Hawks hoping to break losing streak

Published on 29 May 2018

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Hawthorn will be hoping to arrest a three-match losing streak when it hosts Port Adelaide at University of Tasmania Stadium on Saturday.

The Launceston match forms part of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round (formerly Indigenous Round), and is a significant match in terms of acknowledging and celebrating the contribution of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the national game.

Hawks currently sit 10th on the ladder with five wins after losing their past three games, while Port Adelaide is in ninth in the ladder with six wins and coming off two consecutive victories.

Port holds the upper hand coming into the game, having beaten the Hawks in four of their past six games - the most recent a victory over Hawthorn by 51 points in Adelaide in round 11 last season.

Hawthorn hasn't lost four games in a row since the start of the 2017 season. Port, on the other hand, is aiming for three straight victories for the second time this year.

The pundits are tipping a Port Adelaide victory, but UTAS Stadium is a fortress for the Hawks and it is expected to be a tight tussel between two teams vying for a spot in the eight.

Both teams will hold open training sessions at the stadium on Friday. Port Adelaide will train at 2.45pm - entry if via gate three, while Hawthorn will train at 4pm, with entry via gate one.

Tickets are available at the Ticketmaster website: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au