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Team Announcement: Round 17

The Brisbane Lions have named an unchanged team to take on Hawthorn in Launceston on Saturday afternoon.

Fresh from a career-high of six goals, Eric Hipwood has again been named in the forward line.

Mitch Robinson has been named in the centre and is thrilled to be back playing in his home state of Tasmania, after missing out on last year’s game due to injury.

The Lions defeated Hawthorn in Round 9 of this season, recording their first victory of 2018.

Senior Coach Chris Fagan said the Hawks are always a tough match-up and will be again this weekend.

“We’re expecting that ferocity, and some, because I know they value their games in Launceston,” Fagan told media this morning.

 “It’s going to be tough down there this weekend.

“We’re going to have to play mighty well to overcome the Hawks there. It’s been the thing that we’ve been talking about all week long.”

The Lions are familiar with the UTAS Stadium in Launceston, after spending two pre-season camps there in 2016 and 2017.

Bounce is at 1.45pm AEST on Saturday, with the match broadcast on Channel 7, not 7mate, in South East Queensland. 

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