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GAME DAY: Hawthorn v Adelaide at the MCG | 3AW Radio

Hawthorn ruckman Ben McEvoy insists the Hawks are still a key player in 2017.

McEvoy spoke to 3AW in the rooms, saying they take no notice of speculation that the club’s era is over.

‘People can wonder all they like, we still know what wins games of footy,’ McEvoy said.

‘We’ve got no doubts we’re good enough to match it with the best.’

Click play for the full interview

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Matthew Lloyd’s votes:

5. Rory Sloane (Adel)
4. Tom Lynch (Adel)
3. Sam Jacobs (Adel)
2. Tom Mitchell (Haw)
1. Taylor Walker (Adel)

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Adelaide star Rory Sloane spoke to 3AW in the rooms.

He said he was happy with how the side responded to a slow start.

Click play to hear from Sloane in the rooms

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FULL TIME

Adelaide has handed Hawthorn a second defeat to start the 2017 season.

The Hawks started strongly, but the Crows kicked 13 goals to five after the first break to run out 24-point winners. 

Eddie Betts and David Mackay booted three goals for the Crows, while Luke Breust kicked four for Hawthorn.

Click play for the full-time analysis with Jimmy and Lloydy


Click play for match highlights

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HALF TIME 

Hawthorn holds a 13-point lead at the main break.

Adelaide pressed hard in the second quarter, but wayward kicking meant they couldn’t apply any scoreboard pressure.

Luke Breust is the game’s only multiple goal-kicker with three.

The Crows are a man down after Josh Jenkins was taken to hospital with a suspected rib injury.

Click play for the half-time wrap with Jimmy Bartel and Matthew Lloyd

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Hawthorn will be looking to rebound from a disappointing loss to Essendon in Round 1.

But the job doesn’t get any easier this weekend, with the rampaging Crows standing in their way.

Can the returning Luke Hodge inspire the Hawks to victory? Or will Adelaide compound the pressure on the former champs? 

Find out with the No. 1 commentary team in the game on 3AW Football!

TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Matthew Lloyd, Jimmy Bartel, Caroline Wilson, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, and Doc Larkins.

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