COLLINGWOOD V WESTERN BULLDOGS
MCG FRIDAY 7:50 PM (AEDT)
PAST 3 GAMES
R21, 2016, Western Bulldogs 14.11 (95) d Collingwood 14.8 (92) at Etihad Stadium
R10, 2016, Western Bulldogs 11.8 (74) d Collingwood 7.11 (53) at the MCG
R17, 2015, Western Bulldogs 15.14 (104) d Collingwood 13.8 (86) at Etihad Stadium
LAST TIME THEY MET
The Magpies are facing a injury crisis that has depleted their midfield somewhat. Jordan De Goey’s broken hand due to a fight at a night out will incur a club imposed suspension after lying to the club about the incident.
New Recruit Daniel Wells has been ruled out with a ongoing calf strain and is not expected to play for the Magpies until at least round 3.
Chris Mayne is expected to miss round 1 selection which raises more questions about Collingwood’s off season recruiting.
Promising youngsters Tom Phillips is expected to get his chances after impressing over the JLT series.
Ex-Gold Coast Sun Henry Schade is expected who was recently elevated will debut for his new club in the backline.
Jordan De Goey – Broken hand 2-3 weeks
Jamie Elliott – Ankle 1-2 weeks
Levi Greenwood – Hip 4-5weeks
Ben Sinclair – Hamstring 8-12 weeks
Daniel Wells – Calf 3-5 weeks
PREDICTED TEAM FOR ROUND 1
B: Lynden Dunn, Ben Reid, Brayden Maynard
HB: Travis Varcoe, Henry Schade, Jeremy Howe
C: Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, James Aish
HF: Tom Phillips, Lachie Keeffe, Jarryd Blair
F: Jesse White, Darcy Moore, Alex Fasolo
FOLL: Brodie Grundy, Adam Treloar, Taylor Adams
I/C: Jack Crisp, Tom Langdon, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Tyson Goldsack,
EMG: Mason Cox, Adam Oxley, Chris Mayne