Robert Murphy and Easton Wood of the Bulldogs hold up the the premiership cup during the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 01, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The grand final is the most anticipated game of the year and more often than not is the best game of the season. A combination of tension and history make for must-see viewing and these 10 represent those values best.


10. 2013 Grand Final (Hawthorn 11.11 77 def. Fremantle 8.14 62)

A tight contest that at times was not the prettiest of viewing as the Hawks won an arm-wrestle in 2013. The Dockers kicked one goal in the first half and appeared overwhelmed by the occasion, playing in the clubs first grand final. A stirring third quarter from Fremantle meant it was all to play for in the final quarter. In the end, the Hawks held their nerve and won the first of their three-peat of flags.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 28: Grant Birchall and Luke Hodge of the Hawks celebrate with the Premiership Cup after the Hawks won the 2013 AFL Grand Final match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Fremantle Dockers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 28, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)