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One of the most storied rivalries is reignited as the Collingwood Magpies tackle the Essendon Bombers at the MCG. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:50pm (AEST).
After two wins and a draw to start the season, the Magpies suffered their first loss last week after going down to the Giants by two points and, more crucially, lost Jeremy Howe to a knee injury. They’ll also be without star midfielder Steele Sidebottom, who is serving a four-week suspension for a COVID protocol breach.
The Bombers also suffered their first loss of the season last week, after Jacob Townsend’s late set shot fell just short and saw them lose to Carlton by a single point. All three of Essendon’s matches so far this season have been decided by a goal or less.
Collingwood enjoy a strong recent record over Essendon, having won the last four matches and six of the last ten. The last three encounters have been close, however, with the Pies only coming out ahead by 11, four and 16 points.
Opening bounce: 7:50pm (AEST)
TV: Fox Sports, Seven
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
B: Crisp, Roughead, Scharenberg
HB: Maynard, Moore, Varcoe
C: Daicos, Pendlebury, Hoskin-Elliott
HF: Stephenson, Mihocek, Phillips
F: De Goey, Cox, Elliott
Foll: Grundy, Adams, Treloar
Bench: Mayne, Wills, T.Brown, C.Brown
Emergencies: Madgen, Thomas, Cameron, Noble
B: Gleeson, Hooker, Saad
HB: Zaharakis, Hurley, Ridley
C: Ham, McGrath, Langford
HF: Fantasia, McKernan, McDonald-Tipungwuti
F: Snelling, Stringer, Townsend
Foll: Phillips, Parish, Shiel
Bench: Smith, Hibberd, Redman, Laverde
Emergencies: Cahill, Guelfi, Clarke, Zerk-Thatcher