Australian Football League Live GWS Giants vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 06 math will be kick off at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia Saturday 09 May 2015 online, 16.35pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The GWS Giants turned out their worst performance of the year against West Coast. In 2014, they lost to Richmond by 113-points before coming out the following week and going down to the Hawks by just seven. Is a repeat of that effort on the cards?
The Giants could look to make bulk changes following their 87-point loss to the Eagles. Jack Steele, Tim Mohr, Adam Kennedy, Jed Lamb, Rory Lobb, Matt Buntine and Jarrod Pickett are all in contention. The Hawks will need to replace Luke Hodge and Jordan Lewis who are both suspended with Paul Puopolo likely to slot straight back in. Tim O’Brien, Angus Litherland, James Frawley and even James Frawley are all a chance to return to the side.
The Giants are eighth on the ladder with wins over Melbourne, St Kilda and Gold Coast and losses to Sydney and West Coast. They rank third in disposals per game and 14th in tackles in what is a relatively free-flowing game plan. The Hawks are fourth on the ladder with recent wins over the Bulldogs and North splitting a loss to Port Adelaide. They rank first in kicks and points per game and have conceded the fourth least amounts of points in 2015 too.
Jarryd Roughead v Phil Davis – the Hawks big man has kicked 13 goals in three games against the Giants and averages just under three goals per game in 2015. The Giants struggled to contain Josh Kennedy last weekend, giving up six goals and their midfielders will need to limit the supply to help out Davis, Patfull and Haynes against Roughy, Gunston and co.
The Hawks and the Giants have met only three times with Hawthorn winning by 83, 162 and 7 points respectively. This is be GWS’ first game at Spotless Stadium this season. They have a 5-16 (13-8 against the line) record at the venue. The Hawks are 8-5 head-to-head (7-6 at the line) when on the road (other than in Launceston) since the start of 2013. The total game score in this match-up has totalled over 180-points on all three occasions.
The Hawks make their first ever trip to Spotless Stadium and should be confident of a win. Condition should be perfect for this one and the Hawks will be looking to make it two in a row for the first time this season. It is tough to predict what type of effort the Giants will bring with their loss to West Coast a real aberration on what they’ve delivered thus far in 2015. They have the cattle to take it to Hawthorn and being their first game at home this season, they will have the extra motivation of playing in front of their fans.
B: Matt Buntine, Phil Davis, Tomas Bugg
HB: Joel Patfull, Nick Haynes, Heath Shaw
C: James Stewart, Ryan Griffen, Toby Greene
HF: Devon Smith, Jeremy Cameron, Callan Ward
F: Lachie Whitfield, Cam McCarthy, Dylan Shiel
FOL: Shane Mumford, Adam Treloar, Tom Scully
I/C: Adam Kennedy, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Stephen Coniglio, Zac Williams
EMG: Jack Steele, Tim Mohr, Rory Lobb
IN: Matt Buntine, Adam Kennedy, Zac Williams
OUT: Nathan Wilson (Omitted), Josh Kelly (Omitted), Aidan Corr (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Stephen Coniglio – Playing 50th game
B: Shaun Burgoyne, Josh Gibson, Ben Stratton
HB: Grant Birchall, Ryan Schoenmakers, Taylor Duryea
C: Liam Shiels, Sam Mitchell, Bradley Hill
HF: Isaac Smith, Jack Gunston, Paul Puopolo
F: Ben McEvoy, Jarryd Roughead, Luke Breust
FOL: Jonathon Ceglar, Cyril Rioli, Will Langford
I/C: Brendan Whitecross, Billy Hartung, Jed Anderson, Matthew Suckling
EMG: Alex Woodward, Tim O’Brien, Angus Litherland
IN: Paul Puopolo, Jed Anderson
OUT: Jordan Lewis (Suspension), Luke Hodge (Suspension)