Sport Hawks' Hodge farewells Tassie a winner

14:51  13 august  2017
14:51  13 august  2017 Source:   msn.com

Tigers head for top four after win over Hawks

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Retiring Hawthorn veteran Luke Hodge bid farewell to Tasmania in style in a 27-point AFL win over North Melbourne in Launceston on Sunday. Returning from suspension, the former skipper played his final game in the Apple Isle as the Hawks recorded an 18.8 (116) to 14.5 (89) victory.

NEXT UP Hodge 's farewell tour continues with the Hawks taking on Carlton under lights at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. The Kangaroos will be fighting hard to register another win before season's end when they meet St Kilda at Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

Luke Hodge© AAP Images Luke Hodge

Retiring Hawthorn veteran Luke Hodge bid farewell to Tasmania in style in a 27-point AFL win over North Melbourne in Launceston on Sunday.

Returning from suspension, the former skipper played his final game in the Apple Isle as Hawthorn recorded an 18.8 (116) to 14.5 (89) victory.

Luke Bruest booted a game-high four goals, captain Jarryd Roughead kicked three and a host of other Hawks scored doubles.

Hawthorn held the lead all afternoon with the margin blowing out to 51 points midway through the third quarter.

But it wasn't all smooth sailing.

Jarryd Roughead© AAP Images Jarryd Roughead The Kangaroos went into the final term with momentum on the back of five-straight goals which reduced the margin to 19 points.

AFL set for special retiring class of 2017

  AFL set for special retiring class of 2017 Essendon's Jobe Watson is just the latest in a class of accomplished AFL veterans to announce their retirement this season.Luke Hodge, Nick Riewoldt and Sam Mitchell depart the game as sure-fire Hall of Famers whose consistent brilliance has been matched by few.

Pick a Winner : Haw v NM. Duck and Dicko preview the Hawks v Kangaroos. Welcome to University of Tasmania Stadium for the Hawthorn v North Melbourne Round 21 clash. Match report: Hodge farewells Tassie a winner .

Pick a Winner . Related. Match report: Hodge farewells Tassie in style. He played a variety of roles with North but crossed to the Hawks in a bid to become a key defender and he carried that role with aplomb, strong in the air and creative with the ball in hand.

Devonport junior Ben Brown was a standout up front for the Kangaroos with three goals.

But the Hawks rallied in the last quarter in front of a 14,509-strong crowd.

Kangaroos lost captain Jack Ziebell before the match with a foot injury and were slow to start with Kayne Turner booting their first major in the 24th minute.

Hawthorn ball magnet Tom Mitchell finished with a game-high 35 disposals.

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