The Hawthorn Hawks, who play their home games at the MCG, have been one of the dominant sides of the past decade, winning four Premierships since 2008, including a famous three-peat from 2013-2015.
Last year, they returned to finals action with a top four finish, but were bundled out in straight sets by the Tigers and Demons. With plenty of experience both on the roster and in their coaching staff they’ll be hoping for another finals berth in 2019, and you can catch all the action at home on your TV, or when streaming live to an eligible mobile device with a free trial.
2019 Hawthorn Hawks Preview
The Hawks were founded in 1902, five years after the start of the VFL, and entered the competition in 1925. Their early years were a struggle, as they were starved of success and found it difficult to even fulfil their payment obligations. In 1957, over 30 years after their entry to the VFL, the Hawks made the finals for the first time. In 1961 they won their first AFL Premiership, and soon after a powerhouse was born, as they won eight flags between 1971 and 1991. They saluted again in 2008, before winning their famous three-peat between 2013-15, going down as one of history’s greatest sides in the process.
The Hawks have not been the dominant force they once were, but as they demonstrated last year they have no intention of dropping down the ladder as is customary in a league full of equalisation measures. They finished fourth and enjoyed some individual success with star midfielder Tom Mitchell winning the Brownlow Medal, and though he will miss the 2019 season with a broken leg, the Hawks will still be eyeing off a spot in the finals. Led by a man who many perceive to be the best coach in the business in Alastair Clarkson, it would take a brave person to count this side out.
Hawthorn Hawks 2019 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Friday 2 August||LIVE: Kangaroos v Hawks||7.50pm||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 9 August||LIVE: Giants v Hawks||7.50pm||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 18 August||LIVE: Hawks v Suns||4.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 24 August||LIVE: Eagles v Hawks||8.10pm||TBC|
*Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Hawthorn Hawks free to air matches on channel 7 do not offer full TV replays and are limited by the AFL broadcast agreement.
Hawthorn Hawks on Live TV
If you enjoy AFL action then the Fox Footy channel (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) is the place for you, televising all teams and every AFL round Live and in HD with no ad-breaks during play (grand final excluded). This includes the many contests not available on Free to Air, as well as replays of the games you may have missed.
Watch the AFL Live Online
If you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox Footy you may wish to review the Foxtel Now 10 day trial, which offers Hawthorn fans an opportunity to watch the AFL Hawks live online before the grand final with compatible internet connected devices (Mac & PC excluded).
Stream the Hawks Free
Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy, and can stream the Hawthorn Hawks free and Live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo also have a split-view feature so you can watch up to four Live events at the same time, ensuring you never miss a key moment of the wide range of sport found in the current Kayo TV guide.
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Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL live online.
|Day / Time / Event||Channel|
|Thursday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
2019 Hawthorn Hawks Rivalries
Hawthorn’s rivalry against the Geelong Cats began when their young side upset the dominant Cats in the 2008 Grand Final. The loss sparked a pact from Cats players to never again lose to the Hawks, something which incredibly held true until the 2013 Preliminary Final. Along the way, the two sides contested a number of heart-stopping matches, with nine of the eleven Geelong victories coming by ten points or less. The Hawks may have broken what was dubbed the ‘Kennett curse’ over five years ago, but the rivalry remains and matches between the two are always fierce.
The Hawks and the Essendon Bombers developed a rivalry back in the 80s as a result of simultaneous and sustained success, which culminated in three consecutive Grand Finals being contested by the two sides between 1983 and 1985. The long-standing animosity went to another gear with the ‘Line in the Sand’ match in 2004, when Matthew Lloyd knocked out Hawthorn’s Brad Sewell and kick-started an enormous brawl. Five years later, the two sides confirmed their continued disdain for one another with another match filled spitfires, and one which saw $27,000 worth of fines handed out and four players suspended, and you can catch this year’s action by streaming on Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports.
The prolonged success of the Sydney Swans over the past decade has coincided with that of Hawthorn, and has contributed to a number of fierce contests between the two. The most memorable of these was the 2012 Grand Final, which saw the Swans clinch the Premiership by less than two goals. The Hawks got their revenge in the 2014 Grand Final though, and also beat Sydney in finals matches in 2011 and 2013. With the two sides remaining in the upper half of the ladder in recent seasons, there is still no love lost in these match-ups.