Hawthorn will head back to the MCG to face Melbourne as it looks for a third win in a row following an impressive fortnight. 

The Hawks enter the match with back-to-back victories against top-eight teams in Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs, while the Dees are coming off a narrow four-point loss against Carlton. 

The game will also mark Melbourne's Pink Lady Match which looks to celebrate the work of the organisation, raising awareness and providing support and services for those diagnosed with breast cancer.  

For further information on the BCNA and to show your support, click here.


WHO: Hawthorn vs Melbourne

WHAT: Round 23

WHEN: Sunday 20 August 

TIME: 3.20pm


BROADCAST: Channel 7

TICKETS: Available here

What's on

The BCNA’s Field of Women will take place prior to the match, bringing the statistics of breast cancer to life, with thousands of people standing together in the centre of the MCG to form the silhouette of BCNA’s Pink Lady.  

A free family festival will also take place outside the MCG in Yarra Park starting at 10.30am.

The Hawthorn Club Hub will be located at the Ticketek Window at Gate 3B and will open at 1.15pm on Sunday for any membership sales or enquiries.

How to watch

There are $19 GA Tickets available for this match via the link here.  

Sunday's game will be broadcast live on Channel 7.

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Round 23 is a Member Access game for the Hawks! All members with home game entitlements excluding MCC Hawk will have access to this game.

For more information on how to attend this game including how to access your digital membership card visit this link.

Last time we met

Melbourne (103) defeated Hawthorn (49) - Round 9, 2023

Melbourne finished with a 54-point victory when these teams met earlier this year, but the result didn't come without some promising positives for the Hawks.

The Demons led from the outset, although not as convincingly as they could have with their first five scoring shots all behinds.

However, they soon found their radar and finished the first half 45 points ahead.

With just one goal to half-time something clicked for Hawthorn after the long break, and by the midway point of the third term the Hawks had slotted five more goals in an exciting and irrepressible burst.

Eventually the energy shift subsided and Melbourne steadied the ship on the way to its fourth consecutive win.

Jai Newcombe (26 disposals), Will Day (29) and James Worpel (26) breathed life into the contest in the third term that will gave Hawthorn fans something to take away from the loss.

Our last game

Hawthorn (67) defeated Western Bulldogs (64) - Round 22

The Hawks made it back-to-back wins last weekend after causing yet another shock with an upset against the Bulldogs.

Hawthorn held on in the thriller at UTAS Stadium, finishing with a nail-biting three-point win.

The 9.13 (67) to 9.10 (64) result came after Hawthorn shocked ladder leader Collingwood the previous weekend.

The Hawks conceded the opening three goals and trailed by 20 at the first break, but reduced the margin to nine at half-time on the back of long-range efforts from Jai Newcombe and Karl Amon.

Hawthorn shot itself in the foot multiple times in the first half, with turnovers inside its own 50 leading to Bulldogs goals. After trailing by nine points at the main break, Hawthorn hit the lead for the first time early in the third quarter when Luke Breust converted from close range.

The Bulldogs managed just three behinds in the third term with the breeze at their back and the Hawks did enough to see out a shock win.

Hawthorn was ahead by more than three goals early in the final term before the Bulldogs mounted a surge with two quick majors. 

Newcombe was outstanding for the Hawks in his 50th AFL game, picking up a game-high 40 disposals, clearances, four tackles, 10 score involvements and kicked a goal in a best-on-ground performance.