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Burgoyne set to play 32nd final

Finals Specialists: Burgoyne We are taking a look at some of the dependable players in finals. Four time premiership player Shaun Burgoyne certainly fits the bill. With cups at two clubs, the number nine knows how to get things done in September.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks in action during the 2016 AFL Round 20 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 06, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Shaun Burgoyne has a remarkable finals record.

HAWTHORN star Shaun Burgoyne will move into outright second for the most AFL finals played when he runs out against Geelong tomorrow night.

Tomorrow’s blockbuster qualifying final will be his 32nd finals appearance, overtaking Collingwood's Gordon Coventry and second only to Hawthorn legend Michael Tuck, who played in 39 finals.

Burgoyne’s record is staggering, having won 20 of those 31 finals he has played in over the course of 11 finals series and winning four premierships.

His durability is remarkable, and has played 81 consecutive games at Hawthorn – the longest current streak of any player at the club.

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