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GAME DAY: Grand Final Deja vu for Eagles

Hawthorn took last years rematch literally, again beating the Eagles by 46 points at the MCG on Sunday. 
Although West Coast threatened the scoreline at times, the Hawks controlled the game finishing with a 14.15 (99) to 7.11 (53) win. 


The Eagles were left goalless in the first term, while the Hawks kicked four majors. Josh Kennedy started the trend in the second quarter followed by another two answered goals by Jack Darling and Jack Redden, but they struggled to catch the Hawks.  


Josh Gibson was outstanding for the Hawks with a career high 44 disposals and his first goal for Hawthorn. Cyril Rioli and James Sicily were impressive in front of goals kicking four majors apiece. 


‘We always knew they were going to be pretty hungry and want to hunt us as well.’ Nic Naitanui speaks with the 6PR commentary team after the game… 

‘We’ll learn from it, we’re always learning, we’re still developing’ – West Coast Eagles coach, Adam Simpson speaks after the game…