GWS Giants v Hawthorn Hawks: AFL preview, news and how to watch live
All you need to know in the lead up to Sunday’s clash (3 July), GWS Giants v Hawthorn, including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch live on Kayo.
Two sides on the rebuild journey meet at Giants Stadium on Sunday 3 July.
Watch live here on Kayo and scroll down to catch up on the latest news.
Giants v Hawks preview
Finals are out of the question for both the Giants (14th) and Hawks (15th) – and as is often the case in AFL – rebuild is the optimal word for these two clubs, who not so long ago were in the mix for finals.
GWS defied all pundits to grab a spot in the top eight last season – and win a final – while Hawthorn went 10 straight seasons (2007-2016) with one missed finals appearance under recently farewelled coach Alastair Clarkson plus snared four premierships.
Hawks’ great Sam Mitchell has now taken the reins for the anticipated journey back to the promised land.
The Giants farewelled long-term coach Leon Cameron a month ago, with the club at a crossroads in its short 11-year history, and former Bomber Mark McVeigh taking over as caretaker.
Making a fair fist in his first five games at the helm. The Giants comfortably defeated cellar dweller West Coast and North Melbourne, with three losses not exceeding 20 points against Brisbane (3rd), Western Bulldogs (8th) and Collingwood (7th).
Ruckman Braydon Preuss was flagged as a possible in but missed a spot. A solid VFL performance by Josh Ward sees him earn a bench spot. Both teams have four wins for the campaign.
What time is Giants v Hawks?
The game starts at 3.20pm (AEST), 2.50pm (ACST) and 1.20pm (AWST) on Sunday 3 July.
Where is it being played?
GIANTS Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.
How do I watch the game?
The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its AFL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.
What AFL news do I need to know before Sunday?
CODESports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.
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History between the Giants and Hawks
The Giants’ won their last meeting at GIANTS Stadium, 83-49 in 2020, but that is their only win of the past four.
All the ins and outs for Sunday:
B: Kennedy, Taylor, Cumming
HB: Whitfield, Davis, Idun
C: Bruhn, Green, O’Halloran
HF: Taranto, Himmelberg, Riccardi
F: Lloyd, Hogan, Greene
FOLL: Flynn, Kelly, Coniglio
I/C (from): Ward, Haynes, Ash, Wehr, Brown, Derksen, Sproule, Keeffe
IN: Flynn, Derksen, Sproule
B: Blanck, Scrimshaw, Day
HB: Impey, Sicily, Hardwick
C: Bramble, Mitchell, Morrison
HF: Butler, Lewis, Moore
F: Breust, Koschitzke, Macdonald
FOLL: Reeves, Newcombe, O’Meara
I/C (from): Jiath, Nash, Worpel, Gunston, Morris, Maginness, Shiels, Hartigan
IN: Day, Gunston, Maginness, Hartigan
OUT: Howe (omitted)
Live score updates
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