GAME DAY: Hawthorn v Carlton from Aurora Stadium in Launceston | 3AW Radio
It’s another gallant effort from Carlton, but Hawthorn proved too strong, winning by 19 points.
Luke Breust and Jon Ceglar booted two goals for the Hawks, while Jordan Lewis racked up 27 touches.
Jack Silvagni showed good signs in attack for the Blues.
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Hawthorn leads by six points after a bizarre first half.
Only three goals were scored between the two teams, with windy conditions wreaking havoc on accuracy in front of goal.
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Carlton CEO Steven Trigg spoke to 3AW before the game.
Trigg confirmed the Blues have spoken to Jaeger O’Meara’s management.
He said Sam Docherty’s leadership is ‘first-class’.
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Hawthorn assistant Brett Ratten spoke to 3AW before the game.
He spoke about the late change that sees Cyril Rioli out of the game.
He said Blake Hardwick – who comes in for his debut – plays like Robbie Gray.
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History is on Hawthorn’s side for this one.
The Hawks have won 13 in a row against Carlton, and 18 in a row in Launceston.
But the Blues have risen above expectations on a number of occasions this season, including narrow losses to finals-bound West Coast and Sydney in the past fortnight.
Can they go one better at Aurora Stadium? Or will the Hawks extend their two impressive streaks?
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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Matthew Lloyd, Nathan Brown, Caroline Wilson, and Tim Lane.
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