Clarkson no fan of resting players

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says he’s not a fan of resting players and believes there’s more value in continuity for his AFL team.

The third-placed Hawks have only made two changes to their line-up for their clash with battlers Carlton at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

Fellow finalists North Melbourne and Fremantle have opted to rest a swag of players from their teams for their last round matches, believing it would freshen them up for the play-offs.

But Clarkson said he wasn’t a fan of resting players.

“Everyone’s got different philosophies on that and ours is that continuity and stability is a really good thing so we want to keep the bulk of our side together going into finals irrespective of the opponent,” Clarkson said.

The coach said he didn’t want to comment on whether those teams should be allowed to rest so many players.

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