Friday’s (24/07/2015) only AFL 2015 Round 17 match is between Carlton Blues and Hawthorn Hawks. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:50 local time with the game to be played at Etihad Stadium. The away team Hawthorn Hawks are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Carlton Blues and Hawthorn Hawks.
When: 19:50 | Friday 24/07/2015
Where: Etihad Stadium
Tip: Hawthorn Hawks at $1.02
Value Tip: Menzel Troz at $18.00
B Simon White, Sam Rowe, Michael Jamison
HB Chris Yarran, Zach Tuohy, Dylan Buckley
C Kade Simpson, Marc Murphy, Sam Docherty
HF Troy Menzel, Tom Bell, Jason Tutt
F Levi Casboult, Lachie Henderson, Andrejs Everitt
FOL Matthew Kreuzer, Patrick Cripps, Ed Curnow
I/C Blaine Boekhorst, Liam Jones, Nick Holman, Brad Walsh
EMG Kristian Jaksch, Blaine Johnson, Mark Whiley
IN Blaine Boekhorst, Liam Jones
OUT Andrew Carrazzo (Foot), Tom Fields (Omitted).
B Matt Spangher, Brian Lake, Sam Mitchell
HB Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Angus Litherland
C Bradley Hill, Shaun Burgoyne, Isaac Smith
HF Cyril Rioli, Ryan Schoenmakers, Matthew Suckling
F Jack Gunston, Jarryd Roughead, Luke Breust
FOL David Hale, Luke Hodge, Jordan Lewis
I/C Paul Puopolo, Billy Hartung, Jonathan O’Rourke, Ben McEvoy
EMG Jed Anderson, James Sicily, Daniel Howe
IN Bradley Hill, Jonathan O’Rourke
OUT Ben Stratton (Ankle), Liam Shiels (Corked Quad).
Awesome Hawthorn delivered another chilling statement to their AFL rivals and spoilt Lance Franklin’s 700-goal celebrations with a crushing 89-point AFL win over the Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
Following up their 72-point towelling of ladder leaders Fremantle last week, the Hawks slammed on the first seven goals and plied on 14 goals to three in the second half on their way to a 23.8 (146) to 7.15 (57) win.
The comprehensive victory lifted the Hawks above Sydney into third and was even more one-sided than their 63-point grand final win over the Swans last year.
Former Hawk Franklin, who started the game on 698 goals, kicked three in as many minutes in the second quarter to briefly give Sydney hope, but the Swans never reduced the deficit below 18 points.
Incredibly, Sydney were blown away despite notching 15 more contested possessions and just one less inside 50.
The Hawks were ruthlessly efficient in attack and their swarming defence pressured Sydney into numerous errors.
It was Hawthorn’s seventh straight win since their four-point loss to Sydney back in round eight.
The normally miserly Swans hadn’t conceded over 100 points in a game this season, but Hawthorn reached the century mark before three-quarter time.
Jarryd Roughead, back from his cancer scare, kicked five goals, Jack Gunston four and Cyril Rioli three for the Hawks.
Gunston kicked three first quarter goals as Hawthorn surged to a 37-2 quarter advantage at the break.
Franklin’s second quarter hat-trick and a smart goal to co-captain Jarrad Mcveigh got the Swans back to within three goals, only for Hawthorn to kick the last two majors of the term to hold a 30-point halftime lead.
The insatiable Hawks kicked the first two of the third term and seven goals to two for the quarter to lead by 55 at the final change.
The visitors piled on the misery in the final quarter, kicking seven goals to one.
Sydney fullback Ted Richards was reported for a first quarter head shot on Sam Mitchell.
The Swans suffered a blow early in the second quarter when recalled midfielder Craig Bird was injured and replaced by Zak Jones.
Hawthorn lost Brad Hill before the game to a corked calf.
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