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

Best-on-ground Josh Gibson told 3AW Football he’s excited by the young talent coming through the side.

He also said he’s happy he was able to score his first goal for the club.

Click play to hear from Gibson in the rooms

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FULL TIME

As it did in the 2015 Grand Final, the Hawks have won by 46 points.

Josh Gibson (44 disposals), James Sicily (four goals), and Cyril Rioli (four goals) were influential.

Sam Mitchell was also prolific with 37 touches and nine clearances.

Click play to hear Richo and Lingy’s thought on the game

Click play to hear full match highlights

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HALF TIME 

Reports of Hawthorn’s demise may have been premature.

The Hawks lead by 21 points after a blistering opening half against West Coast.

Josh Sherrin (otherwise known as Josh Gibson) has brought his own footy – he has 25 disposals to half time. Sam Mitchell has 19.

James Sicily has kicked three goals.

Click play to hear Richo and Lingy’s analysis

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West Coast assistant coach Dean Cox told 3AW Football said he’s excited to see Lewis Jetta as an Eagle.

He said the former Swan adds a new dimension to the midfield. 

Cox also said the latest rule changes hadn’t drastically changed the role of ruckmen.

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Injured Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge joined the 3AW Football commentary box before the game.

In a wide-ranging interview, Hodge said he’s planning to play on next season.

He also spoke about Hawthorn’s poor start to the season, drugs in footy, and Alastair Clarkson’s contract.

Click play to hear his pre-game interview

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It’s a Grand Final re-match as the Hawks host West Coast at the G.

The Eagles will be looking to avenge their disappointment on the final day of the 2015 season, but the Hawks – still smarting from their Round 1 loss to Geelong – will lack no motivation of their own.

Who will win the battle of the big birds?

Find out with the best commentary team in the game on 3AW Football.

TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Mick Warner, and Sam ‘Scoop’ McClure.

HOW TO LISTEN ONLINE

PRE-GAME: 3AW App or click here

MATCH STREAM: AFL app or website

POST-MATCH REVIEW: 3AW App or click here

BELOW: Follow live commentary highlights throughout the weekend.

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