How to watch Hawthorn Hawks vs North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL live and match preview

Posted: 20 March 2022 10:00 am

The 2 sides looking for improvement in 2022 face off in a huge first round clash for early season momentum.

SUMMARY: Hawthorn vs North Melbourne is exclusive to Fox Footy. Unless you're already an existing Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this using this 14-day trial.

Hawthorn will begin their new era under the tutelage of Sam Mitchell, after being led brilliantly by Alistair Clarkson for 16 years. Mitchell will be looking to build on some encouraging form from the Hawks in the back end of last season.

North Melbourne picked up the wooden spoon last year, but did get much better as the season went on. David Noble will feel he has plenty to work with as he enters a new year.

When is Hawthorn vs North Melbourne?

The clash gets underway at 1:10PM AEDT on Sunday 20 March at the magnificent MCG.

How to watch Hawthorn vs North Melbourne AFL live

The AFL season will once again be split between Channel 7 and Fox Footy. While the free-to-air broadcast varies state by state, Hawks vs Roos is a Fox Sports exclusive.

That means you can only watch the game with a subscription to either Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. Thankfully, both Kayo and Foxtel Now come with free trials. We have a full guide on how to stream the 2022 AFL season if you're keen to find out more.

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Stream Hawthorn vs North Melbourne on Kayo

You can watch Hawthorn vs North Melbourne for free using Kayo's 14-day free trial for new users. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.

Kayo also has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.

In total, Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports. This weekend, NRL, F1, the NBA and more are all live on the platform.

Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).

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Who will win Hawthorn vs North Melbourne?

James Sicily will make a long-awaited return from a knee injury for Hawthorn, but they are still missing a few of their big names with Ben McEvoy and Luke Breust headlining the losses.

The Hawks form in the back end of last year was encouraging, and it will be interesting to see what changes they implement under a new coach.

North Melbourne will be keen to unleash Jason Horne-Francis, their prized number one draft pick who looks set for a long career.

In what is a tight game on paper, we think that perhaps North Melbourne have the slight edge coming in given a few of Hawthorn's absences.


B: B.Hardwick, S.Frost, D.Grainger-Barras
HB: F.Maginness, J.Sicily, J.Scrimshaw
C: J.Ward, J.Newcombe, H.Morrison
HF: C.Wingard, D.Moore, J.Worpel
F: J.Gunston, M.Lewis, M.Lynch
FOLL: N.Reeves, J.O'Meara, T.Mitchell
I/C: L.Shiels, D.Howe, C.Jiath, C.Nash, T.Phillips, E.Jeka, K.Hartigan

B: J.Ziebell, A.Corr, K.Turner
HB: L.McDonald, B.McKay, A.Hall
C: J.Polec, T.Thomas, H.Greenwood
HF: C.Taylor, N.Larkey, J.Stephenson
F: J.Horne-Francis, C.Zurhaar, T.Xerri
FOLL: T.Goldstein, L.Davies-Uniacke, J.Simpkin
I/C: J.Mahony, B.Scott, La.Young, C.Coleman-Jones, T.Powell, C.Lazzaro, K.Hayden, E.Ford

Keen to know about more sports streaming? Check out our full sports guide here. If you're not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which suits you best.

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