MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17: Shaun Higgins of the Kangaroos in action during the 2019 AFL round 22 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Port Adelaide Power at Marvel Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

We’re going through each side and predicting their best 22 for the 2020 season.

Today, we’ve looked at the potential best 22’s of Hawthorn, Melbourne and North Melbourne.



B: Ben Stratton, James Frawley, Jack Scrimshaw

HB: Blake Hardwick, Sam Frost, James Sicily

C: Tom Scully, Tom Mitchell, Ricky Henderson

HF: Jack Gunston, Mitchell Lewis, Chad Wingard

F: Luke Breust, Jonathon Patton, Jarman Impey

FOLL: Ben McEvoy, Jaeger O’Meara, James Worpel

I/C: Tim O’Brien, Shaun Burgoyne, Liam Shiels, Isaac Smith

The Hawks will look to welcome back Tom Mitchell and Jarman Impey from injuries next season and they’ll play an important role helping their side return to finals.

Securing two key position players in Frost and Patton from rival clubs may pay off in the short term, but it will be interesting to see how they work within the Hawthorn culture.

James Worpel is set to get a boost from playing next to the accumulator, while James Sicily will be 25 by Round 1 next year, ready to stamp his name as one of the competition’s premier defenders.

Having the experienced heads of Shaun Burgoyne and Isaac Smith is important to their structure, they may not play every game but there’s plenty of rising stars coming through the gates at Waverley.

O’Brien, Lewis and Patton will form a brand new forward line, in an attempt to bring back the glory days of spearhead forwards at Hawthorn.

LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA – MAY 25: James Worpel of the Hawks celebrates after kicking a goal during the round 10 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Port Adelaide Power at University of Tasmania Stadium on May 25, 2019 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)