The Pies have no shortage of players putting their hand up for selection in the reserves. Defenders Nathan Brown and Alex Fasolo, midfielder Taylor Adams, Patrick Karnezis and Kyle Martin all performed well in the VFL. For the Eagles, their only likely change will be to replace Mark LeCras who was suspended against the Giants. Josh Hill, Simon Tunbridge, Pat McGinnity and Brant Colledge are all a chance to do so.
The Eagles arrested a four game losing streak with a massive 111-point win over GWS before their bye. Whilst the Pies had their own four game winning streak abruptly come to an end with a loss to Adelaide last Thursday.
These two sides met in round 22 last season with the Magpies run out 62-point winners over the Eagles. Collingwood youngster Josh Thomas earned the three Brownlow votes with 35 disposals, seven inside 50’s and a goal. Dane Swan had 34 touches, seven marks and two goals. Ben Reid kicked four and Travis Cloke three. The Eagles kicked only five goals on this lamentable day.
B: Nick Maxwell, Jack Frost, Alan Toovey
HB: Heritier Lumumba, Nathan Brown, Tom Langdon
C: Clinton Young, Brent Macaffer, Steele Sidebottom
HF: Jarryd Blair, Jesse White, Luke Ball
F: Jamie Elliott, Travis Cloke, Dane Swan
Fol: Brodie Grundy, Dayne Beams, Scott Pendlebury
I/C: Alex Fasolo, Tyson Goldsack, Jarrod Witts, Marley Williams
Emg: Sam Dwyer, Lachlan Keeffe, Josh Thomas,
In: Nathan Brown, Alex Fasolo
Out: Sam Dwyer (omitted), Lachlan Keeffe (omitted)
B: E.Mackenzie, D.Glass, J.Bennell
HB: E.Yeo, M.Brown, X.Ellis
C: S.Hurn, M.Priddis, C.Masten
HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, S.Wellingham
F: J.Hill, JJ.Kennedy, N.Naitanui
Foll: D.Cox, S.Selwood, L.Shuey
INT: A.Gaff, M.Hutchings, M.Rosa, B.Sheppard
Emer: W.Schofield, S.Butler, P.McGinnity
Outs M.LeCras (suspended)