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Collingwood have cemented themselves as a force to be reckoned with after thumping Essendon by 49 points to win the 24th annual Anzac Day clash at the MCG on Wednesday afternoon.

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As the match between the touring New Zealand rugby team and New South Wales at the Sydney Sports Ground was nearing its end on August 5, 1914, an attendant at the scoreboard posted the frightening message under the scoreline ‘War Declared’.

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The Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers are set to fight out one of the most anticipated Anzac Day matches in recent years as both sides come into the big game with momentum.

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Match result: The Essendon Bombers have defeated a gallant but inaccurate Collingwood Magpies outfit in the ANZAC Day Match that had all the obligatory solemnity, excitement and drama you’d expect.

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Arguably the biggest game on the AFL calendar bar only the grand final, the Bombers-Pies Anzac Day clash has history and tradition written all over it.

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The Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies will meet at the MCG for the 23rd edition of the annual Anzac Day clash this afternoon, both of them a little behind where they would like to be at the moment.

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On our national day of remembrance, when we proudly honour those who fought for our country, there have been some great sporting deeds. Here, we recall six of the best Anzac Day rugby league clashes.

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Collingwood have got their AFL season back on track by handing out a 69-point Anzac Day drubbing to Essendon.

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Match result: Well it was all but over by quarter time today, but the Pies stormed on to come home as comfortable 69 point winners.

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From the distance of 100 years since the start of World War One it is difficult for us today to fully appreciate why men, particularly rugby men, so willingly rushed to join the AIF and went ‘over the top’ when the officer’s whistle blew.

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Essendon coach John Worsfold has dismissed calls for the Anzac Day blockbuster to be shared among other AFL clubs as insulting and disrespectful.

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Last week commentator Dennis Commetti wrote in the West Australian that Essendon did not deserve to play in the now traditional Anzac Day match against Collingwood.

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One hundred years ago my Rugby playing grand-uncle Jim took his seat in a wooden boat. Having been brought up near the Parramatta River it is something he would have done countless times before.

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The Hospital ship HMTS Gascon was steaming through the Eastern Mediterranean as fast as it could go. On board were wounded and dying Commonwealth soldiers recently plucked off the beaches of Anzac Cove.

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A crowd of young men in the smoky bar of the Rugby Hotel on King Street Newtown clinked their glasses and roared with approval.

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This evening the Fremantle Dockers host the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Patersons Stadium for an Anzac Day clash. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 8:40pm (AEST).

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Today the Collingwood Magpies host the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in the annual Anzac Day clash. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2:40pm (AEST).

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The pilot didn’t tank as badly as expected, so Ryan O’Connell and Brett McKay are back this week to officially launch The Cheap Seats Podcast!

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If one had to pick the opening three games of a round that might encapsulate where league is headed, we’ve just been given them.

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Along with the traditional ANZAC Day matches in both the AFL and NRL, the Fremantle Dockers will pay tribute to ANZAC in the Len Hall Tribute Game to be held on Friday night.

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