HAWTHORN small forward Paul Puopolo is a late out with calf tightness for the Hawks' clash with Richmond on Friday night.

The triple premiership player was the Hawks' only late change for the game at the MCG, with defender Jack Scrimshaw his replacement.

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Puopolo hasn't kicked a goal in his two games this season after booting only 10 majors from 22 games in 2019.

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Gun midfielder Jaeger O'Meara has proven his fitness and will line up for the Hawks after a facial fracture ruled him out of round two.

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The Tigers will head into the clash as selected on Wednesday night, with superstar Dustin Martin ruled out with a rib injury.

Dual premiership forward Josh Caddy is back for the Tigers.