Australian Football League Live Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn Hawks Live Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 17. Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn Hawks match will be kickoff at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 15 July 2017 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Both sides have been in solid recent form and the action gets underway at 1.45PM. Fox Footy will broadcast the game, while AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
Geelong come off a comprehensive 85 point win over lowly Brisbane last weekend with a host of players amongst the goals, including Tom Hawkins, who bagged four of the Cats 25 majors for the night. Prior to that, the Cats drew with GWS a fortnight ago.
In a remarkable twist, Hawthorn also featured in a draw with GWS, with that result coming at Launceston last week. While the Hawks are down in 12th spot, nine spots behind the 3rd placed Cats, their form reads well for this and they won the two games prior to the draw against the Giants.
The new look side, who are minus a number of their premiership stars, have been well coached by Alistair Clarkson and have begun to turn things around after a horror start to the year.
Tom Mitchell leads the competition for disposals and a host of young players have come to the fore, including Ryan Burton, who is the $1.60 favourite to take out the NAB Rising Star.
Geelong will enjoy the presence of their established stars, including the Brownlow favourite, Patrick Dangerfield, as well as their skipper, Joel Selwood, who was prominent against the Lions last weekend. Hawthorn’s Daniel Howe may line up on one of those two but the youngster will have his work cut out.
Scott Selwood, Daniel Menzel and Nakia Cockatoo are among some of the inclusions for Geelong. Hawthorn will once again be without a number of their premiership stars but Paul Puopolo may come in at the expense of Kade Stewart.
Geelong smashed the Hawks earlier in the year, taking out the Round 4 clash by 86 points after piling on 11 goals in the last quarter.
However, the games between the two sides are generally tight. Since losing the 2008 Grand Final to the Hawks, the Cats have won 15 of the subsequent 20 games, with 10 of those wins by 10 points or less.
Geelong have won the past three between the two sides, including the 2016 Qualifying Final by two points.
B: J.Bews, T.Lonergan, Z.Tuohy
HB: J.Kolodjashnij, L.Henderson, A.Mackie
C: S.Motlop, J.Selwood, C.Guthrie
HF: B.Parfitt, H.Taylor, J.Murdoch
F: D.Menzel, T.Hawkins, J.Parsons
FOL: Z.Smith, M.Duncan, P.Dangerfield
I/C: M.Blicavs, S.Menegola, S.Selwood, R.Stanley
EMG: W.Buzza, Z.Guthrie, S.Simpson
IN: S.Selwood, D.Menzel
OUT: W.Buzza, Z.Guthrie
B: B.Hardwick, K.Brand, K.Heatherley
HB: R.Burton, J.Sicily, L.Hodge
C: I.Smith, T.Mitchell, B.Hartung
HF: L.Breust, J.Gunston, L.Shiels
F: T.Duryea, J.Roughead, R.Schoenmakers
FOL: B.McEvoy, S.Burgoyne, D.Howe
I/C: W.Langford, R.Henderson, K.Stewart, T.O’Brien
EMG: H.Morrison, T.Vickery, B.Whitecross