Where and when: UTAS, 2:10pm (AEST)
Last time they met: R4 2020: Hawthorn 8.10 (58) DEF North 8.6 (54) at The Docklands.
The Hawks dominated proceedings for most of the night and were 31 points clear midway through the final term, only for the Kangaroos to come alive. Rhyce Shaw’s men hadn’t scored in the second half until then but, as with two brief patches in the first half, they made it count on the scoreboard when they had the momentum. North Melbourne would have pulled off an improbable comeback if Jy Simpkin’s close-range snap hadn’t curled just inside the left goalpost in the final 30 seconds.
Match Preview: In a battle of the 2 Tassie-aligned teams, will we get a sell out crowd? I tipped the Roos last week on the back of their performance the week before against the Dees only to be disappointed. Jeff Kennett reckons the Hawks are a couple of years away from having a competitive side again which may well be true but I reckon the cattle they’ll bring to this game will be more than enough to take care of today’s opposition.
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