Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks AFL live match are being held on ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Friday 09 May 2014,AFL round 08 first match.
Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks are the battle of the AFL’s last two premiers when the Sydney Swans tackle 2013 champions the Hawthorn Hawks in a Friday night, 9 May grudge match at ANZ Stadium.
A rare Friday night clash in Sydney sees the Swans host Hawthorn out an ANZ Stadium. The Hawks are flying, having lost only once this season whilst the Swans have won three in a row and are slowly assembling their big money forward line.
The Swans look set to unveil Buddy Franklin and Kurt Tippett in the same forward line for the first time ever. Their big money duo both trained strongly on Thursday night and look set to face the reigning premiers. Whilst the Hawks will need to replace Brian Lake (calf) and Sam Mitchell (hamstring) with Ben Stratton and Jonathan Simpkin the likely frontrunners to do so.
Both sides tuned up for this big clash with massive wins. The Hawks absolutely demolished a hapless St Kilda by 145 points getting big games out of all their usual suspects – including Roughead, Gunston, Burgoyne and Breust. The Swans mauled the Lions thanks to three goals from Adam Goodes and 30+ possessions from McVeigh and Kennedy.
Hawthorn got the better of Sydney in last year’s qualifying final, restricting Sydney to just 51 points. Jack Gunston kicked three from 16 disposals and 10 marks whilst usual suspects Brad Sewell and Sam Mitchell racked up plenty of disposals. After being level at half-time the Hawks kicked 11 goals to three after half-time to cruise into the preliminary final.
B: Nick Smith, Ted Richards, Dane Rampe
HB: Nick Malceski, Heath Grundy, Rhyce Shaw
C: Dan Hannebery, Craig Bird, Kieren Jack
HF: Lewis Jetta, Lance Franklin, Ben McGlynn
F: Harry Cunningham, Adam Goodes, Luke Parker
FOL: Tom Derickx, Josh Kennedy, Jarrad McVeigh
I/C: Jake Lloyd, Kurt Tippett, Sam Reid, Jeremy Laidler
EMG: Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Brandon Jack, Dean Towers
IN: Kurt Tippett, Lance Franklin
OUT: Brandon Jack (Omitted), Mike Pyke (Hamstring)
B: Kyle Cheney, Josh Gibson, Ryan Schoenmakers
HB: Luke Hodge, Ben Stratton, Matthew Suckling
C: Grant Birchall, Shaun Burgoyne, Bradley Hill
HF: Cyril Rioli, Jack Gunston, Isaac Smith
F: Luke Breust, Jarryd Roughead, David Hale
FOL: Ben McEvoy, Jordan Lewis, Mitch Hallahan
I/C: Taylor Duryea, Will Langford, Paul Puopolo, Billy Hartung
EMG: Jonathon Ceglar, Derick Wanganeen, Jonathan Simpkin
IN: Kyle Cheney, Will Langford, Ben Stratton
OUT: Sam Mitchell (Hamstring), Brian Lake (Calf), Angus Litherland (Omitted)