Best 22: Alastair Clarkson may have to experiment again in order to make Hawthorn competitive

HAWTHORN is among the oldest and most experienced teams in the AFL.

Having not had an early selection to their name in back-to-back national drafts, the Hawks have had to be smart and experimental in how they’ve recruited and structured their list.

Fortunately, the club has a strong recent history of doing just that — and with Alastair Clarkson at the helm, has the man to rejig things in order to make the side competitive.

Last season, he moved both James Sicily and Jack Gunston into defensive roles. They were positions each adapted to immediately, becoming strong interceptors behind the ball.

Does he have another trick up his sleeve in 2018? Only time will tell.