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Hawthorn has pace to match Port Adelaide in preliminary final: Jordan Lewis

Ronny Lerner Hawthorn midfielder Jordan Lewis has bristled at the suggestion speed will be a distinct advantage for Port Adelaide in Saturday's second preliminary final at the MCG.

Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis signs on until 2017

Hawthorn's joint vice-captain signs a two-year contract extension which ties him to the club until the end of the 2017 season.

Hawthorn's Paul Puopolo has big AFL impact

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Paul Puopolo is the little big man of Hawthorn's revamped forward line.

Jordan Lewis' year of rolling out the barrel

Natural leader: Jordan Lewis, who is in career-best form for the Hawks, lets fly at training on Friday.

Greg Baum Hawthorn was blockaded in Sydney's half. The game plan called for it to hold its nerve and thread its way out, but it wasn't working.

Jordan Lewis backs Cyril Rioli to return for Hawthorn before finals

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Roy Ward Hawthorn vice-captain Jordan Lewis has backed two-time premiership forward Cyril Rioli to return to the team before the finals.

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Jordan Lewis finds shape of things to his liking on eve of 200th game

Reading the play: Jordan Lewis has shown great resilience on his way to his 200-game milestone.

Jesse Hogan The Hawthorn star survived on footy smarts until he realised the shape of things to come.

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Staging: Jarrad Waite cited, Jordan Lewis embarrassed

Jarrad Waite (left) was cited for misconduct but is free to line up in Sunday night's clash against Essendon, as it was his first offence of this kind.

Jon Pierik Players have been reminded they risk a reprimand and fines for staging, after Carlton's Jarrad Waite was cited by the match review panel.

Midfield depth keeps Hawthorn and Sydney on top

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Michael Voss The Hawks lead football's evolution, and rivals are scrambling to catch up to them.

Gary Ablett named in All-Australian team for eighth time

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Ronny Lerner Gary Ablett has further enhanced his status as one of the all-time greats after being named in the All-Australian team for a record-equalling eighth time.

2014 AFL All-Australian team announcement

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Ronny Lerner Return here for live coverage of the naming of the 2014 AFL All-Australian team.

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All-Australians: a team brimming with new faces

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Rohan Connolly Whichever players end up being announced this year's All Australians on Tuesday evening, no one will be able to argue there has not been a significant changing of the guard.

A few flutters for the flag favourites

Ollie Wines played a pivotal role in Port Adelaide's semi-final win.

Rohan Connolly Recent finals history has been turned on its head. And now Port Adelaide and North Melbourne go into their preliminary finals with plenty of momentum.

Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli a chance to play against Port Adelaide

Cyril Rioli (centre) watches the VFL preliminary final between Box Hill and Williamstown on Sunday.

Liam Mannix Cyril Rioli has been training strongly and is a real chance to come back into Hawthorn’s line-up for this week’s finals clash with Port Adelaide on Saturday night.

Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: the final questions

Chad Wingard is one of Port's small forwards whom Hawthorn will need to keep in check.

Matt Murnane Electrifying small forward Cyril Rioli needs to train fully this week to be considered.

Hawks more determined after AFL setbacks

Shaun Burgoyne with Josh Gibson, one of the players who missed a large chunk of the season.

Shaun Burgoyne feels Hawthorn's year of setbacks has helped drive their push for back-to-back AFL flags.

It's not the Brownlow, but the players' association MVP has serious clout

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Liam Mannix The AFL Players Association’s most valuable player award has serious clout among the 18 clubs. We assess the front-runners.

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Nat Fyfe's peers vote him the most valuable player

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Liam Mannix AFL players have sent a strong message to the league about its disciplinary system, naming Fremantle midfielder Nat Fyfe – who is ineligible for the Brownlow Medal due to suspension – as...

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Jimmy Bartel 'dive' knockers have a blinkered view of the past

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Peter Hanlon As the "football world" continued to pass pious judgment, and Jimmy Bartel called the outrage over his alleged dive "a load of rubbish", the AFL umpiring department on Thursday endorsed the...

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New faces aplenty in All-Australian shortlist

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Jesse Hogan More than half of the 40 players shortlisted for this year's All-Australian team are in contention to make the final cut for the first time.

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Fremantle Dockers not expecting 'garbage' from Sydney Swans

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon is confident Sydney won't unleash any "garbage" tactics in a bid to unsettle Dockers star midfielder Nat Fyfe in Saturday's qualifying final at ANZ Stadium.