AFL NAB Challenge Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Carlton Blues Stream AFL NAB Football 2016 Online, AFL NAB Cup Week 01 Match will be kick off at Aurora Stadium, Invermay Rd, Launceston Tasmania, Australia Thursday 18 February 2016 online, 19.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The NAB Challenge is the traditional pre-season competition of the AFL and with new faces emerging and old rivalries still going strong, the 2016 edition shapes up to be an intriguing one.
The Hawthorn Hawks will once again enter the reigning champs, but there’s plenty of optimism among the league’s other teams, and you can watch every match live on a standard or HD TV, or stream the games to a mobile or internet connected device with a Free trial.
The 2016 NAB Challenge will be played from 18 February until 13 March, and include a total of twenty-seven matches. The clubs will use the games to test new strategies and formulate their final twenty-two for the proper premiership, as was the case with Hawthorn and Fremantle during the final week of last year’s competition, with both teams making a statement early on.
The first game of the competition sees the greatest side of the modern era, reigning champs the Hawthorn Hawks take on the Carlton Blues in Tassie at Aurora Stadium. Hawthorn traditionally uses the early part of the NAB Challenge to tweak their plans, and roll out the youngsters looking to impress Hawk’s coach Alastair Clarkson. It’s a different case for the Blues, with new coach Brendon Bolton, who was an assistant at Hawthorn. He has arguably the toughest job in the game- trying to find the right path for one of the proudest sport clubs in Australia.
Another interesting match will be on Saturday February 20, when the Sydney Swans play host to the Port Adelaide Power at Blacktown. It will be intriguing because the Swans could well unveil their star draftee Callum Mills, a product of their Academy. He has been regarded as one of the best talents to come through that program, which is a big call considering co-captains Jarrad McVeigh and Kieran Jack also came through the program also about a decade back.
Hawthorn Hawks: 3. Jordan Lewis 4. Billy Hartung 5. Sam Mitchell 6. Josh Gibson 7. Ben McEvoy 8. Taylor Duryea 10. Bradley Hill 11. Brendan Whitecross 13. Jonathan O’Rourke 14. Grant Birchall 15. Luke Hodge 16. Isaac Smith 17. Angus Litherland 20. Dallas Willsmore 21. James Sicily 22. Luke Breust 23. Tim O’Brien 24. Ben Stratton 25. Ryan Schoenmakers 28. Paul Puopolo 30. Kaiden Brand 31. Zac Webster 32. Jack Fitzpatrick 34. Kurt Heatherley 41. Daniel Howe 42. Teia Miles 43. Marc Pittonet 46. Lachlan Langford 47. Shem Tatupu
Carlton Blues: 3. Marc Murphy, 4. Bryce Gibbs, 6. Kade Simpson, 8. Matthew Kreuzer, 10. Harry McKay, 11. Sam Kerridge, 12. Blaine Boekhorst, 13. Jed Lamb, 14. Liam Jones, 15. Sam Docherty, 17. Sam Rowe, 22. Jason Tutt, 23. Jacob Weitering, 24. Mark Whiley, 30. Charlie Curnow, 31. Matthew Dick, 32. Nick Graham, 33. Andrejs Everitt, 34. Andrew Phillips, 35. Ed Curnow, 37. Daniel Gorringe, 38. Ciaran Byrne, 39. Dale Thomas, 40. Michael Jamison, 41. Levi Casboult, 42. Zach Tuohy, 43. Simon White, 45. Andrew Gallucci, 46. Matthew Wright