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Cyril Rioli will be hard to leave out of the Hawthorn team, says Sam Mitchell

Daniel Cherny It is the grand final week selection dilemma which has opinions split, and Sam Mitchell says he does not envy those charged with making the final call on Hawthorn teammate Cyril Rioli.

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

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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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Sam Mitchell back to boost Hawks

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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.

Strong week for elite as Sam Mitchell hits his straps

Ultimate Footy 2014

Matthew James, Footy Prophet With many of the fantasy elite performing strongly last week, there hasn't been too much movement in our rankings.

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Sam Mitchell out for two months with hamstring injury

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Daniel Cherny Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell has been sidelined for eight weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in his side's 145-point win over St Kilda.

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Sam Mitchell says All-Australian honour is testament to Hawks' game plan

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Matt Murnane Hawthorn midfielder Sam Mitchell says his selection at half-back in this year's All-Australian team reinforces his team's plan to become more versatile in the final two weeks of the season.

AFL grand final 2014: Hawthorn and Sydney player rankings

Matthew Lloyd ranks the players from the 2014 grand final.

Hawthorn's maestro Luke Hodge can be rated alongside Leigh Matthews

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Martin Flanagan Luke Hodge has to be now rated alongside Leigh Matthews as a great Hawthorn captain.

Hawthorn in the hunt in bid to become best of era

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Jake Niall The Hawks have matched Geelong, their great adversary, by winning a third premiership since 2007.

AFL grand final 2014: Hawks stop trains with victory celebrations

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Peter Hanlon No sooner had president Andrew Newbold vowed that his team wasn't finished winning premierships just yet and intended to be a juggernaut of the AFL, than a fire started and the Lilydale train line...

AFL grand final: Goal by goal, all 32 of them

Josh Kennedy celebrates after getting the Swans' first goal.

Brent Diamond There were goals aplenty in the grand final, many more than usual. Here's how they were scored.

Clarkson's Commandos do John Kennedy proud

Alastair Clarkson (left) and assistant Brendon Bolton.

Jake Niall It should not surprise anyone to belatedly discover that the Hawthorn Football Club entered this grand final with a degree of confidence that was not shared by misguided bookmakers, punters or...

AFL grand final: Jason Dunstall speech spurred Hawthorn to back-to-back flags

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Jon Pierik A pre-September motivational speech by club great Jason Dunstall helped to provide the springboard for Hawthorn's surge to back-to-back premierships.

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AFL grand final 2014: The moments that mattered

Will Langford celebrates miracle goal.

Emma Quayle The moments that mattered in the season decider.

AFL grand final: Norm Smith Medal voting

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How the judges voted for the 2014 Norm Smith Medal.

Luke Hodge gets nod as master among equals

Luke Hodge is over his hamstring injury.

Peter Hanlon Jordan Lewis is an engaging and enlightening media performer, but to date he hasn't been in the habit of quoting George Orwell.

AFL grand final 2014: Key duels

Ben McEvoy with the winning spoils.

Michael Gleeson They were the decisive match-ups of the Hawthorn-Sydney grand final.

AFL grand final: Hawthorn Hawks go back-to-back with win over Sydney Swans

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Hawthorn smashes Sydney by 63 points in the grand final to confirm its status as one of the modern era's greatest teams.

AFL grand final 2014: Hawthorn pride produces another premiership

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Jordan Lewis of the Hawks  celebrates with the Premeirship Cup during the 2014 AFL Grand Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 27, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn is a club with enormous pride. Now it's also a club with two lots of back-to-back flags among its dozen premierships. And those two points are inextricably woven.

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2014 AFL grand final live coverage

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Ronny Lerner The build up, the colour, the atmosphere of footy's biggest day, then every kick, bump and reviewed score of the game itself, pitting the Swans against the Hawks.

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