Hawthorn Hawks

'Compelling' reason needed to quit WADA, says top Hawk

Jon Pierik 7:00 PM   Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold says there would need to be a "compelling reason" for the AFL to consider breaking away from the World Anti-Doping Agency code.

Hawks' potent offence will test Swans

David Sygall dinkus

David Sygall 4:21 PM   Sydney Swans visit the MCG to take on the team that beat them in last year's grand final, Hawthorn Hawks.

Swans pay price for a grand upset

That famous day: The Hawks enjoy a sweet victory on grand final day.

Rohan Connolly 3:54 PM   Sydney stole a famous upset over Hawthorn on grand final day in 2012. But the Swans have paid a price at the hands of the Hawks ever since.

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A battle of the running men

Garry Lyon

Garry Lyon 2:47 PM   Have you been for a run lately?¬†It's bloody hard. Dust off the runners and hit the pavement, and it will bring back all sorts of reminders as to why walking is our most natural form of self-propelled transport.

Let's get physical against Swans: Clarkson

Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson wants a tough game against Sydney.

Jon Pierik 12:23 PM   Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has urged his team to be "really physical" early in the grand final rematch against Sydney, as the Swans prepare for retribution.

Swans poised for midfield-led response against Hawks

Grand final loss no longer on radar: Sydney's Kieren Jack heads out to training with the Swans at the SCG.

David Sygall 9:54 AM   The Sydney Swans' acclaimed engine room will be perfectly set to deliver redemption when they take on Hawthorn in their first opportunity since they were swamped in the 2014 grand final.

Hawks regain key trio for Swans clash

Brian Lake is back to face the Swans again.

Daniel Cherny   Hawthorn have been bolstered by the inclusion of three key members of their 2014 premiership side for their clash with Sydney on Saturday night.

Miffed Franklin to show Birchall he is no buddy

Sore loser: Lance Franklin has something in store for the Hawks.

Jon Pierik   Hawthorn is bracing for Lance Franklin to physically target former premiership teammates for stinging comments made in last year's grand final.

How Hartung stays grounded in 'full-on' footy world

Billy Hartung  handballs while being tackled by Heritier Lumumba of the Demons.

Larissa Nicholson   Standing at just 177 centimetres, the Hawthorn up-and-comer Billy Hartung is small for a modern footballer, but his speed and endurance helped him snatch an AFL Rising Star nomination at the weekend.

Hawk Hartung striving for more in AFL

Rising Star nominee Billy Hartung.

Young gun Billy Hartung is in the minority at Hawthorn, having yet to win an AFL premiership medal.

Lake could return in grand final rematch

Brian Lake could take on the Swans.

Ben Stratton says fellow Hawthorn defender Brian Lake is primed to return for Saturday's AFL grand final rematch.

Watts' decision to 'drop himself' a shock, says Matthews

Jack Watts leaves the field with his teammates after losing to Sydney in round six. Watts was the sub in that game.

Matt Murnane   The football world's fascination with Melbourne forward Jack Watts continues to grow following his decision to voluntarily drop himself to the VFL ahead of the 105-point loss to Hawthorn on Saturday.

Roos tells Demons to 'forget' loss to Hawks

Paul Roos walks off the field after talking to his players.

Daniel Cherny   Paul Roos didn't tear strips off his players after suffering the first triple-figure defeat of his coaching career. Nor is he likely to organise any chilly 6AM visits to the beach.

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Deemolition: Hawks thump Melbourne by 105 points

Bradley Hill celebrates one of Hawthorn's 24 goals.

Jake Niall   Hawthorn warmed up for their grand final rematch by cruising to a 105-point victory over Melbourne, inflicting Paul Roos' biggest loss as an AFL coach

Fixture rethink has merit: Clarkson

Alastair Clarkson believes a rethink of the AFL fixture is worthwhile.

Jon Pierik   Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has backed a proposal for all teams to play each other once in the opening 17 rounds of the AFL season, declaring it would give all clubs the chance to assess where they really sit in the pecking order.

Hawks intent on stabilising a 'yo-yo' season

 The Hawks look dejected as they leave the ground after the loss to Greater Western Giants, but coach Alastair Clarkson is adamant they are not easy targets.

Jon Pierik   Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has brushed aside provocative comments from Melbourne¬†forward Chris Dawes, declaring the Hawks are only intent on short-circuiting what has been a "yo-yo" season.

Coaches should not leave Adelaide Oval on foot: AFL

Clarkson and Hawthorn football manager Chris Fagan were harassed by a group of Power fans as they walked from Adelaide Oval to their hotel.

Ronny Lerner   The AFL have banned club personnel from walking from Adelaide Oval to their hotel after matches.

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No players facing suspension from round six

Players scuffle during the Bulldogs-Saints game.

Jesse Hogan   No players face suspension this week, with fines the most severe penalties meted out by the match review panel for incidents from round six.

'Mid-table' Hawks crave steadiness

Sam Mitchell says the Hawks need to find some consistency.

Daniel Cherny   When considering the malaise of some Victorian clubs at the moment, Hawthorn's predicament is pretty mild. The reigning premiers are in the top eight, and have three of the league's bottom five sides to come in the next month.

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Police interviewing Clarkson over clash with fan

Alastair Clarkson.

Emma Quayle   South Australian police are interviewing Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson over his confrontation with a fan outside the team hotel in Adelaide last month.