Historic Three-Peat is On the Line at the AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE GRAND FINAL, Live Tomorrow at 11 p.m. ET on TSN2

— October 1st, 2015

The Hawthorn Hawks attempt to win their third consecutive Premiership Cup, taking on West Coast Eagles in the AFL GRAND FINAL, Australia’s Super Bowl, airing tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 2) at 11 p.m. ET on TSN2 –
– The AFL GRAND FINAL features halftime performances from Canadian icon Bryan Adams, English electro-pop star Ellie Goulding, and Grammy® Award nominee Chris Isaak –

TORONTO (October 1, 2015) – A thrilling season of elite Aussie Rules football culminates with the Hawthorn Hawks attempting to secure a historic three-peat in the AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (AFL) GRAND FINAL when they take on West Coast Eagles. TSN’s live coverage of the AFL GRAND FINAL – Australia’s Super Bowl – gets underway tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 2) at 11 p.m. ET on TSN2 live from the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. AFL Hawks Eagles The Hawthorn Hawks attempt to capture their third consecutive championship – the first three-peat in club history and their 13th Premiership Cup – while the West Coast Eagles look for their first AFL championship since 2006 and fourth Premiership Cup in club history. TSN’s live coverage of the AFL GRAND FINAL includes a star-studded halftime show featuring Canadian icon Bryan Adams, English electro-pop star Ellie Goulding, and Grammy® Award nominee Chris Isaak. Did you know?
  • If the AFL GRAND FINAL is tied after time expires, the match will be replayed next weekend. If the second match also ends in a tie, the teams play two halves of extra time to determine a winner.
  • The last time the AFL GRAND FINAL ended in a draw was in 2010. The only other draws in AFL history occurred in 1948 and 1977.
  • Last year’s AFL GRAND FINAL between Sydney and Hawthorn attracted 3.7 million viewers in Australia, making it the country’s #1 program of the year.
  • The AFL GRAND FINAL set an attendance record in 1986 with 101,861 spectators.
  • Michael Pyke was the first Canadian to play in the AFL and win a Premiership Cup in 2010. He just completed his seventh season with the Sydney Swans.
  • According to the most recent census, there are 36,000 Canadians who claim full or partial Australian ancestry.

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