Roughead paves way for Ruck future

Thursday May 26, 2011 by  

Hawthorn’s stocks are on the rise, and as Jason Rumble reports, they have a dilemma ahead with Jarryd Roughead starring in the role while David Hale is out injured.

Hawthorn’s forward, turned ruckman, Jarryd Roughead has a new found confidence, giving relief to the Hawks problem with their current big man stocks.

The past three weeks has seen Roughead battle a couple of quality big men, in Port Adelaide’s Dean Brogan and formidable Shane Mumford, of Sydney. Read more

Hawthorn back to its best and the eight

Saturday June 12, 2010 by  

Hawthorn 19.10 (124) def. Adelaide 11.11 (77)

Hawthorn was at its attacking best against Adelaide on Saturday with a 47-point victory in Launceston, courtesy of some good performances from its star players.

The best was vice captain Luke Hodge who played well in various positions all over the ground, especially when his team needed him the most. He finished with 32 possessions and three goals; the first two coming as Adelaide closed in on the Hawks’ lead.

The Crows came within three goals of Hawthorn a few times but never really looked like taking the lead. Read more

Eagles prevail over gallant Hawks

Saturday May 8, 2010 by  

West Coast 15.12 (102) def. Hawthorn 14.10 (94)

The West Coast Eagles have defeated Hawthorn by eight points in an enthralling encounter at Subiaco Oval this afternoon.

The home side notched its second victory for the season with a committed effort, dominating the latter stages to prevail despite a determined Hawthorn outfit pushing them all day.

Six goals from Josh Kennedy, along with four from Mark LeCras helped keep the Eagles ahead throughout the second half, while Matt Priddis and Brad Ebert carved up the centre with 20 and 17 disposals respectively.

Others among the best players for the Eagles were, Nic Naitanui (19 disposals, 22 hitouts), Tom Swift (19 touches) and Shannon Hurn (15 disposals). Read more

Bombers overwhelm Hawks

Saturday May 1, 2010 by  

After an abysmal Anzac Day performance last weekend Essendon redeemed themselves with a convincing 43-point win against Hawthorn on Saturday Night.

In this highly anticipated Rivarly Round clash both teams entered the contest with only one win a piece so far this season. It was however the Bombers who came to play, controlling the match from the onset.

First year Essendon Captain Jobe Watson celebrated his 100th game in style, while the more favoured Hawks were left yet again to ponder their continual disintegration since taking out the flag in 2008. Read more

Bulldogs overpower the Hawks

Sunday April 11, 2010 by  

The Western Bulldogs prevailed in a tough battle against Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.

After eight lead changes and a dominant final quarter performance the red, white and blue registered a 14.16 (100) to 12.12 (84) victory.

For the second week in a row the Hawks took their foot from the accelerator and placed it on the brakes in the final quarter, while the Bulldogs kicked firmly into gear.

Barry Hall proved to be the sleeping giant for the winning side and after having little if no impact in the first two and a half quarters the big man up forward finished with six majors, four of which came in the concluding term. Read more

Hawks succumb to fast finishing Cats

Monday April 5, 2010 by  

For the second time this season Geelong has reversed a three quarter time deficit to take away the four points.

In a titanic tussle between their contemporary rivals Hawthorn the reigning premiers overcome a 24-point deficit at half time at the Easter Monday clash at the MCG to run out eventual winners by 14.16 (100) to the Hawks 13.13 (91).

Bursting out of the blocks with four answered goals the Hawks steamed away to a 23 point lead early in the first term, and continued to dominate throughout the initial half of the quarter.

Controlling the tackle count and with brilliant bursts of play in the midfield by Cyril Rioli Hawthorn held all the momentum early on. Read more

Hawks pummel hapless Demons

Sunday March 23, 2008 by  

Hawthorn 23.16 (154) def. Melbourne 6.14 (50)

Hawthorn has punished a lacklustre Melbourne outfit by 104 points in the AFL round one game played at the MCG this afternoon.

The Hawks celebrated the Easter weekend in grand style with a dominant four-quarter effort for a near-record victory over the league’s foundation club.

It was the second time in 148 clashes between the two clubs that the Hawks had finished 100 points or more ahead of their inner-city rivals, almost breaking a 25-year record margin of 115 points from the old VFL days at Waverley Park.

While several teams so far this weekend have slowed down in the second half, the revitalised Hawks showed no mercy with a barnstorming eight goals to one in the third term, capping that with a further eight goals in the fourth quarter. Read more