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Hawks eager for Swans test

  • Hawks eager for Swans test

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: Hawks players celebrate in the rooms after winning the round 16 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Hawthorn Hawks at Adelaide Oval on July 7, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Hawthorn's thirst for to be tested ahead of the AFL finals series will see the premiers head north with enthusiasm to play Sydney on Thursday night.

Star winger Isaac Smith says the Hawks aren't treating it as a grand final preview but they'll relish the chance to avenge their round nine defeat to Sydney ahead of another potential date in September.

"One (versus) two on the ladder and it should be a cracking match ... it's great to be playing footy against the best teams at their home ground because it's a genuine challenge," he said.

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