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5:32pm  Jun 23, 2018

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4:59pm  Jun 23, 2018

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Lemmens extends contract

Sean Lemmens has extended his contract with the club for a further three years.

7:00pm  May 25, 2018

Round 14 Match Report

Hawthorn have defeated the SUNS in Launceston.

3:58pm  Jun 23, 2018

Dew ready for Tassie tussle

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew says he isn’t fazed by Hawthorn’s impressive Tasmanian record and is backing his team in to perform after the loss to St Kilda.

12:40pm  Jun 22, 2018

Fantasy Stocktake: Brandon Matera

Tim Roman  April 19, 2017 4:10 PM

Hands up who predicted Brandon Matera (FWD, $455,000) would be the AFL's highest averaging forward after four rounds this year?

Yes, the sample size is just two games, but the Gold Coast goalsneak has certainly put in a Fantasy fortnight to remember, torching the Hawks and the Blues for a collective 245 points. 

The question is whether Matera can keep it going against the Crows this week. The stats say you can expect a dip, but not enough of one to rule him out. 

Matera averages a respectable 73 at Metricon Stadium, and 68.3 against the Crows. His projected score is 78 this week, which in itself would deliver a healthy $32,000 price rise straight up.

His best season was 2015 where he averaged 70.7 over 19 games – that year he started slowly before coming home with a bang to deliver four scores over 85 in the final six rounds. 

The best strategy might be to bring him in this week, and trade him out at the completion of round eight when the SUNS have their bye after their trip to Shanghai to play the Power.