JESSE HOGAN GWS puts up some resistance but in the end the Hawks win in a canter.
JESSE HOGAN Hawthorn left Aurora Stadium with a winning margin over Greater Western Sydney - 83 points - that indicated a thrashing, although the competing coaches both felt the margin did not portray how effective the tenacious Giants were.
JESSE HOGAN Giants were strongly in contention to keep the final margin within 10 goals,
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has bristled at suggestions his in-form AFL club will be setting themselves to win by a big margin over Greater Western Sydney in Launceston on Saturday.
MATT MURNANE Essendon has sent a message to its players by disciplining defender Courtenay Dempsey for breaking team recovery protocols.
MATT MURNANE Hawthorn will follow Geelong model of resting and managing players throughout the season in effort to hit September in best possible shape.
ANDREW WU Sydney champion accused of not putting his head over the ball in contests.
JAKE NIALL EXCLUSIVE Hawthorn's versatile forward/utility becomes latest Hawk to commit for the long-term.
JON PIERIK Hawthorn's forward line passes another major examination in cruising past Sydney.
GREG BAUM All the goals that Hawthorn could not kick in last year's grand final, it kicked on Saturday.
JON PIERIK Ability to negotiate opening seven rounds against fellow finalists from last year ensures Hawks are equal flag favourites with Geelong.
Lee Crossley Clubs can never extract full revenge for a grand final defeat but the next match-up between the teams often has added spice. Follow our live coverage as Hawthorn hosts Sydney in a grand final re-match at the MCG.
MICHAEL GLEESON Sydney and Hawthorn square up on Saturday night, but will the stats add up to a win this time?
ANDREW WU Greater Western Sydney's interest in Lance Franklin has highlighted the allure of star forwards in the Harbour City.
Chloe Saltau Hawthorn coach only interested in Lance Franklin's on-field contribution.
ANDREW WU Andrew Wu takes a look at the key match-ups and more of Saturday's Sydney-Hawthorn clash.
ANDREW WU NSW product Luke Breust keeps on kicking goals as he looks to consolidate on a season which saw him better even Lance Franklin in the eyes of those that matter at Hawthorn.
JON PIERIK While Lance Franklin's goalkicking production may have dipped, Hawthorn's off-field performance continues to rise with the Hawks announcing record membership.
Sydney coach John Longmire says it would be counterproductive to niggle Lance Franklin.
Speedy Hill gets nomination
ANDREW WU For all the talk about Sydney’s need to stop Lance Franklin, it could be a man who has never kicked a goal for his club, Josh Gibson, who has the greater bearing on the outcome of this weekend’s grand final rematch.
Bradley Hill has become the second young and fast Hawthorn midfielder to earn a nomination for the 2013 AFL Rising Star award.
EMMA QUAYLE Brian Lake joined Hawthorn hoping to make it through two seasons before playing his last game.
ANDREW WU Lance Franklin has not kicked a goal in his past two games but don't expect Ted Richards to believe suggestions the Hawthorn spearhead is out of form heading into this weekend's grand final rematch against the Swans.
ANDREW WU Sydney's Ted Richards does not believe Hawthorn spearhead Lance Franklin is out of form.
ANDREW WU Sydney will enter grand final rematch confident it has fixed flaws exposed by Geelong.
Ashley Porter, Adelaide Hawthorn coach brushes aside notion that team charged up in readiness for Swans.
Ashley Porter, Adelaide Brent Guerra injured, Lance Franklin goalless as Hawks squeak through.
GARRY LYON Decorated Hawk midfielder spending more time in defence and creating havoc for opposition teams.
Jon Pierik Josh Gibson says Hawthorn still has the right balance to be stingy in defence.