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AFL injury list

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The following are the players on the injury list ahead of round five of the AFL premiership season 2014.

Lake ready to return, but setback for Sewell

Back for Box Hill: Brian Lake.

Brent Diamond Hawthorn defender Brian Lake will resume from a calf injury for Box Hill in the VFL on Sunday, however veteran midfielder Brad Sewell has suffered a setback in his comeback bid from a hamstring...

Freo showing better AFL form

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson concedes Fremantle are in better form that his AFL champion team ahead of their grand final rematch.

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Dockers set targets on Hawthorn forwards

Man with a plan: Ross Lyon.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has set his team the challenge of limiting Hawthorn to 12 goals or less in Friday night's grand final re-match.

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Sam Mitchell back to boost Hawks

Sam Mitchell.

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn's undersized defence has turned to fringe player Matt Spangher for help as the Hawks prepare to take on Fremantle in Friday night's rematch of last year's grand final at the MCG.

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Small steps for Hawks defenders Ben Stratton and Ryan Schoenmakers

Muscling up: Ryan Schoenmakers (left) is stronger.

Brent Diamond Hawthorn defenders Ben Stratton and Ryan Schoenmakers will be eased back in the VFL for Box Hill on Saturday but may not return to AFL ranks for at least another two weeks.

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Same place, even better time if you like the Hawks

Hawthorn's Matthew Suckling tackles Stephen Hill of Fremantle.

Greg Baum Different year, different teams, different occasion. There was a premiership flag at the MCG on Friday night, but it was 2013's, now unfurled for the first time.

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Same place, even better time if you like the Hawks

Greg Baum Different year, different teams, different occasion. There was a premiership flag at the MCG on Friday night, but it was 2013's, now unfurled for the first time.

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Hawks amaze themselves

Hawthorn v Fremantle.

Greg Baum Hawthorn shocked even itself with its six-goal head start over Fremantle in the grand final rematch at the MCG on Friday night, laying the foundations of a thumping 58-point win.

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Ruck dilemma for Bombers

Paddy Ryder.

John Salvado Essendon will likely take a makeshift ruck division into the big round-three clash with Carlton.

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Shifting tides as Dockers and Hawks get ready to clash in grand final rematch

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn in round two fielded a team with just 14 premiership players from last year. Fremantle had 20 of its grand finalists.

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Shifting tides as Dockers hold ranks

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn in round two fielded a team with just 14 premiership players from last year. Fremantle had 20 of its grand finalists.

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Michael Barlow injury adds to Fremantle's woes for grand final rematch

Fremantle midfielder Michael Barlow has suffered a knee injury.

Michael Gleeson The pendulum swung slightly back to the champion in the grand final after a third key Docker was confirmed to miss Friday night's match at the MCG.

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Luke Hodge to miss, Sam Mitchell likely to play in Hawthorn's clash with Fremantle

Luke Hodge

Daniel Cherny Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge has been ruled out of tomorrow night's Grand Final re-match with Fremantle, but former skipper Sam Mitchell remains a strong chance of returning.

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Rioli boots Hawthorn to thrilling victory

John Salvado Cyril Rioli kicked the match-winner for the Hawks with little more than a minute remaining as the reigning premiers won 13.12 (90) to 12.14 (86).

Hawthorn's great escape

Eyes on the ball

Michael Gleeson and Greg Baum Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson was simply happy to get the win, while Essendon's Mark Thompson was almost happy with the loss.

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St Kilda v Melbourne: Most interesting game of round one

Will Brodie Why is there a frisson to this game between the two teams tipped to hold up the AFL ladder in 2014?

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AFL injury list: round one

Phil Davis played three quarters with a damaged kidney against Sydney.

Sidelined players, and how long they will be unavailable.

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Hawks look at three debutants

Ben McEvoy is set to make his Hawthorn debut.

Jake Niall At least one first-gamer to join former Saint Ben McEvoy in Hawks' first-round team

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Dayle Garlett set to return to Hawks

Not-so-happy Hawk: Dayle Garlett.

Jon Pierik Reluctant young star takes time off in Perth while two named to make debuts against Lions.