AFL Live Hawthorn Hawks vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL Grand Finale AFL Football Final 2015 Online, AFL Grand Finals Hawthorn Hawks vs West Coast Eagles Match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 03 October 2015 online, 14.30 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
West Coast booked a date with Hawthorn in the AFL grand final after coming from behind to beat North Melbourne by 25 points at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night.
The Eagles trailed by 20 points at quarter-time and were still behind at the main change, before shifting gears in the third term to eventually win 10.20 (80) to 7.13 (55).
The victory sees the Eagles advance to their first grand final since their most recent premiership in 2006, while it also sets up a re-match with the Hawks, who they beat by 32 points in the opening week of the finals.
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But the Hawks have regained their mojo since that encounter, disposing of Adelaide and Fremantle to reach their fourth straight grand final.
The Kangaroos were gutsy on enemy territory, but they ultimately lacked the midfield grunt to match West Coast.
Key forwards Ben Brown, Drew Petrie and Jarrad Waite loomed as potential match-winners for the Kangaroos.
But the trio finished with just one goal between them as Will Schofield, Sharrod Wellingham and Brad Sheppard played masterful roles in defence.
The one big blight for the Eagles was their inaccuracy in front of goal, an area they will need to fix up if they are to beat the Hawks on grand final day.
The Kangaroos entered Saturday’s match as rank underdogs, but they made a mockery of that tag in a dominant opening term.
The visitors unlocked the ‘Weagles Web’ defensive system on numerous occasions to slam through three unanswered goals.
Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui tried his best to show some fight, engaging in a fierce wrestle with Scott Thompson along the boundary line.
Kangaroos midfielder Jack Ziebell came up with an ingenious plan to break up the tussle, hopping up from the interchange bench to spray Naitanui with his water bottle.
The Eagles needed a hero to spark them in the second term, and it was Coleman medallist Josh Kennedy who answered the call.
Kennedy was cleaned up by a big Scott Thompson bump as he took a courageous running mark.
And with Thompson also feeling the pain of the hit, Kennedy hopped straight up, played on and kicked truly on the run from 35 metres out.
Four minutes later, Kennedy bagged his second, helping reduce the deficit to five points by half-time.
Kangaroos forward Ben Brown had two nightmare moments during the second quarter.
First, his wayward handball cost Shaun Higgins what would have been a certain goal.
Then in the dying moments of the half, Brown dropped a regulation mark within scoring range.