Back to Tasmania this Sunday at Aurora Stadium for the Hawks to take on the Suns. Hawthorn will look to get a much-needed percentage boost, along with the capabilities to go outright top of the table. The Suns will look only to stem the flow of goals that will reign down on them. When the first bounce takes place on Sunday afternoon all eyes will be on the scoreboard ticking over.
Jonathon Ceglar $6,500
The Hawthorn ruckman will have no easy task on Sunday afternoon, but if he is able to work his way into the game watch out. Averaging 23 hit outs with the help of McEvoy he has been able to move around the ground freely picking up an average of 10 disposals. The Hawks will require great ruck movement to enable the midfield to hit full flight.
Paul Puopolo $6,200
With Rioli to miss this weeks clash with the Suns, it leaves the door wide open for Puoplo to run riot. The nippy small forward has 25 goals to his name already along with an average of 4.4 tackles per game. If he can find enough space out the back he will kick minimum 3 goals on his way to a decent score.
James Sicily $5,300
Gunston received a hard match up last week against the Roo’s and struggled to get into the game. This allowed Sicily to kick 5 straight goals and pick up plenty of the ball. If Steven May moves to Gunston again this week, then look for Sicily to get off the leash and kick a bag for consecutive weeks.
Gary Ablett $8,500
The man himself has found himself in some good form again of late, and will be relishing the much required rest for his team last week. Averaging 7 tackles and 26.8 disposals in 2016 will be required when coming up against the Hawks. If he can crash through the pack of players in the midfield and push forward he should be able to rack up the points.
Mitch Hallahan $6,000
In for his first game of the season, the big bodied midfielder is fit and raring to go. Taking on his former club Hawthorn is poetic justice for the young player on return. The Suns will be ecstatic to have this man back, for his hard-hitting play and footy knowledge around the ground.
Jordan Lewis $9,000
Lewis has been hitting the game head on in 2016 and will relish the name Luke Hodge back on the team sheet. The midfield of Hawthorn has a nice spread when Mitchell, Hodge and Lewis are all running riot through their and Lewis will benefit the most with the pace to break out. In a game heavily leaning towards the Hawks they will all be looking to cash in.
Grant Birchall $7,200
Off half back Birchall has been solid in the season so far and won’t be slowing down anytime soon. The game is set up for plenty of run off the back line, moving hard forward and getting loads of junk time goals on the board. The ground will be wide open for the likes of Birchall to run and gun for all four quarters.
Daniel Howe $5,000
The young defender has shown a lot in 2016 and is relishing the opportunities that have come it him. Averaging 4.5 tackles and 14.5 disposals the young Hawk won’t step back from a contest. If the game moves into the hands of the Hawthorn football club then all players will jump on board and get in on the party.