Captain Luke Hodge and coach Alastair Clarkson of the Hawks hold up the Premiership Cup after the 2014 Grand Final.

IT TOOK Alastair Clarkson until the last 10 minutes of Hawthorn's thumping Grand Final win to relax and enjoy the perfect day for his side as it clinched back-to-back premierships.

Jarryd Roughead, Luke Hodge and Jordan Lewis.

IT WAS no surprise that on the biggest stage, the biggest Hawthorn names stood up and delivered.

AFL 2012 Rd 18 - Essendon v Hawthorn.  Welcome back Luke Hodge...celebrating after kicking a goal.

AFL 2012 Rd 18 - Essendon v Hawthorn. Welcome back Luke Hodge.celebrating after kicking a goal.

Luke Hodge after a goal during the 2013 AFL round 07 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at the MCG, Melbourne on May 11, 2013. (Photo: Andrew White/AFL Media)

Luke Hodge after a goal during the 2013 AFL round 07 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at the MCG, Melbourne on May (Photo: Andrew White/AFL Media)

Luke Hodge

Country boy Hodge looms as one of game's greats as Hawthorn close in on flag

Hawthorn wins 2014 premiership | Herald Sun | Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge kisses the premiership cup. Picture: David Caird.

Hawthorn wins 2014 premiership | Herald Sun | Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge kisses the premiership cup. Picture: David Caird.

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge celebrates with the Cup.

AFL Grand Final 2013 Hawthorn v Fremantle

Luke Hodge (captain) and Alastair Clarkson (coach) hold up the premiership cup.

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge and coach Alastair Clarkson hold the premiership cup after Hawthorn's Grand Final victory against Fremantle.

Hawthorn's Luke Hodge, 2013

September 6 - Getting Ready - .for a Hawthorn Grand Final.

Jack Gunston and Luke Hodge of the Hawks celebrate a goal during the 2013 1st Preliminary Final match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Geelong Cats at the MCG, Melbourne on September 20, 2013. (Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/AFL Media)

Jack Gunston and Luke Hodge of the Hawks celebrate a goal during the 2013 Preliminary Final match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Geelong Cats at the MCG, Melbourne on September (Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/AFL Media)

Luke Hodge - Hawthorn

Luke Hodge Photos Photos: AFL Rd 3 - Richmond v Hawthorn

Luke Hodge Photos - Luke Hodge of the Hawks kicks during the round three AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. - AFL Rd 3 - Richmond v Hawthorn

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