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Hawthorn Hawks

Tom Mitchell of the Hawks. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Hawthorn HawksDepspite not entering the league until 1925 the Hawthorn Hawks have created one of the strongest histories of success in the AFL. They are best known in the modern era for winning four premierships in the 1980s, while also claiming three consecutive premierships between 2013 and 2015.

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The jury was very much out on Hawthorn coming into 2018, with some believing they were on track for a return to finals, while others thought their rebuild was only just beginning.

The Hawks ended up surprising even themselves with a very strong season and a top four finish. However, their finals appearance was brief, with back-to-back losses to Richmond and Melbourne seeing them exit in straight sets.

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Senior coach: Alastair Clarkson
Captain: Jarryd Roughead
2018 finish: 5th (4th before finals)
2018 best and fairest: Tom Mitchell
2018 leading goalkicker: Luke Breust (54)
Premierships: 1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015

2018 Team List
Jarryd Roughead, Tom Mitchell, Jarman Impey, Ryan Burton, James Sicily, Ben McEvoy, Taylor Duryea, Shaun Burgoyne, Jaeger O’Meara, Brendan Whitecross, James Frawley, Jonathan O’Rourke, Grant Birchall, Blake Hardwick, Isaac Smith, Daniel Howe, Jonathon Ceglar, Jack Gunston, Dallas Willsmore, Kieran Lovell, Luke Breust, Tim O’Brien, Ben Stratton, Ryan Schoenmakers, Liam Shiels, Marc Pittonet, Paul Puopolo, Will Langford, Kaiden Brand, Ricky Henderson, David Mirra, Cyril Rioli, Kurt Heatherley, Harry Morrison, Dylan Moore, Jackson Ross, James Worpel, Mitchell Lewis, Harrison Jones, Oliver Hanrahan, Teia Miles, Changkuoth Jiath, Conor Glass, Conor Nash, James Cousins

Tom Mitchell Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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