Earlier this year
Hawks v Kings Dec 5
Ah, the NSW Derby, or as Queenslanders call it, the "cockroach cup"
Top of table Sydney jump on a bus to square up against the Hawks. Illawarra's season is slowly slipping away and they have almost gone from contenders to pretenders. Lose this game and they end up 7 & 11. There's 28 games in a season so make finals your team need 15 wins. They would need to win 80% of their remaining games, then hope Cairns causes a bit of trouble for results to go their way. You can't rely on the miracle of results going your way to make finals and win a flag unless you're the Vatican team.
The Hawks have nothing to lose today and if Sydney go in too confidently and don't give them the respect they deserve, an upset looms.
I'm expecting a game of two halves. The Hawks to be competitive in the first half, but Sydney to pull away in the 3rd and clear the bench in the 4th.
Sydney by a Baker's Dozen