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Gold Coast Suns
Gold Coast Suns
|C. L. Brown||23:48|
|15.10 (100)||Third Quarter [+]||11.3 (69)|
|J. D. Goey||7:42|
|11.5 (71)||Second Quarter [+]||8.2 (50)|
|J. D. Goey||20:50|
|7.3 (45)||First Quarter [+]||4.1 (25)|
|J. D. Goey||6:13|
Hit by injury and a bout of gastro Collingwood are vulnerably placed heading into a crunch clash with the Gold Coast Suns on Sunday afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores and rolling coverage from 1:10pm (AEST).
The Magpies’ ANZAC Day win over Essendon came at a heavy cost, with ruckman Brodie Grundy suffering a knee injury and forward Nathan Kreuger re-injuring his shoulder.
Both will be missing for at least the next three months, and with star Jordan De Goey and wingman Will Hoskin-Elliott both less than certain starters after coming down with gastro, the Pies could be stretched thin for key personnel.
The Suns were outclassed by Brisbane last week, but have made some encouraging signs in 2022. However, a 2-4 record is still not ideal for a team still yet to make finals in their history, and Stuart Dew’s job will come under pressure by season’s end if that drought continues.
While defender Wil Powell is a less than ideal out with a hamstring injury, this is a fantastic opportunity for the Suns. A wounded Magpies without a full-time ruckman to go up against veteran (and former Magpie) Jarrod Witts, and with some players potentially under the weather, present as ideal opponents if the Suns can grasp the chance.
If they can, it will be the second consecutive year they have bested the Pies at the mighty MCG, having won by 24 points exactly 12 months ago to the day.
B: I. Quaynor, D. Moore, J. Crisp
HB: J. Daicos, J. Howe, B. Maynard
C: J. Noble, T. Adams, S. Sidebottom
HF: W. Hoskin-Elliott, J. Ginnivan, B. Mihocek
F: T. Brown, J. De Goey, R. McInnes
FOLL: D. Cameron, P. Lipinski, S. Pendlebury (c)
I/C: B. McCreery, N. Daicos, A. Begg, J. Madgen
EMG: T. Bianco, O. Henry, C. Brown, M. Cox
IN: Begg, T Brown
OUT: Grundy, Kreuger
B: C. Budarick, S. Collins, S. Lemmens
HB: L. Weller, C. Ballard, J. Farrar
C: D. Swallow, T. Miller (c), B. Ellis
HF: I. Rankine, L. Casboult, B. Ainsworth
F: J. Lukosius, M. Chol, N. Holman
FOLL: J. Witts (c), M. Rowell, N. Anderson
I/C: A. Davies, B. Fiorini, D. Macpherson, M. Rosas
EMG: R. Atkins, O. Markov, J. Sharp, C. Burgess
IN: Macpherson, Lukosius, Farrar, Rosas
OUT: Burgess, Corbett, Markov, Powell