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GWS jump into the eight with hard-fought victory over Hawthorn

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Photo: David Moir / AAP

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FULL TIME

The Giants have won by 11 points.

More specifically, they won by 11 behinds.

GWS 13.17 (95)
Hawthorn 13.6 (64)

Tom Mitchell was his typically prolific self, racking up 50 disposals – the third time he’s reached a half-century.

But it wasn’t enough to get the maximum votes from Jimmy Bartel:

Click PLAY for the full-time wrap from a “real eight-point game”

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HALF TIME 

GWS leads by 13 points at the main break.

Three early Rory Lobb goals gave the Giants a healthy lead, but the Hawks hit back in the second term.

Leon Cameron will be unhappy with his side’s kicking in front of goal. The Giants booted 1.8 in the second quarter to keep Hawthorn in the hunt.

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LATE CHANGE

Hawthorn has made a late change tonight.

Jack Gunston (corked calf) has been withdrawn), with Conor Glass coming in.

GWS will line up as selected.

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THE BUILD-UP

Last time the Hawks and Giants met, they played out a thrilling draw in Tasmania.

This time, they square off in Sydney for a place in the eight.

The victor, pending other results this round, could rise as high as fifth.

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