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Round 5 Team

Mitch Hallahan on debut Mitch Hallahan speaks to HawksTV ahead of debuting against the Cats.

Mitch Hallahan will make his debut for Hawthorn against Geelong at the MCG on Easter Monday.

Hallahan joins Ben McEvoy and Ben Stratton as inclusions into the team that defeated the Suns by 99 points last weekend. Both McEvoy and Stratton have recovered from injury and are ready to take on the Cats.

Mitch Hallahan receives his chance after an impressive 25 disposal and three goal game for Box Hill last Sunday.

Last year’s VFL J.J Liston Trophy winner has been an emergency for the Hawks the last two weeks but will be part of the starting 22 on Monday.

Jed Anderson was originally named in the squad released on Thursday night, however he has since been withdrawn as he failed a fitness test on Saturday morning. Jordan Kelly has replaced him as one of the three emergencies along with Jonathon Ceglar and Brian Lake.

Round 5
Geelong v Hawthorn
Monday 21 April
MCG, 3.20pm

B: Cheney Gibson Stratton
HB: Suckling Hodge Birchall
C: Hill Mitchell Smith
HF: Simpkin Gunston Rioli
F: Breust Roughead Puopolo
FOLL: Hale Lewis Burgoyne
I/C from: Hallahan Duryea Langford McEvoy

EMG: Kelly Ceglar Lake

In: B.McEvoy , B.Stratton , M.Hallahan
Out: M.Spangher (Ankle) , L.Shiels (Shoulder) , J.Ceglar (Omitted)