Lewis blow for Hawks

Sportal September 7, 2012, 6:26 pm
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Hawthorn midfielder Jordan Lewis is a late exclusion for their crunch qualifying final with Collingwood on Friday night, withdrawing with a hamstring complaint.

Rumours swirled on Friday that the star midfielder was in doubt, and he was eventually replaced in the selected side by Shane Savage, who will be the substitute.

The niggle for Lewis puts his finals campaign in jeopardy, with the Hawks needing to beat the Pies without him to ensure they earn a week off ahead of a home preliminary final, and importantly an extra week's recovery for the 2008 premiership player.

Collingwood also made a change with Jackson Paine withdrawing from the selected 22 and replaced by Ben Sinclair.

Alan Didak will don the red vest for the second consecutive week.

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