Hawthorn has named a strong side ahead of its opening Marsh Community Series match-up with St Kilda at RSEA Park on Thursday night.

Headlining the squad of 26 is the pair of Tom Mitchell and Jonathon Patton, who both spent the entire 2019 season on the sidelines.

Patton's fellow recruit Sam Frost has also been selected for what will be the former Demon's first chance to impress the brown and gold faithful.

GM – Football Graham Wright said the club was looking forward to getting the most out of its first pre-season dress rehearsal.

"We've named a pretty experienced line-up to take on the Saints tomorrow night," Wright said.

"It's going to be really exciting to see Tom back out there after he has worked so hard this past year, while I'm sure the supporters will be keen to have a look at Jon and Frosty as well."

Other notable selection stories see Ben McEvoy named at centre half-back after a summer training in the defensive line while the trio of Damon Greaves, Mathew Walker and Darren Minchington who are yet to make their senior debut for the Hawks are also set to get a run.

The Hawks will take on St Kilda at RSEA Park in Moorabbin at 7.10pm AEDT on Thursday, February 20.

St Kilda v Hawthorn
Thursday 20th February, 7.10pm AEST
RSEA Park, Moorabbin

B: Ben Stratton, James Frawley, Damon Greaves
HB: Sam Frost, Ben McEvoy, Harry Morrison
C: Isaac Smith, Liam Shiels, Ricky Henderson
HF: Oliver Hanrahan, Mitchell Lewis, Tim O'Brien
F: Luke Breust, Jonathon Patton, Paul Puopolo
R: Jonathon Ceglar, Jaeger O'Meara, James Worpel
INT: Changkuoth Jiath, Chad Wingard, Mathew Walker, Tom Mitchell, James Cousins, Darren Minchington, Blake Hardwick, Tom Scully

EMER: Michael Hartley, Conor Glass, Conor Nash, Harry Jones


Tomorrow night's Marsh Community Series game is almost at capacity. We strongly recommend members guarantee entry by using their membership card to register for a GA ticket via ticketmaster.com.au. Non-members can also pre-purchase tickets.