IN WHAT has been a difficult season for both, Hawthorn and West Coast will see an opportunity to land a win when they meet at the MCG on Sunday.
The Hawks’ improvement under Sam Mitchell has been clear, and they improved to 5-11 with last week’s strong win over Adelaide.
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This week presents another opportunity to show it is maturing well by beating the Eagles (2-14).
Hawthorn v West Coast at the MCG, 1.10pm AEST
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Hawthorn: Jacob Koschitzke
West Coast: Samo Petrevski-Seton
West Coast has also shown improvement in recent weeks, but is without the important Nic Naitanui, while Jai Culley – the top pick in this year’s NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft – will make his debut.
After giving up top spot on the ladder to Geelong last week, Melbourne is aiming to respond when it takes on Port Adelaide in Alice Springs.
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The Demons (12-4) are without Clayton Oliver (thumb), while Port (8-8) is desperately chasing a top-eight spot.
Also eyeing a finals place is Gold Coast, which must get the job done against Essendon at Marvel Stadium in the final game on Sunday.
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The Suns (8-8) snatched an after-the-siren win over Richmond last week, but meet a Bombers (5-11) outfit coming off back-to-back victories over top-eight sides Sydney and Brisbane.