Sydney Swans visit the MCG to take on the team that beat them in last year's grand final, Hawthorn Hawks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hawthorn have been bolstered by the inclusion of three key members of their 2014 premiership side for their clash with Sydney on Saturday night.
Hawthorn is bracing for Lance Franklin to physically target former premiership teammates for stinging comments made in last year's grand final.
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.
Young gun Billy Hartung is in the minority at Hawthorn, having yet to win an AFL premiership medal.
Ben Stratton says fellow Hawthorn defender Brian Lake is primed to return for Saturday's AFL grand final rematch.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The AFL have banned club personnel from walking from Adelaide Oval to their hotel after matches.
No players face suspension this week, with fines the most severe penalties meted out by the match review panel for incidents from round six.
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.
South Australian police are interviewing Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson over his confrontation with a fan outside the team hotel in Adelaide last month.