Luke Hodge

Luke Hodge leads from the back

Matthew James, Footy Prophet It’s veteran city in defence this week, with Hawthorn star Luke Hodge sitting atop the rankings.

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Hawthorn recalls Luke Hodge and Josh Gibson for pre-season game against North Melbourne

Hawthorn's Luke Hodge

AFL premiers Hawthorn have recalled reigning club champion Josh Gibson among three changes for Friday's pre-season clash with North Melbourne in Launceston.

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Skipper Luke Hodge backs Hawthorn's no-ego ethos

Luke Hodge.

Jon Pierik Hawks will continue to preach a 'no egos' ethos and hope to again plot run to perfection in a bid to secure back-to-back premierships.

Garlett needs to commit, says Hawks captain Luke Hodge

Matt Murnane Dayle Garlett will not play for Hawthorn this year until he shows he is ready to commit to the AFL lifestyle and get both sides of his game up to the elite level.

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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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AFL review panel clears Luke Hodge and Tom Hawkins

Tom Hawkins.

The AFL match review panel has cleared Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge and Geelong star Tom Hawkins over incidents in their Easter Monday match.

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2014 round 19 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round 19 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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Hawks' 12th flag could be their best

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly It goes without saying Hawthorn is the most successful club of football’s last 50 years, 10 of its 11 premierships won since 1971, a strike rate of one flag every 4.

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Demons shouldn't rush into succession plan

Paul Roos.

Jon Pierik Paul Roos needed the lure of a succession plan for him to accept the Melbourne coaching role late last season.

Four Rs: round 18, part 2

Ultimate Footy.

Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet Anyone who tuned in to watch the football on Saturday night would not have been disappointed by the quality of the stoush.

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Swans on notice: 'Hawks a different team'

Shaun Burgoyne says the Hawks can fly high once again.

Jon Pierik Hawthorn maestro Shaun Burgoyne has warned the Swans that the Hawks will have a rejigged midfield and will be a ''different'' team when they seek recompense in Saturday night's blockbuster at the MCG.

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Top clubs push hard to avoid peeking over precipice

End of eras.

Will Brodie Are any of our perennial finalists in danger of a sudden drop from the eight?

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2014 round 18 AFL teams (week two)

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All the ins and outs for the second half of round 18 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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Prize catch Jon Ceglar makes big strides with the Hawks

Turning heads: Jon Ceglar celebrates a goal.

Xavier Mardling While Ben McEvoy attracted the headlines after moving to Hawthorn from St Kilda in the off-season, another border region export was quietly waiting in the wings after playing two AFL games in his...

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Lance Franklin now a 'faceless man' to us, says Alastair Clarkson

Lance Franklin - just another

Jon Pierik While appreciative of the service he gave, Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says Lance Franklin is now a "faceless man" to the Hawks as the superstar forward aims to inflict more pain on his former...

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Colac's Cats back as an imperial force

Stylish: Colac’s Sean O’Neill shoots for goal against Irrewarra-Beeac

Adam McNicol After Colac Imperials' senior team finished second-last on the ladder in 2008, two of the club's long-time members decided to spearhead a rebuild.

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Hawks edge Swans after a gripping contest

Close combatants: Josh Gibson and Lance Franklin.

Jake Niall In a season supposedly beset with underwhelming footy, Hawthorn and Sydney produced what was surely the season's highest calibre game, in a contest between teams that will surely meet again at the...

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Swans bigger, Hawks better, in AFL epic

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Greg Baum The least that can be said about this match is the most that can be said: it lived up to its billing.

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Age Footballer of the Year: Round 18 votes (split round)

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Votes for round 18 in the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

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Hawthorn in danger of missing AFL top four

Wayne Carey.

Wayne Carey In all my time in football, I haven't come across many more resilient teams than the current-day Hawks - but their 2014 campaign is under serious threat.