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Coach: Ross Lyon

Captain: Nick Riewoldt

Last five years: 8-9-4-2-2

Premierships: 1 (1966)

Star five: Nick Riewoldt, Brendon Goddard, Lenny Hayes, Leigh Montagna, Sam Fisher.

One to watch: Ben McEvoy. With Steven King retired and Michael Gardiner 31 and with a history of injury, 21-year-old ruckman-forward McEvoy will have to step up and become a key player if the Saints are to go one better than their grand final near-misses of the past two seasons. He was left out for last year's drawn grand final, but replaced the injured Gardiner for the replay.

Ins: Jamie Cripps (East Fremantle WAFL), Sam Crocker (Oakleigh U18), Ryan Gamble (Geelong), Tom Ledger (Claremont WAFL), Dean Polo (Richmond), Tom Simpkin (rookie elevation), Arryn Siposs (Dandenong U18).

Outs: Robert Eddy (delisted, redrafted as rookie), Steven King (retired), Andrew Lovett (delisted), Luke Miles (delisted), Adam Pattison (delisted), Jesse Smith (retired).

Best line-up:

B: Steven Baker, Zac Dawson, Jason Blake

HB: Jason Gram, Sam Fisher, James Gwilt

C: Clinton Jones, Lenny Hayes, Farren Ray

HF: Brendon Goddard, Nick Riewoldt, Sam Gilbert

F: Stephen Milne, Justin Koschitzke, Adam Schneider

R: Michael Gardiner, Nick Dal Santo, Leigh Montagna

I: Brett Peake, Ben McEvoy, Raph Clarke, Sean Dempster

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