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Who wins from the Jordan Lewis AFL trade

AAP logoAAP 18/10/2016 Michael Ramsey

WHO WINS FROM THE JORDAN LEWIS TRADE?

WHAT IT MEANS FOR HAWTHORN:

*Hawthorn lose 571 games of experience with Lewis and Sam Mitchell departing

*For Lewis the Hawks only receive upgraded third and fourth-round selections

*It helps clear up salary cap space to target Gold Coast young gun Jaeger O'Meara, and suitably accommodate recruits Tom Mitchell and Ty Vickery

*Hawthorn could also be building a war chest for next year, when Fremantle star Nat Fyfe and Richmond's Dustin Martin become restricted free agents

*The Hawks much-needed midfield rebuild can begin - they finished dead last in contested possessions in 2016

AND FOR MELBOURNE?

*The Demons finally have enough talent on their list to return to the finals

*Lewis could be the cherry on top after key re-signings and players took giant steps up in class in 2016

*The versatile veteran should combine beautifully with Jack Viney, captain Nathan Jones and rising stars Dom Tyson, Christian Petracca and Angus Brayshaw

*Premiership-winning experience to complement Melbourne's promise.

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