Sport

Hawthorn thrill capacity crowd

Michael Osborne of the Hawks kicks whilst being tackled by Dane Swan of the Magpies during the round one AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Michael Osborne of the Hawks kicks whilst being tackled by Dane Swan of the Magpies during the round one AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Quinn Rooney - Getty Images

HAWTHORN'S season of great expectations opened with a pulsating 22-point win over Collingwood at the MCG on Friday night.

Lance Franklin kicked five goals as the Hawks eventually broke clear of last year's grand finalists to win 20.17 (137) to 16.19 (115).

The match lived up to its billing as the clash of the opening round and it attracted a near-capacity crowd of 78,464.

The last time these teams met, Collingwood beat Hawthorn by three points in a preliminary final result that broke the Hawks' hearts.

Hawthorn is widely tipped to make this year's grand final.

Read the full match report at ABC news online

Topics:  afl, collingwood, hawthorn hawks, mcg




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Don’t forget about us: we deserve a better life

Bundaberg residents have the numbers stacked against them

$900,000 in upgrades aims to scrub out black spots

CASH: Keith Pitt at Walla and George Sts yesterday.

Roads will be cleaned up thanks to nearly $900,000 in upgrades

Investors queuing up for commercial property

LOCATION LOCATION: CBD Realty's Grant Davies and David Radonich say they have a waitlist of people looking for commercial space. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Queuing up to invest in Bundy

Latest deals and offers

Surprise Gifts & Homeware

Ash Cumar, owner of Surprise Gifts & Homeware, has moved from Brisbane to open a shop in Bargara. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Ash Cumar, owner of Surprise Gifts & Homeware, has moved from Brisbane to open a...

Black Spot Funding - April 2016

BLACK SPOT: Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt will announce funding for improvements to several black spots on local roads in Bundaberg.
Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt will announce funding for improvements to several...

RACQ releases SE Qld's worst choke points

Paul Turner, RACQ

Paul Turner from RACQ talks about our worst roads at peak time.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances