How to watch Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks AFL live and free

Posted: 25 July 2020 11:36 am

Former AFL giants Sydney and Hawthorn face off once more at the SCG on Saturday. This is how you can tune in.

SUMMARY: Swans vs Hawks is exclusive to Fox Footy. If you're an existing Foxtel customer you're all set, otherwise your best option is to watch on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

The Sydney Swans and Hawthorn established one of the great modern AFL rivalries over the past decade. They met in the 2012 and 2014 grand finals, winning one apiece, and were model franchises for the rest of the competition to follow.

They both did their best to avoid a typically inevitable slide down the ladder, but the wolves are at their doors. The Swans are playing a number of youngsters in their rebuilding efforts. The Hawks are an older side and decorated coach Alastair Clarkson finds himself under pressure.

When is Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks?

The Swans host the Hawks at the SCG, with the match starting at 3:35pm AEST on Saturday 25 July.

How to watch Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn

If you want to watch AFL in Australia, the options are Channel 7 and Fox Footy. But the broadcasts vary significantly from state to state. This clash between old rivals the Swans and Hawks is live on free-to-air TV into the ACT and NSW. But if you live anywhere else in Australia and want to tune in, you need a subscription service.

Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your options to watch this match and our choice is Kayo Sports. If you are overseas, you can catch this game on Watch AFL. We have a full guide to catching the 2020 AFL season here.


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Stream Sydney vs Hawthorn on Kayo Sports

If you are yet to give Kayo Sports a test run, it is currently offering a 14-day trial. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25/month to watch on 2 screens. There is also a Premium option for $35/month that gives you a third screen. You can see all the information you need in our Kayo Sports review.

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Kayo has a range of special features that no other providers can match. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. This Sunday, you could watch AFL, NRL and Super Rugby at the same time with SplitView. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers and a Key Moments timeline are also options.

Kayo broadcasts over 50 sports, including a variety of timeless content. It is compatible with Mac/PCs, iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 models or later). Kayo is the cheapest way to watch Fox Sports without Foxtel.

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Who will win Swans vs Hawthorn?

These teams played out some epic battles over a long period when both regularly contended for the AFL premiership. But both now seem a fair way from their next flag. Sydney are pushing forward with an extremely young side and trying to use the draft to their advantage.

The Hawks have been topping up their list with experienced talent in an effort to stay competitive, but cracks are appearing in 2020. We'll lean towards Hawthorn's wiser heads getting the points in this one.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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