Brad Sewell

AFL grand final: Selection intrigue as Ben McEvoy, Brad Sewell withdrawn from VFL grand final

Brad Sewell

Hawthorn has added to the intrigue surrounding their AFL grand final selections by also withdrawing ruckman Ben McEvoy from Box Hill's VFL team.

Hawks pair Cyril Rioli and Brad Sewell not ruled out for grand final start

Brad Sewell remains a chance to play in the AFL Grand Final should Hawthorn qualify.

Michael Gleeson Cyril Rioli and Brad Sewell could yet play in the grand final if the Hawks make it, Alastair Clarkson said.

Hawthorn and Sydney: it's grand to see you again

Rohan Connolly "Who would have thought the sequel would be just as good as the original!" That classic line of football commentary from Anthony Hudson summed up beautifully the predominant feeling as the siren...

VFL showcase compromised for AFL's greater good

Brent Diamond The VFL competition is in two minds and both collided on grand final day. One, it seems, wants to see the traditional VFA teams prosper, the another, which is becoming more dominant, is that AFL...

We don't fear Franklin, Hawthorn says

Lance Franklin will face his former team in the grand final this weekend.

On Saturday former Hawk Lance Franklin will be in the red-and-white colours and will be just another number to his pal Shaun Burgoyne.

Brad Sewell ready for milestone match

Double century: Brad Sewell will be hoping to make it a memorable game for both he and Hawthorn.

Tim Boyle Ahead of his 200th game on Friday, Brad Sewell acknowledges that this week he is entering a flashpoint in his career.

Brad Sewell gets chance to cash in on revived stocks

Road back: Brad Sewell returns on Saturday with the Box Hill Hawks.

Brent Diamond Given Hawthorn's lengthy injury list, veteran Hawthorn midfielder Brad Sewell's return from injury in the VFL on Saturday is suddenly much-anticipated.

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Brad Sewell ready to go for battered Hawks

Strong return: Brad Sewell worked hard.

Brent Diamond Hawthorn veteran Brad Sewell says he will "absolutely" put his hand up for next Saturday night's blockbuster clash against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval after making a successful return from a...

Live blog with Rohan Connolly, noon Monday

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Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, noon Monday.

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I'm ready for the grand final, says Cyril Rioli

Cyril Rioli comes up against Footscray defenders during the VFL grand final on Sunday.

Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli wants and feels ready to play for Hawthorn in Saturday's grand final, with the club facing an enormous decision on whether to slot the brilliant forward back into the side after three...

Hawthorn v Sydney: the final questions

Questions: Jordan Lewis and Sam Reid present selection worries for the grand finalists.

Matt Murnane While the main watch will be on Jordan Lewis' knee injury, and whether Cyril Rioli comes straight back in, expect Ben McEvoy to be another storyline this week.

For some grand final hopefuls, it won't be all about the team

Man up: Brad Sewell (front) and Jonathan Simpkin.

Tim Boyle Any player who says during grand final week, "It's all about the team", is either a certainty to be playing in the game, or employing the appropriate rhetoric because he understands it's undignified...

Hawthorn bracing for grand-final showdown with Sydney's Lance Franklin

Lance Franklin (right) celebrates a goal with Jarryd Roughead during a round 14 match against the Brisbane Lions on June 30, 2013. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then.

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead will put his enduring friendship with former teammate Lance Franklin on hold during next weekend's grand final against Sydney.

Hawthorn's likely line-up

Ronny Lerner The likely 22 Hawthorn players set to be picked for Saturday's AFL grand final.

Bulldogs have plenty of bark, but Box Hill Hawks are flying

Box Hill players celebrate their preliminary final win over Williamstown on September 14.

Brent Diamond Whether it is a surprise to see Footscray – in its return as a stand-alone club – in this year's VFL grand final, the Bulldogs won't take anything for granted.

AFL preliminary final Hawthorn v Port Adelaide

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Ronny Lerner Hawthorn is looking to set up another grand final clash against Sydney but Port's form has been irresistible during the finals series. Could an upset be in the offing?

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AFL grand final: Hawks planning for only minimal changes to team

Happy Hawks: David Hale celebrates a goal with Jarryd Roughead.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn will play Sydney in next week's grand final for a shot at its 12th premiership and second set of back-to-back flags, in the most dramatic possible reunion with former star forward Lance...

Sydney seems set to take another flag home

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Cream rises to the top as the season’s best two clubs face off in the grand final.

Port Adelaide to fight Hawthorn's fire with fire

Coach Ken Hinkley has ordered Port Adelaide players to fight fire with fire when confronted by Hawthorn's intimidation tactics in Saturday's AFL preliminary final.

Box Hill coach draws on background of success

Marco Bello:

Brent Diamond Marco Bello won five premierships and two best and fairests as a Bulldog with Central Districts in the SANFL.