Hawthorn and the Brisbane Lions lock horns in a crucial battle in Tasmania with plenty of stake for both sides.
The Hawks (3-6, 91%) are in the midst of a four-game skid as Sam Mitchell’s side has dropped off from its promising early-season heights.
Although Hawthorn welcomes back Changkuoth Jiath and Tom Mitchell in a key boost in its defence and midfield respectively.
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The Lions (8-1, 151.8%) look ominous right now as potentially the biggest threat to Melbourne, having won five games in a row to sit second on the ladder.
Brisbane loses Marcus Adams to health and safety protocols, but Chris Fagan’s side is otherwise well settled.
This match gets underway at 3:20pm AEST from UTAS Stadium.
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