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It’s a clash between two heavy hitters as the Brisbane Lions take on the Collingwood Magpies in a top-eight blockbuster at The Gabba. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:50pm (AEST).
It’s been a nervy fortnight for the Lions as they turn into the home stretch, with back-to-back single-digit wins against North Melbourne and St Kilda. They’ve not lost consecutive games all year and have six wins from their last seven, but they’d want to put in a big show against a top opponent tonight.
Collingwood gave their finals chances an enormous boost after wiping Carlton away in the second half to move into sixth. They have a six-point gap over the chasing pack and would back themselves to reach the finals from here, although a loss could make things very interesting for the final fortnight.
Brisbane have a woeful recent record against the Magpies and will be gunning for their first win in this head-to-head since a 67-point triumph back in 2014. They’ve lost six in a row to Collingwood and nine of the previous ten – with their last win at The Gabba coming way back in 2010.
Opening bounce: 7:50pm (AEST)
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
TV: Fox Sports, Seven
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
B: Harris Andrews, Darcy Gardiner, Grant Birchall
HB: Daniel Rich, Brandon Starcevich, Noah Answerth
C: Mitch Robinson, Jarrod Berry, Zac Bailey
HF: Dayne Zorko, Daniel McStay, Cam Rayner
F: Hugh McCluggage, Eric Hipwood, Charlie Cameron
FOL: Oscar McInerney, Jarryd Lyons, Lachie Neale
I/C: Callum Ah Chee, Keidean Coleman, Ryan Lester, Tom Fullerton
B: Jack Crisp, Jordan Roughead, Jack Madgen
HB: Brayden Maynard, Darcy Moore, John Noble
C: Tyler Brown, Jamie Elliott, Josh Daicos
HF: Tom Phillips, Mason Cox, Will Hoskin-Elliott
F: Josh Thomas, Jaidyn Stephenson, Brody Mihocek
FOL: Brodie Grundy, Taylor Adams, Scott Pendlebury
I/C: Isaac Quaynor, Callum Brown, Levi Greenwood, Max Lynch