AFL 2014 Live Collingwood Magpies vs Hawthorn Hawks match will be kick off at MCG Stadium, Melbourne,Friday 29 August 2014 online, Time 19:50 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Pies have been beset by injury with at least half of their best 22 struck down by injury with Cloke, Reid, Beams, Swan, Macaffer, Adams, Brown, Toovey and Young all out. Jamie Elliot and Scott Pendlebury will have to pass fitness tests in order to play. The Hawks will be without Matt Suckling and potentially Jack Gunston. Taylor Duryea seems a likely inclusion whilst big boy Ben McEvoy is also a chance.
The Hawks have won five of their past six games including wins over fellow top four sides – Geelong and Sydney. They have an 11-0 record (8-3 against the line) vs bottom-ten sides this year and rank 1st in disposals and points per game. The Pies have won just two of their last seven games but were impressive in their fighting win over the Giants last weekend. They have a 4-6 record both head-to-head and against the line vs top-eight teams this season.
These two met in a round 14 blockbuster in front of nearly 75,000 at the MCG with the Hawks prevailing by 29-points. Small forward Luke Breust kicked four goals whilst Jarryd Roughead kicked three. Jordan Lewis did as he has all year and led the Hawks with 27 touches and seven tackles. For the Pies, Travis Cloke kicked five majors whilst Scott Pendlebury had 35 disposals.
Hawthorn and Collingwood have played 158 times with the Pies leading 96-62. Hawthorn has won the last six matches between the two sides by an average of 34-points. In fact, the Hawks have won 11 of the last 13 matches against the Pies. Since 2010, Hawthorn is 7-3 (8-2 against the line) vs Collingwood. The last six Hawks-Magpies game have totalled over 200 points. The Hawks are 12-2 (6-7 against the line) on Friday night’s over the past two seasons. Collingwood is 28-16 at the MCG under Nathan Buckley but only 17-27 against the line in those games.
B Jackson Ramsay, Jack Frost, Ben Sinclair
HB Marley Williams, Lachlan Keeffe, Tony Armstrong
C Heritier Lumumba, Scott Pendlebury, Sam Dwyer
HF Steele Sidebottom, Corey Gault, Jarryd Blair
F Tyson Goldsack, Jesse White, Brodie Grundy
Fol Jarrod Witts, Josh Thomas, Tim Broomhead
I/C Alex Fasolo, Luke Ball, Paul Seedsman, Tom Langdon
Emg Ben Kennedy, Quinten Lynch, Patrick Karnezis
In Heritier Lumumba, Corey Gault, Paul Seedsman
Out Brent Macaffer (knee), Clinton Young (hamstring), Dane Swan (hamstring)
B Josh Gibson, Brian Lake, Taylor Duryea
HB Sam Mitchell, Angus Litherland, Grant Birchall
C Bradley Hill, Will Langford, Liam Shiels
HF Luke Breust, Jonathon Ceglar, Isaac Smith
F Paul Puopolo, Jarryd Roughead, Jack Gunston
Fol David Hale, Jordan Lewis, Shaun Burgoyne
I/C Ryan Schoenmakers, Jonathan Simpkin, Matt Spangher, Brad Sewell
Emg Billy Hartung, Ben McEvoy, Kyle Cheney
In Taylor Duryea, Angus Litherland, Ryan Schoenmakers
Out Ben Stratton (calf cork), Luke Hodge (knee soreness), Matthew Suckling (knee).