The AFL’s night of nights, the Brownlow Medal announcement, is about to kick off in Melbourne.
But the main game will be on Saturday, with tickets selling fast for the Grand Final showdown between the Hawks and Eagles.
Amadee Stenzel reports..
Hawthorn beat Fremantle by 27 points on Friday securing a place in the final against West Coast.
The Eagles will be contesting their first Grand Final since 2006, after an equally impressive 32-point win over North Melbourne.
This year’s decider is tipped to be the warmest in 30 years with Melbourne’s forecast maximum in the high twenties.
Some say that favours West Coast.
Jarryd Roughead, Hawks Forward: “Last year’s grand final was pretty warm also and we’ve got the steam-room here, we’ve been training out at Waverley the past few weeks when it’s been pretty warm. It’s grand final week, it’s sunny, it’s going to be warm, it’s just beautiful.”
While the Dockers missed out on the final, there might be some compensation for Fremantle tonight, with Nat Fyfe the favourite to win his first Brownlow medal.
He arrived in Melbourne on crutches after it was revealed he played out the match against the Hawks with a broken leg, a challenge for the red carpet.
Amadee Stenzel, QUT News.