14.7 (91)
14.10 (94)


Another two sides who don’t like each other very much. Adding to the spectacle will be Jordan Lewis, who will play against the Hawks for the first time since leaving the club.

Jesse Hogan is likely to return, after missing last weekend due to the passing of his father. This will bolster a winning side, and provide even more confidence for a team that should already be thinking positively coming into the game.

Hawthorn have been one of the stories of the competition, their start to the year has been below par. The possible return of both Grant Birchall, and Cyril Rioli, should give their supporters some hope.

Melbourne’s tenacity and attack at the football is exactly how the Hawks made a name for themselves. The Demons should be too strong in this department, and claim another scalp in season 2017.

Tip: Demons 29

Team Line-Ups

IN Jesse Hogan, Josh Wagner
OUTJake Melksham, A. Neal-Bullen
IN Grant Birchall, Cyril Rioli
OUTKaiden Brand, J. O'Meara
FB 14 Michael Hibberd 25 Tom McDonald 39 Neville Jetta
FF 28 Paul Puopolo 2 Jarryd Roughead 33 Cyril Rioli
HB 29 Jayden Hunt 17 Sam Frost 28 Oscar McDonald
HF 22 Luke Breust 23 T. O'Brien 19 Jack Gunston
C 2 Nathan Jones 13 Clayton Oliver 3 Christian Salem
C 16 Isaac Smith 3 Tom Mitchell 29 Will Langford
HF 5 C. Petracca 23 Jack Watts 19 Mitch Hannan
HB 5 Ryan Burton 6 Josh Gibson 9 Shaun Burgoyne
FF 36 Jeff Garlett 1 Jesse Hogan 24 J. Kennedy Harris
FB 14 Grant Birchall 12 James Frawley 24 Ben Stratton
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Team Stats

430 Disposals 356
153 Contested Possessions 128
193 Kicks 218
237 Handballs 138
15 Free Kicks 10
37 Clearances 30
15 Centre Clearances 11
22 Stoppages 19
54 Inside 50 48
75 Marks 106
10 Marks in 50 9
11 Contested Marks 19
83 Tackles 83
24 Hit-Outs 61

Player Stats

Melbourne Demons

Bernie Vince191231312
Cameron Pedersen61016416611
Christian Petracca5813312
Christian Salem9716213
Clayton Oliver424281115
Dom Tyson101828213
Jack Viney12203221151
Jack Watts51015251141
Jayden Hunt71017532
Jeff Garlett73102531
Jesse Hogan97164233
Jordan Lewis111930332
Josh Wagner8715413
Michael Hibberd151227221
Mitch Hannan639161
Nathan Jones13142763711
Neville Jetta491352
Oscar McDonald96157123
Sam Frost8122072
Tom McDonald1091953214
Tomas Bugg101020311

Hawthorn Hawks

Ben McEvoy6612453142
Ben Stratton841247
Billy Hartung15520711
Blake Hardwick1261871
Cyril Rioli9312311
Daniel Howe86145114
Grant Birchall3321
Isaac Smith1762391512
Jack Gunston10313312
James Frawley1051572
James Sicily527312
Jarryd Roughead11415643441
Josh Gibson10102052
Liam Shiels94133241
Luke Breust641011811
Luke Hodge131326524
Paul Puopolo31013136
Ryan Burton1492364
Shaun Burgoyne11122351411
Tim O'Brien1121310432
Tom Mitchell121931511121
Will Langford1552051911