ANZ Stadium an equaliser in AFL final: GWS

Greater Western Sydney's Devon Smith says the venue for an AFL derby final, ANZ Stadium, means it is back to 'level pegging' between his side and the Swans.

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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Cats eye MCG date with Hawks

Forget a possible Sydney derby, a week one clash between the AFL's biggest modern rivals - Hawthorn and Geelong - would be a showstopping start to September.

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Buddy lifting as AFL finals loom

Sydney's Lance Franklin will head into the AFL finals on track to record one of the most productive seasons of his AFL career.

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