Hawthorn is searching for its sixth consecutive win when it travels down the highway to face the Cats in Geelong this Saturday.

The clash at GMHBA Stadium (historically known as Kardinia Park) will mark the first time the Hawks have played there since Round 3 in 2006.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the game:

WHO: Geelong v Hawthorn
WHAT: Round 17
: GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
: Saturday 6 July, 4.35pm
: Fox Footy/Kayo

How to watch

Following along at home? The game will be broadcast on Fox Footy and can be streamed through Kayo.

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Last time we met

Hawthorn (70) defeated by Geelong (106) in Round 3, 2024.

Hawthorn was upstaged by Geelong in Tom Hawkins' 350th game that also included a lightening delay lasting 29 minutes.

Both sides vacated the ground just before the start of the fourth quarter when the margin was 36 points due to the threat of lightning in the vicinity of Yarra Park. It meant the longest round of the season lasted even longer than planned.

When play resumed, Ginnivan needed just 27 seconds to ignite a crowd that had gone cold, breathing life into the Hawks by marking and goaling deep inside 50. Game on. Lloyd Meek and James Worpel missed shots in the teeming rain. It was all Hawthorn late. Most of the crowd didn't leave during the delay and were rewarded for staying. 

Sadly, the Hawks couldn't maintain their momentum, as the Cats held on in the action-packed encounter.

Our last game

Hawthorn (94) defeated West Coast (33), Round 16, 2024.

HAWTHORN continued its charge into finals contention with the team's biggest win of 2024, dismantling West Coast in clinical style at Optus Stadium to win a one-sided clash by 61 points on Sunday.

The Hawks, who never looked troubled after kicking the opening three goals, now boast the equal longest current winning streak alongside Carlton after five straight wins, and gained valuable percentage from the 14.10 (94) to 4.9 (33) win.

Their continuous climb from 17th place in round eight continued and the disciplined young team now sits half a game outside the top eight in 13th among a logjam of five teams with eight wins.

James Worpel (28 disposals and 11 clearances) and Jai Newcombe (33 and eight inside 50s) were outstanding alongside Conor Nash (25 and six clearances) in an even team performance that included 10 separate goalkickers.

Tickets and Membership

General Public tickets for Saturday’s Round 17 match Geelong Cats v Hawthorn at GMHBA Stadium are now sold out. No further public tickets will be released.

Hawthorn members do not have access to this game. Only those who have purchased a ticket via Ticketmaster are able to attend. No memberships cards will scan into this game.