19.11 (125)
West Coast
11.9 (75)


The Hawthorn story continues to unfold in a way that no one would have predicted. 0-4 and sitting in bottom place, the Hawks just have not been up to the task in the first month of the season.

They will face off against West Coast on Sunday, in what looks to be an important game for both sides. Hawthorn will want to get off the mark for season 2017, while the Eagles are looking to find a place in the top four.

Playing at the MCG will not suit West Coast, who have lost 11 of their past 15 games at the ground. This is one of the few things in the Hawks’ favour, however, it may not be enough.

Don’t rule out a fired up Alastair Clarkson led squad, however, the Eagles should be too strong.

Tip: Eagles by 25

Team Line-Ups

IN Daniel Howe
OUTRicky Henderson
IN Jack Darling, Dom Sheed
OUTSam Mitchell, Jonathan Giles
FB 6 Josh Gibson 12 James Frawley 15 Blake Hardwick
FF 2 Mark Le Cras 17 Josh J. Kennedy 12 S. Wellingham
HB 5 Ryan Burton 24 Ben Stratton 2 Luke Hodge
HF 7 Chris Masten 27 Jack Darling 15 Jamie Cripps
C 16 Isaac Smith 3 Tom Mitchell 39 Billy Hartung
C 30 Jackson Nelson 11 Matt Priddis 3 Andrew Gaff
HF 22 Luke Breust 19 Jack Gunston 29 Will Langford
HB 6 Elliot Yeo 20 Jeremy McGovern 26 Sam Butler
FF 6 James Sicily 2 Jarryd Roughead 23 T. O'Brien
FB 25 Shannon Hurn 31 Will Schofield 37 Thomas Barrass
SEE ALSO:  Talia to go under the knife

Team Stats

456 Disposals 359
163 Contested Possessions 141
245 Kicks 186
211 Handballs 173
16 Free Kicks 10
39 Clearances 41
13 Centre Clearances 14
26 Stoppages 27
56 Inside 50 49
99 Marks 80
11 Marks in 50 12
10 Contested Marks 15
72 Tackles 79
51 Hit-Outs 40

Player Stats

Hawthorn Hawks

Ben McEvoy8917743151
Ben Stratton81422314
Billy Hartung131326412
Blake Hardwick109194
Cyril Rioli7815321611
Daniel Howe6713119
Isaac Smith178256111
Jack Gunston156216231
James Frawley1531871
James Sicily107175121
Jarryd Roughead6915313
Josh Gibson81321411
Kaiden Brand136199111
Liam Shiels17926621711
Luke Breust1282041331
Luke Hodge111122512
Paul Puopolo1341713811
Ryan Burton1592463
Shaun Burgoyne1014243151
Tim O'Brien9615681232
Tom Mitchell122537516
Will Langford1013232113

West Coast Eagles

Andrew Gaff131427412
Brad Sheppard7411412
Chris Masten91726316
Dom Sheed9142332
Elliot Yeo11516646
Jack Darling7310512141
Jack Redden7101731141
Jackson Nelson12517325
Jamie Cripps108184712
Jeremy McGovern1241691121
Josh Hill358222
Josh J. Kennedy8412621213
Liam Duggan7111831
Luke Shuey20133341452
Mark Le Cras471115
Matt Priddis4182211
Nathan Vardy448227121
Sam Butler671322
Shannon Hurn105155122
Sharrod Wellingham8816313
Thomas Barrass9312813
Will Schofield64104