer, R.Lobb, D.Lloyd
FOL: S.Mumford, M.Kennedy, D.Shiel
I/C: T.Mzungu, H.Perryman, J.Kelly, S.Reid
EMG: W.Setterfield, D.Simpson, Z.Sproule
IN: T.Mzungu, H.Perryman
OUT: S.Johnson (knee soreness), J.Finlayson (knee)