Stage set for blockbuster AFL finals series

A frenzied race to the AFL finals has finished with Sydney, Geelong, Hawthorn and GWS claiming the coveted top-four spots and double chance in September.

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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