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Tom Hawkins and Drew Petrie: the big men for the big occasion

Wayne Carey Winning a final is an extraordinary effort in concentration from every player on the field. Each battle – be it physical or mental, big or small – can count towards the end result.

Tom Hawkins ready to throw his weight around

 Tom Hawkins’ battle with Brian Lake will play a big part in deciding who wins tonight.

Rohan Connolly A tougher, angrier Geelong powerhouse Tom Hawkins is in top form, and ready to intimidate his opponents this finals series.

Tom Hawkins, Levi Greenwood free to play

Hawk  Brian Lake and Gelong's Tom Hawkins wrestle during the 2nd Qualifying Final match.

Geelong's key forward Tom Hawkins has been cleared by the AFL's match review panel to play in Friday night's semi-final against North Melbourne.

Tom Hawkins gets seven as Cats end season with big win

Under pressure: Mark Blicavs gets swamped by Brisbane opponents.

Peter Hanlon Geelong will meet Hawthorn in a qualifying final on Friday after defeating the Brisbane Lions.

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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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Tom Hawkins stars as Cats beat Hawks

Tom Hawkins starred against the Hawks.

Greg Baum Tom Hawkins has booted five goals with Geelong trumping reigning premiers Hawthorn by 19 points to remain the only undefeated side after five AFL rounds.

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Tom Hawkins the big difference - again

Tom Hawkins gets foot to ball before Michael Firrito can get in the way.

Jake Niall No key forward in the game has exerted as much influence on results this season as Tom Hawkins.

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Tom Hawkins only hopeful of playing for Geelong in semi-final

Tom Hawkins.

Matt Murnane Tom Hawkins says his back is "feeling good" but he is no better than hopeful of playing on Friday night and admits the ongoing complaint is a "day-to-day" proposition.

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Geelong coach criticises fans for jeering Tom Hawkins

Tom Hawkins.

Stathi Paxinos Chris Scott has criticised Geelong supporters for jeering embattled forward Tom Hawkins.

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Geelong's Tom Hawkins to rest sore back

Tom Hawkins.

Geelong star forward Tom Hawkins' nagging back injury is expected to force him out of Saturday night's AFL clash with West Coast in Perth.

Sydney v North Melbourne: the final questions

Key Swan: Kurt Tippett.

Matt Murnane Can North Melbourne hold Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett?

Match Review Panel must decide if Brent Harvey's act was as bad as its consequence

Brent Harvey

Jesse Hogan For impact, Brent Harvey should walk free after the Match Review Panel assesses his bump that cut Geelong's Joel Selwood above the eyebrow. For consequence, however, he is likely to walk the plank.

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Selwood challenges decorated teammates to improve

Their season at an end, Geelong players trudge off the ground on Friday night.

Jake Niall Geelong captain Joel Selwood has challenged the club's decorated veterans, as much as the youngsters, to improve and take the club beyond the second week of the finals.

Young Cats make mark in disappointing finals exit

A dejected Tom Hawkins after the narrow loss to North Melbourne.

Michael Gleeson Bitterly disappointed at losing and exiting the finals in straight sets, Chris Scott took some comfort in the fact that when the team was most challenged, it was his young captain and full-forward...

North Melbourne defender Nathan Grima wary of more than just Franklin and Tippett

Lindsay Thomas, Nathan Grima, Todd Goldstein and Aaron Black sing the club song in the rooms after their win on Friday night.

Emma Quayle North Melbourne's defenders have more than just Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett to worry about, says backman Nathan Grima.

AFL semi-final: Geelong v North Melbourne

Geelong v North Melbourne

Lee Crossley If you finish in the AFL top four, you're widely expected to reach the preliminary finals. North Melbourne will be striving to stop Geelong achieving that outcome.

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Jekyll-and-Hyde Roos prove finals real deal

Thus far and no further: North Melbourne's Todd Goldstein gets a good grip on Geelong's Mark Blicavs and prevents him from disposing of the ball.

Jake Niall North Melbourne was derided for its inconsistency this year and was widely viewed as a team that alternated, like the girl with the curl, between very good and horrid.

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North Melbourne goes into preliminary final brimming with confidence

Brent Harvey grapples with Geelong's Joel Selwood during Friday night's semi-final.

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne goes into its first preliminary final in seven years supremely confident.

Kangaroos pip Cats by six points to enter preliminary final

Geelong's James Kelly is taken down by North's Andrew Swallow.

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.

Geelong or North Melbourne: who do the Sydney Swans want to play?

Jimmy Bartel and Joel Selwood.

Andrew Wu We look at who Sydney would rather play next week?

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