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GAME DAY: North Melbourne v Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium | 3AW Radio

Hawthorn defender James Frawley spoke to 3AW Saturday Football in the wake of the win.

He said he didn’t hear any comments by umpires directed at Lindsay Thomas.

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North Melbourne veteran Drew Petrie spoke to 3AW Football on Saturday afternoon.

He said he hopes Lindsay Thomas isn’t umpired differently to anyone else.

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THE WASH-UP

Caroline Wilson understands the North Melbourne player who claims he heard an umpire say Lindsay Thomas was a ‘ducker’ and therefore wouldn’t pay him high-tackle free kicks has backed away from his comment.

Wilson said North will release a statement saying they were wrong, but the AFL will want an apology from the club.

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Hawthorn star Jordan Lewis spoke to 3AW Football in the rooms.

He praised the ‘mature’ performance from young James Sicily.

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FULL TIME

Hawthorn has won a thriller at Etihad Stadium by nine points.

James Sicily booted five goals in a telling display, while Jordan Lewis was a clearance machine.

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HALF TIME

North Melbourne leads by two points in a fiery affair. Tempers have boiled over in numerous melees across the first half.

Livewire forwards Lindsay Thomas and Cyril Rioli have both kicked two goals.

Luke McDonald has injured a hamstring after a goal-saving chase on Cyril Rioli.

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North Melbourne coach Brad Scott spoke to 3AW before the game.

He said the Kangaroos will have no problem being aggressive against the reigning champs, as long as it’s channelled in the right way.

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Injured Hawk Ryan Schoenmakers joined the 3AW commentary box before the clash.

He spoke about his decision to stay at the Hawks despite being on the fringe of the start 22.

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North Melbourne has won just one of its past three matches, but still sits atop the AFL ladder.

Hot on their heels, however, are the rampaging Hawks, who are warming up as we hit the second half of the season.

North will have to take on the champs without captain Andrew Swallow, key midfielder Ben Cunnington, and leading goal-kicker Jarrad Waite.

Hawthorn, by contrast, only gets stronger, welcoming back star Sam Mitchell among three changes.

Last time these two teams met, tension boiled over as the undisciplined Hawks overstepped the line.

Will tempers flare again in 2016? 

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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