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Hawks unveil AFLX squad

AFLX Squad Announcement See which Hawks will take to Etihad in this week's AFLX.

Hawthorn has revealed the club’s first ever AFLX squad, with a mixture of senior and emerging players set to pull on the brown and gold at Etihad Stadium this Friday night.

Hawthorn Vice Captain Liam Shiels has been named captain for the round-robin tournament, while Development Coach Max Bailey will assume senior coaching responsibilities.

Hawks supporters will have the opportunity to watch several fan favourites try their hand at the new format, including Jack Gunston, Luke Breust and James Sicily. 

The club will also unveil a number of emerging talents, with 2017 draftees James Worpel, Jackson Ross and David Mirra all set to make their first appearance in the brown and gold. 

Hawthorn will face off against Essendon at 7.08pm, before a 9pm game against the Saints.

They will need to win each of their clashes in order to make it through to the grand final, where they will meet the winner of Pool A – either Carlton, Melbourne or North Melbourne.

View: Full AFLX fixture

For an overview of the AFLX rules, see here.

See the full squad below.

Hawthorn AFLX Squad
Etihad Stadium
Friday 16th February

5 - Ryan Burton
6 – James Sicily
15 – Blake Hardwick
17 – Daniel Howe
19 – Jack Gunston
20 – Dallas Willsmore
21 – Kieran Lovell
22 – Luke Breust
23 – Tim O’Brien
25 – Ryan Schoenmakers
26 – Liam Shiels (captain)
32 – David Mirra
35 – Harry Morrison
37 – Jackson Ross
38 – James Worpel
41 – Oliver Hanrahan
42 – Teia Miles
45 – Conor Nash
46 – James Cousins

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