Venue: MCG, Saturday, March 25, 7.25pm AEDT
Last Time They Met: R12, 2016, Hawthorn 23.13 (151) d Essendon 6.7 (43) at Etihad Stadium
Game notes: The traditional rivals meet under the MCG lights in what shapes as one of the most anticipated games of Rd1. There is plenty to look forward to for both sides, with the Bombers welcoming back a host of players from doping suspensions and ushering in a new era after four years ruined by the supplements saga. New captain Dyson Heppell will lead the club out and former skipper Jobe Watson will be among the familiar faces coming back to the red and black. The Hawks, too, will have a new-look line-up, with champion midfielders Sam Mitchell and Jordan Lewis having departed the club and former skipper Luke Hodge to serve a one-match internal suspension for not informing the club that he would miss a recent training session. Gun recruits Jaeger O’Meara and Tom Mitchell will make their Hawthorn debuts in front of what is expected to be a crowd of more than 80,000 fans.
Father Dougal’s Tip: Hawthorn by 40.
Father Ted’s Tip: Sharks by 14.
Father Jack’s Tip: Drink!
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