Game Day Hawthorn v Gold Coast Suns, Round 22 - 16:40 AEST, Aug 18, 2019

Who wins? Hawthorn or Gold Coast?

  • Hawks by 30+

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • Hawks by < 30

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Gold Coast by < 30

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Gold Coast by 30+

    Votes: 5 35.7%

  • Total voters
    14
  • Poll closed .

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HAWTHORN v GOLD COAST SUNS
MRVL , 4:40pm AEST Sunday, August 18, 2019

HAWTHORN
B: Changkuoth Jiath, James Frawley, James Sicily
HB: Blake Hardwick, Ben Stratton, Shaun Burgoyne
C: Ricky Henderson, Jaeger O'Meara, Tom Scully
HF: Paul Puopolo, Tim O'Brien, Isaac Smith
F: Luke Breust, Jarryd Roughead, Oliver Hanrahan
FOL: Jonathon Ceglar, Liam Shiels, James Worpel
I/C: Conor Nash, Jack Scrimshaw, Chad Wingard, Ben McEvoy, James Cousins, Jack Gunston, Daniel Howe, Harry Morrison (Four to be omitted)
IN: Jarryd Roughead, Jack Scrimshaw, Ben McEvoy, Jack Gunston, Harry Morrison
OUT: Mitchell Lewis (Injured)

GOLD COAST SUNS
B: Jack Lukosius, Caleb Graham, Jarrod Harbrow
HB: Charlie Ballard, Chris Burgess, Lachie Weller
C: Pearce Hanley, Jack Bowes, Brayden Fiorini
HF: Alex Sexton, Sam Day, Touk Miller
F: Sean Lemmens, Ben King, Ben Ainsworth
FOL: Jarrod Witts, David Swallow, Darcy MacPherson
I/C: Jacob Dawson, Jacob Heron, George Horlin-Smith, Jordan Murdoch, Michael Rischitelli, Brad Scheer, Peter Wright, Aaron Young (Four to be omitted)
IN: George Horlin-Smith, Jordan Murdoch, Brad Scheer, Peter Wright, Aaron Young
OUT: Anthony Miles (Injured)
MILESTONES: Aaron Young - Playing 100th game


Where and when: Marvel Stadium, Sunday August 18, 4.40pm AEST

TV, radio and online: Click here for broadcast guide

What it means for Hawthorn:
Its season has a pulse. Still a game and percentage out of the finals picture, Hawthorn won't be giving up hope just yet. A big victory over Gold Coast on Sunday evening will keep it in the equation for another week at least.

What it means for Gold Coast: It just needs something to provide a bit of hope going into the summer. A run of 16 straight defeats has undoubtedly taken its toll on Gold Coast, which is now starting to get beaten badly. It needs a competitive showing on Sunday.

The stat: Hawthorn won't love heading back to Marvel Stadium this weekend, having lost all three of its games at Docklands this year.

The match-up: James Sicily v Ben King

King has displayed some good signs recently. The young forward has shown glimpses of his immense potential, kicking eight goals in his past four weeks. Sicily has been in fine form for the Hawks and will likely be his direct opponent this weekend.

It's a big week for: Jaeger O'Meara

Suns chairman Tony Cochrane recently declared that O'Meara lied to his face before requesting a move to the Hawks, adding a bit of spice to this weekend's contest. The midfielder will undoubtedly have something to prove against his former side.



Big call: The Hawks kick 10 goals in the opening quarter to lay the foundations for a big win.

Prediction: Hawthorn by 60 points

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs

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That score review was one of the most embarrassing things I've ever seen for a pro organisation. Three camera angles, only one of which even has the ball in frame and it's from a mile away where you can't see s**t, and it still took them a few minutes to decide it was umpires call.
 

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