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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.

Hawks emerge from the fog to down Geelong

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Michael Gleeson Were you unaware of the history of these teams the transformation from one half of the game to the other would have seemed fanciful.

Jordan Lewis backs Cyril Rioli to return for Hawthorn before finals

Cyril Rioli.

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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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.

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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.

Nat Fyfe suspension confirmed by AFL Appeals Board

Nat Fyfe flies high.

Jesse Hogan Fremantle's second attempt to have Nat Fyfe's two-match ban downgraded finished the same way as the first, with the star midfielder ruled out until the start of the finals.

Brownlow Medal bolters

Richmond's Dustin Martin is 101-1 to win the Brownlow Medal. With 13 chances to poll, he is worth a flutter.

Will Brodie This might be the year in which a player unfavoured by punters is awarded the AFL's highest individual honour.

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2014 AFL round 22 teams

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The selected teams for round 22 of the AFL season, headlined by Geelong's clash with Hawthorn on Saturday night.

Brent Harvey's actions were unprecedented, says AFL match review panel

Brent Harvey has been reported for this incident with Liam Picken.

Jesse Hogan The match review panel wanted to charge Brent Harvey for both aspects of the serious misconduct charge that will be heard at the AFL tribunal on Tuesday evening.

Nat Fyfe, Daniel Wells, Brent Harvey all face suspension

Nathan Fyfe tries to break out of the congestion.

Jesse Hogan North Melbourne's finals campaign could be hit with a major blow with talisman Brent Harvey facing his second costly late-season visit to the tribunal in as many years after he was caught delivering...

Nat Fyfe to join Brent Harvey at AFL tribunal as Daniel Wells accepts ban

Fremantle's Nat Fyfe (left) swings his arm into Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis.

Jesse Hogan Nat Fyfe will join Brent Harvey in facing the tribunal on Tuesday evening after Fremantle elected to challenge his two-match suspension, which cannot be increased even if it is unsuccessful.

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Ross Lyon says he's scared of Brisbane Lions

Anthony Morabito is a chance to play against Brisbane this week.

Justin Chadwick Brisbane haven't scared too many AFL clubs this season, but Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has described his team's upcoming trip to the Gabba as a "frightening prospect".

Docker Michael Barlow out with broken thumb

Michael Barlow will miss the next two games for Fremantle with a broken thumb.

Star Fremantle midfielder Michael Barlow will miss the next two AFL games due to a broken thumb.

Freo blunder leaves suspended Nat Fyfe with extra points

Nat Fyfe challenged his two-game ban.

Jesse Hogan Fremantle's Nat Fyfe has had his two-match suspension upheld and needlessly accrued 69 carry-over points in the process after a bungled tribunal challenge.

Fremantle wants Nat Fyfe to smarten up after latest AFL ban

Flying star: Docker Nat Fyfe grabs a high mark during Geelongâ??s two-point victory at Simonds Stadium on Saturday night.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon admits young gun Nathan Fyfe needs to play smarter in order to avoid getting into trouble on the football field.

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Ross Lyon flags midfield role for Michael Walters

Michael Walters marks in the grand final.

Brad Elborough Ross Lyon thinks small forward Michael Walters is a midfield star of the future, and he might get his chance to show his versatility against Brisbane this weekend.

Docker Michael Walters is a midfield star of the future

Future star: Michael Walters.

Brad Elborough Ross Lyon thinks small forward Michael Walters is a midfield star of the future, and he might get his chance to show his versatility against Brisbane this weekend.

Fremantle appeals Nat Fyfe's two-match suspension

Nat Fyfe flies high.

Jesse Hogan Fremantle is making a second attempt at beating the two-match suspension given to Nat Fyfe, making a rare appeal to an AFL tribunal decision.

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2014 round 21 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round 21 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

Former Hawthorn captain Richie Vandenberg says coach Alastair Clarkson always striving for self-improvement

Alastair Clarkson congratulates Richie Vandenberg after a win in 2005. Former Hawk assistant coach Damien Hardwick is in the background.

Daniel Cherny He is a dual-premiership coach perhaps on his way to a third September glory, but Alastair Clarkson continues to strive for improvement in his own performance, says a former Hawthorn captain.