NSW foursome set for Grand Final

(L-R) Bradley Hill, Ben Stratton, Isaac Smith, Taylor Duryea, Matthew Suckling, Will Langford and Luke Breust of the Hawks celebrate during the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG, Melbourne on September 27, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Luke Breust, Isaac Smith, Matt Suckling and Taylor Duryea will be flying for the flag for New South Wales as the Hawks take on West Coast in this Saturday’s AFL Grand Final.

All four players have been crucial members of the impressive Hawthorn outfit this season, missing just a handful of games each on their way to the Grand Final.

Breust, from Temora in the Riverina and a former NSW/ACT RAMS representative, backed up his All-Australian selection last year with another big season in 2015.

The medium-sized forward has managed 52 goals so far this season and will provide a key attacking option for the Hawks.

Pairing with Bradley Hill to make arguably the most exciting wing combination in the competition, Isaac Smith will look to carry his good form into this weekend’s clash.

Smith, a Riverina journeyman, has averaged 22 disposals a match this season and will be looking to secure his third premiership in as many years.

Wagga’s Matt Suckling possesses one of the most damaging long kicks in the game and after missing the 2013 Grand Final will desperately want to add ‘back-to-back premierships’ to his list of achievements.

Suckling kicked a huge goal after the three-quarter-time siren in last week’s Preliminary Final against Fremantle, giving the Hawks a 17-point lead going into the last break.

24-year-old speedster Taylor Duryea is hitting form at the right end of the year, and his contribution on Saturday will be pivotal to the Hawks’ chances.

He was a crucial cog in last weekend’ Preliminary Final win over Fremantle, gathering 26 disposals, 10 marks, and a goal, and collected 22 touches and nine marks in the previous week’s sudden death clash with Adelaide.

Last year’s Grand Final hero and East Sydney junior Will Langford found himself unable to break into the Hawks’ best 22 and will not play this weekend.

Weather forecasts are predicting a hot Saturday afternoon at the MCG as Hawthorn looks to become just the fifth outfit in the game’s history to record a premiership ‘three-peat.’