Hawks too good in the end for the West Coast Eagles despite being given a scare.
It wasn’t easy, but Hawthorn showed too much fire-power for the West Coast Eagles in a thoroughly entertaining contest at Etihad Stadium.
West Coast kept the AFL premiership-favourites honest in the early stages before eventually falling 19.9 (123) to 16.7 (103).
Jarryd Roughead and Jack Gunston booted five each for the victors while Josh Kennedy also kicked a handful for West Coast.
Luke Hodge continued his resurgence, leading the Hawks with 25 disposals as Luke Shuey posted 33 for West Coast.
The Eagles host Essendon next Thursday night and Hawthorn heads back to Tasmania to take on the Lions.