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AFL Live Scores: Collingwood Magpies vs North Melbourne Kangaroos
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Filled in: AFL News, Featured | 1/9/2013 at 3:10pm

The second game on Sunday for AFL Round 23 is between Collingwood Magpies and North Melbourne Kangaroos. The match is to be played at MCG with the opening bounce set to commence at 3:20pm local time with home team Collingwood Magpies currently holding favouritism in the market. View our AFL live scores, odds and results for the game between Collingwood Magpies and North Melbourne Kangaroos.

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, 3:20pm AEST, Sunday 1 September

Opening odds comparison:

Collingwood Magpies 1.53 1.52 1.52 1.52 1.53 1.54
North Melbourne Kangaroos
2.50 2.50 2.55 2.50 2.50 2.50

Preview:

Collingwood take on North Melbourne on Sunday, 3.20pm at the MCG. This is another significant game, with North Melbourne another team with an ever-so-slim chance
of making the finals. The Magpies are coming good at the right time of the season, however, currently in 6th position just behind Richmond on percentages. The
Kangaroos have a good record against tough opponents this year, however, so this game could be closer than many people are expecting.

Teams:

Collingwood Magpies:
Backs: Brown Maxwell Shaw
Half-backs: Williams Keeffe Goldsack
Centres: O’Brien J Thomas Macaffer
Half-forwards: Sidebottom Lynch Blair
Forwards: Dwyer Cloke Reid
Followers: Grundy Pendlebury Swan
Interchange: From: Russell Didak Beams Hudson Kennedy Martin Seedsman
In: Jordan Russell, Kyle Martin, Dayne Beams, Ben Hudson
Out: Luke Ball (calf)

North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: Hansen L Delaney Mullett
HB: Bastinac Firrito Atley
C: Wright Wells Gibson
HF: Macmillan Tarrant Harvey
F: Thomas Petrie Black
FOLL: Goldstein Cunnington Ziebell
I/C: From: McKenzie Jacobs Adams Greenwood Garner Sierakowski McMahon
IN: Leigh Adams, Taylor Garner, Scott McMahon
OUT: Nil

Pies’ Grundy latest AFL Rising Star

Collingwood’s Brodie Grundy is the round-22 AFL Rising Star nominee.

Grundy’s nomination on Tuesday came after another dominant performance in the ruck for the Magpies, most recently in Friday’s win over West Coast at the MCG, where he collected 11 disposals and 23 hit-outs.

The 19-year-old South Australian has consistently been among Collingwood’s best players since making his AFL debut in round 18 following a knee injury to teammate Darren Jolly.

After making the switch from basketball just three years ago, Grundy has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young ruckmen in the AFL, averaging more than 13 possessions and 20 hit-outs per game.

Collingwood senior coach Nathan Buckley said Grundy had quickly adapted to senior AFL football after overcoming a back injury earlier in the year.

“It has been a fairly steep learning curve for Brodie and he has come in and had an impact from day dot,” Buckley said.

“His competitiveness and his footy intelligence have really driven him to be able to perform the way he has over the last five weeks.”

Grundy was drafted with the Magpies’ first-round pick at the 2012 National Draft, going No.18 overall.

He is the second Collingwood player to receive a AFL Rising Star nomination this season, following Marley Williams in round 18.

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