Australian Football League Live Hawthorn Hawks vs St Kilda Saints Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 06. Hawthorn Hawks vs St Kilda Saints match will be kickoff at University of Tasmania Stadium, Tasmania, Australia, Australia, Saturday 29 April 2017 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After finally breaking their duck in season 2017, the Hawthorn Hawks get their chance to make it two on the trot when they take on St Kilda at the University of Tasmania Stadium on Saturday April 29.
Little separates the two sides in the head to head betting for the Round 6 encounter, which is a crucial one for the two sides, who are precariously positioned on the ladder.
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Hawthorn dropped their first four games of the year, including two by massive margin’s to Gold Coast and Geelong, before bouncing back in style with a 50 point win over West Coast at the MCG in Round 5.
St Kilda sit with a win-loss record of 2-3 and stuck with Geelong for three quarters last weekend, before being blown out of the water late in the game, going down by 38 points.
They venture down to Launceston to square their win-loss ledger and will need to make sure that they don’t give Hawthorn the freedom they enjoyed last weekend against the Eagles.
Saints coach, Alan Richardson, will explore ways to nullify the work of Hawk recruit, Tom Mitchell, who leads the competition for total disposals. The former Swan is averaging 34 touches per game. Richardson may look to Seb Ross to curb the influence of Mitchell.
Hawthorn will need a big game from not only Mitchell, but their premiership heroes as well, including the likes of Cyril Rioli, Jarryd Roughead and ruckman Ben McEvoy, who all lifted on previous performances to help steer the Hawks home last weekend.
McEvoy lines up against his former side, who have battled in the ruck this season and are ranked last for total hitouts. He will take on either Billy Longer or Tom Hickey in the middle.
Key players for St Kilda include Nick Riewoldt, Leigh Montagna and Jack Steven, while the Saints will need a lift from some of their younger players, including Luke Dunstan and Jade Gresham, who were both quiet in the loss to the Cats. Jake Carlisle is another that needs to lift. The former Bomber has been quiet in his games for his new club.
An interesting aspect of this game is the Hawks dominance at the venue. They have won their past 19 games at the venue, a sequence that stretches back to early 2012. St Kilda came close at a similar stage last year, going down by three points.
B: B.Hardwick, J.Frawley, B.Stratton
HB: R.Burton, J.Gibson, L.Hodge
C: I.Smith, T.Mitchell, B.Hartung
HF: L.Breust, T.O’Brien, J.Gunston
F: P.Puopolo, J.Roughead, W.Langford
FOL: B.McEvoy, L.Shiels, J.O’Meara
I/C: K.Brand, S.Burgoyne, J.Sicily, D.Howe
EMG: K.Stewart, R.Henderson, T.Vickery
St Kilda Saints:
B: J.Geary, N.Brown, J.Webster
HB: J.Newnes, J.Carlisle, D.Roberton
C: J.Billings, J.Steele, L.Montagna
HF: J.Gresham, N.Riewoldt, M.Weller
F: D.Minchington, J.Bruce, T.Membrey
FOL: B.Longer, S.Ross, J.Steven
I/C: B.Acres, S.Gilbert, K.Stevens, J.Sinclair
EMG: L.Dunstan, D.McKenzie, J.Holmes
IN: K.Stevens, J.Sinclair
OUT: L.Dunstan, B.Long