Leppitsch sacked as Lions' AFL head coach

Justin Leppitsch has been sacked as coach of Brisbane after winning just 14 matches in three full seasons at the helm of the AFL club.

Hawks still in good AFL spot: Smith

Hawthorn midfielder Isaac Smith says his AFL team, who face rivals Geelong in week one of the finals, are in as good a spot as any other side in the top four.

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Hawks must lift in AFL finals: Clarkson

Hawthorn have recorded a one-point win over Collingwood but coach Alastair Clarkson knows they'll need to play better to defeat Geelong in AFL finals.

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