AFL Live Hawthorn Hawks vs GWS Giants Live Streaming Free 2019 Round 08 Live Stream Online,The AFL match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, Australia, Sunday 12 May 2019 online,Time: 3:20pm AEST and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Hawthorn come off a disappointing five point loss to Melbourne in round seven. That effort saw them slump to 13th spot on the ladder with a win-loss record of 3-4.
On the same weekend, GWS proved to be too good for St Kilda, holding out the Saints by 44 points in Canberra. The Giants concluded the round in 3rd position with five wins for the season.
Leon Cameron’s side travel to Melbourne as one of the premiership fancies and should be hard to beat. The Giants have more depth in their midfield than the Hawks and have five players that feature in the top 50 for average disposals this season, while Hawthorn have just one.
Josh Kelly, Stephen Coniglio, Tim Taranto, Lachie Whitfield and Jacob Hopper are those names, while Hawthorn rely heavily on Jaegar O’Meara in the middle. Ricky Henderson and James Worpel are other Hawks that will need to shine.
Other key players include Jeremy Cameron and Toby Greene for GWS, while at the other end of the ground the Hawks will be looking for contributions from Luke Breust and Chad Wingard.
Cameron has booted 30 goals in seven games this season, 13 clear of his next rival. Luke Breust has 15, while it has been a quiet start for the Hawks, recruit, Chad Wingard, who failed to kick a major in round seven.
Hawthorn’s early season injury woes have improved and James Frawley is the latest big name that might be available for selection. Jack Scrimshaw is set to come back in after being ‘managed’ last week.
GWS are set to regain both Josh Kelly and Lachie Whitfield, while Phil Davis faces a fitness test in his quest to return. Aidan Corr is in doubt with an ankle injury.
The two sides have met on seven occasions and the ledger is split at three wins apiece as well as one draw. Last year, the Giants claimed an 11 point victory at Spotless Stadium and it was Stephen Coniglio and Josh Kelly that found plenty of the footy for the winners. Tom Mitchell racked up 50 disposals for Hawthorn.
The two sides have met twice at the MCG. GWS went down by a whopping 160 points to the Hawks in their debut season back in 2012. In 2014, an undermanned Hawks outfit held on by seven points in wet conditions at the venue.
Hawthorn will find it hard against a GWS outfit that boast a number of big names. But despite their troubles, the Hawks haven’t been too far away this year and the home ground advantage brings them into it. Take them with the point start.
B: Sicily, Frawley, Impey
HB: Stratton, O’Brien, Hardwick
C: Scully, O’Meara, Henderson
HF: Breust, Puopolo, Burgoyne
F: Moore, Lewis, Gunston
FOLL: McEvoy, Worpel, Shiels
I/C: Brand, Howe, Smith, Scrimshaw, Cousins, Glass, Ceglar, Morrison
EMG: Howe, Brand, Glass, Morrison
IN: Frawley, Scrimshaw, Cousins, Ceglar,
OUT: Wingard (injured), Roughead (omitted), Howe (omitted), Brand (omitted)
B: Haynes, Taylor, Tomlinson
HB: Reid, Davis, Shaw
C: Coniglio, Hopper, Williams
HF: Buntine, Himmelberg, Finlayson
F: Daniels, Cameron, Greene
FOLL: Simpson, De Boer, Taranto
I/C: Kennedy, Langdon, Lloyd, Kelly
EMG: Flynn, Perryman, Keeffe, Cumming
IN: Davis, Simpson, Langdon, Kelly
OUT: Corr (injured), Mumford (injured), Hately (omitted), Cumming (omitted)