Early Mail: Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs

COLLINGWOOD V WESTERN BULLDOGS

MCG FRIDAY 7:50 PM (AEDT)

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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


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TEAM NEWS

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.

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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.

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Ex-Gold Coast Sun Henry Schade is expected who was recently elevated will debut for his new club in the backline.


INJURY LIST

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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