Australian Football League Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Sydney Swans Live Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 19 Stream. Hawthorn Hawks vs Sydney Swans match will be kickoff at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Friday 28 July 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Both sides endured terrible starts to the season but have hit back hard, particularly Sydney, who have won 10 of their past 11 matches. The Swans only loss since in that time period was to Hawthorn
The Hawks have won three of their past five, including a win over the competition’s ladder leaders, Adelaide as well as a narrow loss to 2nd placed Geelong and a draw to 3rd placed GWS.
Alistair Clarkson’s side come off a strong win against Fremantle on the road last weekend but head in as the slight underdogs here.
They will have to do it without a host of their senior players, including Cyril Rioli, James Frawley and Grant Birchall, who are all overcoming various injuries.
Clarkson’s youngsters have shown they can match it with any side but a couple of players that are set to give them headaches are the former Hawks in Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy.
Franklin has never really dominated his former side since departing at the end of 2013 but Friday may be his night. He leads the competition for goals this season with 50 majors and kicked five the last time the two sides met. Kaiden Brand looms as the match up for ‘Buddy’.
Sydney’s Kennedy is averaging more contested possessions than any other player in the competition except for Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield and it will be interesting to see if Hawthorn’s ‘run with’ player, Daniel Howe goes to him.
Another interesting aspect of this game will be the performance of the former Swan, Tom Mitchell, who crossed to Hawthorn at the end of last season. The ball magnet is averaging 36 touches per game this season and is one of the keys for the Hawks.
Hawthorn still have a massive injury list and none of their guns are ready to return. The news is better at Sydney, who have a healthy squad to choose from. Sam Reid faces a fitness test after missing last week, while Will Hayward is likely to come in.
B: C. Glass, K. Brand, B. Hardwick
HB: J. Sicily, R. Burton, L. Hodge
C: L. Shiels, T. Mitchell, I. Smith
HF: J. Gunston, R. Schoenmakers, R. Henderson
F: L. Breust, J. Roughead, T.O’Brien
FOL: B. McEvoy, S. Burgoyne, D. Howe
I/C: B. Hartung, T. Duryea, W. Langford, B. Whitecross
EMG: T. Miles, K. Heatherley, T. Vickery
B: N. Smith, H. Grundy, D. Rampe
HB: C. Mills, L. Melican, J. McVeigh
C: I. Heeney, J. Kennedy, J. Lloyd
HF: G. Hewett, L. Franklin, D. Towers
F: G. Rohan, C. Sinclair, K. Jack
FOL: S. Naismith, L. Parker, D. Hannebery
I/C: W. Hayward, Z. Jones, N. Newman, T. Papley
EMG: A. Aliir, J. Foote, D. Robinson
IN: W. Hayward
OUT: D. Robinson