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

Bulldog backman – and former Hawk – Matt Suckling spoke to 3AW after the game.

He said he felt for his former teammates, but was ecstatic for his new club.

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The Western Bulldogs have ended Hawthorn’s era with a convincing 23-point win.

The Dogs led by as many as 43 points early in the final term before taking their foot off the gas.

Jake Stringer and Liam Picken both booted three goals, while Marcus Bontempelli was typically damaging through midfield.

Jack Macrae racked up 39 disposals.

The Dogs will now meet GWS in the Preliminary Final next Saturday. 

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HALF TIME 

Hawthorn leads by a single point at the main break.

The Hawks had led by 23 points earlier in the quarter before the Dogs hit back hard.

A bit of heated push-and-shove after the half-time siren suggests there plenty of feeling in this one.

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Bulldogs assistant Rohan Smith spoke to 3AW before the game.

He said the team is expecting Hawthorn to try to ‘flex their muscles’. 

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Hawthorn star Jarryd Roughead spoke to 3AW before the clash.

He said players should respect boundaries when sledging on the field.

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Hawthorn’s dynasty is on the line under the MCG’s Friday night lights.

The Hawks are hanging on to their dreams of a historic fourth successive flag by a thread.

They gave their all and more against the Cats last week, only to suffer a deflating defeat at the death.

The Bulldogs, riding high after knocking off the Eagles in Perth, will be gunning for a spot in the Prelim finals.

The stage is set for the Dogs to put this proud Hawthorn side to the sword.

Will the Doggies announce themselves as the new guard? Or have we all jumped off the Hawks too soon ? again?

Join the No. 1 commentary team in the game on 3AW Football.

TODAY’S LINE-UP from 6PM: Matthew Lloyd, Tony Shaw, Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva, Mick Warner, Doc Larkins, and Sam ‘Scoop’ McClure. 

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