HAWTHORN and Brisbane meet at Marvel Stadium in the first of three games on Sunday to round out Sir Doug Nicholls Round.


Hawthorn (3-7) might still be reeling its last-gasp loss to Yartapuulti last week, but the Hawks can at least take some positives from an impressive three quarters where it had built a strong lead.

The Hawks have turned around their season with three wins from their past five games, and even have the wood over the Lions after triumphing in their past four encounters.

Brisbane (4-1-5) will be out to even up its win-loss record for the first time this season after starting its season with three defeats.

The Lions have been building their form in recent weeks and should hold few fears of playing at this venue after eight wins from their past nine visits, while last year’s runner’s up can look forward to freshening up after this with a bye to come next.


Hawthorn captain James Sicily returns for the clash after missing the Hawks' past two matches with a shoulder injury, while Jack Scrimshaw returns from suspension and Jack Gunston has been recalled after being managed last week.

The Lions have made two changes, with Zac Bailey returning from an ankle injury while Brandon Ryan will play his first game in Brisbane colours, against his former club

Eric Hipwood (suspended) and Shadeau Brain (omitted) come out of last week's side.

Both Narrm and Euro-Yroke will be looking to bounce back to from when they meet at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.  


The Demons (6-4) have been paying the price for their inconsistency in matches and has dropped from an early-season flag fancy to only sitting just inside the top eight on percentage.

After back-to-back defeats the Demons, first to Carlton and then to Waalitj Marawar last week, the Demons will be looking to get their season back on track against an under-fire Saints outfit that they have had the better of the last four times they have met.

Euro-Yroke's (3-7) season has hit the skids, having only beaten lowly North Melbourne in its past six matches.

The Saints are at significant risk of losing touch with the top eight, currently three wins and significant percentage behind eighth place.

Euro-Yroke is finding the going tough with their ongoing struggle to score, ranked 15th for points for across the competition.

Gun defender Jake Lever (knee) comes out of Narrm's side, while recruit Jack Billings, who arrived from the Saints in the off-season, Ben Brown and Blake Howes have all been omitted.

Ed Langdon, Jacob van Rooyen, Lachie Hunter and Adam Tomlinson come into the Demons' side.

The Saints have dropped Mattaes Phillipou, Zak Jones and Ben Paton and regain Liam Stocker, Seb Ross and Jack Higgins.


Kuwarna welcomes a sprightly Waalitj Marawar to Adelaide Oval in the final game of round 11.


The Crows (3-1-6) have put themselves back in the finals mix with a month of improved form, even if the fine margins that follow a slow start were reinforced in a heartbreaking loss to Collingwood last week.

But the time  for the Crows to make their move is now with three matches against bottom-four sides, starting this week against Waalitj Marawar and then with Hawthorn and Richmond to come.

Despite their ladder position, the Eagles (3-7) can't be underestimated after taking the scalp of premiership fancy Narrm last week.

But while the Eagles have banked three wins in their past four matches on their home deck, they have been unable to take that same form on the road.

Not only will they have to reverse their away trend, the Eagles will have to overturn a poor recent record at Adelaide Oval following six heavy defeats there since 2021.

Waalitj Marawar is boosted by the return of gun midfielder Elliot Yeo, with Luke Edwards omitted.

The Crows have made four changes with James Borlase, Chris Burgess, Harry Schoenberg and Sam Berry coming in for the injured Izak Rankine (hamstring) and Elliott Himmelberg (cheekbone) and dropped pair Will Hamill and Ned McHenry.