AFL heavyweights collide in a crucial top-of-the-table clash at the MCG.
Theirs is one of the more storied rivalries in the AFL and the latest chapter will be written today at the MCG as the Hawthorn Hawks clash with the Essendon Bombers.
Both sets of fans have had this game circled on their calenders for weeks as both teams eyed each other off as they climbed to be first and second on the ladder.
From the brutal contests in the 1980s and with both sides featuring some of the game’s best over the years, there is more than just four points on the line.
As the AFL begins its run home to the finals, take a look back at some of the key moments between the Hawks and the Bombers over the years.