How to watch Hawthorn vs Richmond AFL live and match preview
Richmond are gunning for 3 in a row as they take on a Hawks team that needs a victory to stay in touch with the finals.
Hawthorn are coming into this match vs Richmond on the back of 3 losses, but that's not the whole story. The Hawks held strong leads over both Sydney and Essendon before getting run down, and they also pushed Melbourne to within 20 points.
In essence, their form isn't as bad as the record might suggest.
Richmond's last fortnight has been ruthless with a couple of big victories. The return of Dustin Martin and the form of Tom Lynch have been major factors.
When is Hawthorn vs Richmond?
These 2 sides will battle it out at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday 14 May at 1:45pm.
How to watch Hawthorn vs Richmond
Channel 7 and Foxtel have rights to broadcast AFL in Australia this season, but Hawthorn vs Richmond is exclusive to Fox Footy.
That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your only options nationwide to catch this clash between traditional rivals. It's not just Hawthorn vs Richmond either. You can access every game in every regular AFL round via those services.
Stream Hawthorn vs Richmond on Kayo Sports
If you need to get a streaming service to watch Richmond vs Hawthorn, we think Kayo is the best value due to its free trial, pricing point and special features.
New customers can watch Hawthorn vs Richmond for free using Kayo's 14-day free trial. After the trial period, you have 3 options for signing up. Kayo One is $25 a month and lets you watch on 1 screen. The Basic package is $27.50 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen on Kayo Premium. The new Kayo One package only came into effect recently.
Kayo also has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. For example, SplitView lets you watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen. You could keep an eye on other events happening at the same time as Hawthorn vs Richmond.
Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, PlayStation 4 and 5 and selected Samsung, LG and Hisense TVs.
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Hawthorn vs Richmond match preview
Richmond are starting to demonstrate that the brilliance of their premiership years hasn't entirely left them.
Glimpses shown in particular over the past fortnight have some suggesting they could still do some damage this season.
With the midfield close to full strength and the forward line looking potent, we'd expect the Tigers to win against a brave and gallant Hawthorn team that is just struggling to run out games.
We have a breakdown here of the full AFL season draw.
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