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Collingwood Magpies vs GWS Giants: AFL preliminary final live scores, blog

22nd September, 2023
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Collingwood

58

Match Complete

GWS Giants

57

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Collingwood

58

Match Complete

GWS Giants

57

Fourth Quarter
19:38J. Hogan
J. Elliott10:13
M. Cox7:13
5:02D. Lloyd
Rushed1:50
J. Ginnivan0:28
29:51L. Keeffe
27:23Rushed
J. Crisp24:10
B. Mihocek23:04
22:02T. Bedford
20:51D. Lloyd
B. McCreery19:38
J. Elliott17:14
15:05C. M. Brown
D. McStay13:21
B. Hill10:57
3:54Rushed
1:58T. Greene
N. Daicos24:36
B. Mihocek22:20
21:09J. Riccardi
B. McCreery17:48
13:21I. Cumming
8:43T. Green
5:40T. Greene
4:05C. M. Brown
J. Elliott1:58
24:36B. Daniels
22:04J. Riccardi
D. McStay18:33
B. Mihocek12:24
9:35C. M. Brown
J. Crisp6:08
D. McStay1:56

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Nick Daicos returns as Collingwood take on GWS in a preliminary final blockbuster, with a grand final berth waiting for the victor. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:50pm (AEST).

After the most impressive of seasons, Collingwood welcomes back its most dangerous weapon in the form of Daicos for the battle against a Giants team that has simply stormed home, winning 11 of its last 13 matches.

After a solid start where some narrow losses had new coach Adam Kingsley at his wits end, GWS steadied and excelled, eventually knocking Port Adelaide out of the running last weekend. They now enter a prelim that looked highly unlikely earlier in the year.

Collingwood are a different kettle of fish, with all eyes them throughout the season and the expectation of an appearance on the final day of the season more than realistic.

Things did get a little wobbly for the Pies across the final month of the season with Daicos absent and a few concerns creeping into their group. However, Collingwood do look to have settled, and the dramatic win against Melbourne in the qualifying final reminded everyone of their class.

Led by Scott Pendlebury, Darcy Moore, Jordan De Goey and the two Daicos boys, the Pies have weapons right across the field. Sadly, once again Taylor Adams is out injured, and Jack Ginnivan is likely to play the role of the sub.

The Giants are taking the same team that stunned the Power in Adelaide last week into a contest they believe they can win. Toby Greene is in scintillating form, and Sam Taylor, Harry Himmelberg, Josh Kelly and Tom Green will also play key roles in what looms as a feisty encounter in the early exchanges.

Prediction

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No one really ever deserves anything in sport, yet Collingwood have clearly been the benchmark team in 2023. Should the Pies produce the discipline and control that Craig McRae has instilled in them, they should have the measure of the Giants.

However, the big, big sound is real and there could be a stunning upset on the cards if a few things fall the way of the visitors and their form continues.

GWS by two points.

Game Information

Venue: MCG
First bounce: 7:50pm (AEST)
TV: Channel 7, Fox Footy
Streaming: Kayo Sports
Betting: Magpies $1.55, Giants $2.45 – odds via PlayUp

Teams

Collingwood

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B: N. Murphy, D. Moore (c), I. Quaynor

HB: B. Maynard, S. Pendlebury, J. Howe

C: S. Sidebottom, J. De Goey, J. Daicos

HF: B. Hill, B. Mihocek, P. Lipinski

F: J. Elliott, D. McStay, W. Hoskin-Elliott

R: M. Cox, B. McCreery, J. Crisp

I/C: T. Mitchell, D. Cameron, N. Daicos, O. Markov

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EMG: J. Noble, B. Frampton, F. Macrae, J. Ginnivan

IN: N Daicos.

OUT: Adams.

GWS

B: J. Buckley, S. Taylor, C. Idun

HB: L. Whitfield, H. Himmelberg, L. Ash

C: F. Callaghan, T. Green, J. Kelly

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HF: T. Bedford, J. Riccardi, B. Daniels

F: D. Lloyd, J. Hogan, T. Greene (c)

R: K. Briggs, C. Ward, S. Coniglio

I/C: I. Cumming, L. Keeffe, H. Perryman, C. Brown

EMG: R. Angwin, B. Preuss, N. Haynes, X. O’Halloran

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