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Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground
When: Saturday September 27 – 5.30am (BST)
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It all comes down to this.
After 198 home-and-away season games and eight finals matches, we are down to the biggest one of all – the 2014 AFL grand final.
The two best teams of the season deservedly face off in the decider, and the added spice of Lance Franklin facing his former teammates means this is a game not to be missed.
Sydney were at their devastating best last week against North Melbourne, shutting down the Kangaroos running game with consummate ease.
The Swans destroyed Brad Scott’s side in the stoppages and pressured the ball carrier, not allowing any run and carry from any of North’s key men.
The strength of Sydney’s forward line came to the fore last Friday, with Franklin booting five and Kurt Tippett chipping in with four.
Hawthorn’s preliminary final was somewhat more of a battle, with an inspired Jarryd Roughead needing to kick six in a match the Hawks won by just three points.
Alastair Clarkson’s side were simply overrun by the Power in the second half and were lucky they built enough of a lead in the first half to stave off the late threat from Port Adelaide.
Picking this one is almost impossible.
Many predicted the Hawks to fall away after losing Franklin to the Swans, but they matched John Longmire’s side with 17 wins and five losses in 2014.
Jarryd Roughead has stepped up to the plate and this match could very well end up as a goalkicking dual between the two former teammates.
This match promises to be a cracker so make sure you tune in!
1. In two games against his former side, Swans star Lance Franklin has kicked a combined total of 5.12. He kicked seven consecutive behinds in the first three quarters of the sides’ round eight clash before kicking his first goal. Buddy has kicked 75.49 this season.
2. Hawthorn is ranked No.1 this season for total goals kicked with 397 at 16.5 per game. The Swans are ranked No.3 with 340 at 14.2 a game. In two finals this September, the Hawks average score is 100 points compared to the Swans’ 114.
3. The Swans and Hawthorn clash in a Grand Final for the second time in three seasons and their fourth final since 2011. The Swans won by 10 points in the 2012 decider, while in all finals the Hawks hold the advantage 4-2.
4. The Swans have taken the ball inside 50 this season an average of 56.8 times a game compared to Hawthorn’s 55 a game, but the Hawks average 12.6 marks inside 50 to the Swans’ 12.2.
5. The Swans have played in 15 Grand Finals for five premierships. Since moving to Sydney in 1982, they have played in four Grand Finals for two flags. Their last three have been decided by four, one and 10 points. Hawthorn has played in 17 Grand Finals for 11 premierships and will be aiming for back-to-back flags for only the second time in the club’s history (they won successive Grand Finals in 1988-89)
6. Swan Gary Rohan was the No.1 ranked player in the Official AFL Player Ratings across the two preliminary finals. The versatile speedster, who was used at both ends of the ground against the Kangaroos, has lifted his overall ranking from 599 overall to 412 ahead of the Grand Final.