Where: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
When: Sunday April 19 – 4.10am (UK), 1.10pm (AEST)
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Nobody would have believed the Western Bulldogs would have been sitting above the reigning premiers in round three, but that’s certainly the case as the two sides square off at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
The Bulldogs go into the clash with a 2-0 record following wins over West Coast and Richmond and coach Luke Beveridge has an extensive knowledge of the Hawks after serving as an assistant under Alastair Clarkson.
Hawthorn on the other hand looked unstoppable in its round one win over Geelong, but faltered against the Bombers last week.
Clarkson’s men will be looking to bounce back as they search for a three-peat in 2015, and there’s no doubt they are the overwhelming favourites here.
The Hawks will be without star defender James Frawley, but gain experience through the returns of Sam Mitchell and Josh Gibson
Can the Western Bulldogs cause a major upset? Or will the Hawks prove to be far too strong?
Make sure you tune in to find out!
B Shaun Burgoyne, Brian Lake, Ben McEvoy
HB Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Ben Stratton
C Isaac Smith, Sam Mitchell, Bradley Hill
HF Luke Breust, Jack Gunston, Will Langford
F Paul Puopolo, Jarryd Roughead, Cyril Rioli
FOL Jonathon Ceglar, Luke Hodge, Jordan Lewis
I/C Brendan Whitecross, Taylor Duryea, Jed Anderson, Matthew Suckling, James Sicily, Billy Hartung, Ryan Schoenmakers (Three to be omitted)
B Matthew Boyd, Jordan Roughead, Dale Morris
HB Robert Murphy, Michael Talia, Lukas Webb
C Tory Dickson, Mitch Honeychurch, Jason Johannisen
HF Luke Dahlhaus, Ayce Cordy, Jack Macrae
F Jake Stringer, Tom Boyd, Mitch Wallis
FOL Will Minson, Lin Jong, Marcus Bontempelli
I/C Jarrad Grant, Stewart Crameri, Nathan Hrovat, Fletcher Roberts, Koby Stevens, Liam Picken, Brett Goodes (Three to be omitted)