Australian Football Pre Seasons AFL NAB Challenge First Match Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Collingwood Magpies AFL NAB Cup match will be kick off at Aurora Stadium in Launceston, Tasmania, Thursday 26 February 2015 online, 19:10 AEDT and its broadcast on Foxtell.
The 2015 NAB Challenge Cup Hawthorn Hawks vs Collingwood Magpies begins on Thursday night in Launceston as reigning premiers Hawthorn take on Collingwood. The first 18 games will be staggered over three weekends, six this weekend followed by six more on each of the following two weekends. During this time, all 18 clubs will play two games, predominantly at regional and suburban venues, highlighted this weekend by the Western Bulldogs’ clash with Richmond at the Whitten Oval on Saturday afternoon. The final round of nine matches will be played over a single weekend between March 19 and 22, with games returning to mainstream AFL grounds.
None of the AFL NAB Cup 2015 matches will be shown on free-to-air TV, however 21 of the 27 games will be broadcast live nationally on Fox Footy. The other six will not even be streamed. Four games in each of the first three weeks will be televised, as will all of the final round of nine. That means bad news for St Kilda, Brisbane Lions, North Melbourne and Adelaide fans this weekend, with no TV coverage of their games.
2015 NAB Cup Hawthorn will kick off the NAB Challenge, hosting Collingwood at Aurora Stadium on Thursday, February 26, in what will be the Magpies’ first official AFL match in Tasmania as that state celebrates 150 years of Australian Football.
Foxtel will be the exclusive TV broadcaster of the 2015 NAB Challenge, with 21 of the 27 matches shown live around Australia on Fox Footy.
You can also watch the 21 broadcast matches on your mobile and tablet with your AFL Live Pass.
Hawthorn Hawks: 2. Jarryd Roughead, 3. Jordan Lewis, 5. Sam Mitchell, 6. Josh Gibson, 7. Ben McEvoy, 8. Taylor Duryea, 10. Bradley Hill, 12. James Frawley, 18. Jonathon Ceglar, 19. Jack Gunston, 21. James Sicily, 22. Luke Breust, 24. Benjamin Stratton, 26. Liam Shiels, 28. Paul Puopolo, 29. Will Langford, 30. Kaiden Brand, 31. Angus Litherland, 32. Jonathan Simpkin, 35. Sam Grimley, 37. Jed Anderson, 38. Dallas Willsmore, 39. Alex Woodward, 40. Billy Hartung, 41. Daniel Howe, 42. Teia Miles, 43. Marc Pittonet, 44. Jared Hardisty, 45. Jermaine Miller-Lewis
Collingwood Magpies: 1. Alex Fasolo, 2. Sam Dwyer, 4. Brodie Grundy, 5. Jamie Elliott, 6. Tyson Goldsack,
7. Ben Kennedy, 8. Tom Langdon, 9. Jesse White, 13. Taylor Adams, 16. Nathan Brown, 18. Travis Varcoe,
19. Levi Greenwood, 21. Nathan Freeman, 22. Steele Sidebottom, 23. Lachlan Keeffe, 24. Josh Thomas, 25. Jack Crisp, 26. Marley Williams, 27. Tony Armstrong, 28. Ben Sinclair, 29. Tim Broomhead, 31. Jackson Ramsay, 33. Patrick Karnezis, 34. Alan Toovey, 35. Jordan De Goey, 38. Matthew Goodyear, 43. Adam Oxley, 44. Corey Gault, 45. Jack Frost