Saturday’s (18/07/2015) third AFL 2015 Round 16 match is between Collingwood Magpies and West Coast Eagles. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:35 local time with the game to be played at Etihad Stadium. The away team West Coast Eagles are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Collingwood Magpies and West Coast Eagles.
When: 16:35 | Saturday 18/07/2015
Where: Etihad Stadium
Tip: West Coast Eagles at $1.55
Value Tip: First Goalscorer: Cloke, Travis at $10.00
B Tom Langdon, Nathan J. Brown, Marley Williams
HB Alan Toovey, Jack Frost, Travis Varcoe
C Adam Oxley, Dane Swan, Steele Sidebottom
HF Ben Kennedy, Jesse White, Alex Fasolo
F Jarryd Blair, Travis Cloke, Brodie Grundy
FOL Jarrod Witts, Levi Greenwood, Scott Pendlebury
I/C Jack Crisp, Jordan De Goey, Brayden Maynard, Paul Seedsman
EMG Sam Dwyer, Matthew Scharenberg, Darcy Moore
IN Marley Williams, Ben Kennedy, Levi Greenwood, Paul Seedsman
OUT Darcy Moore (Omitted), Jamie Elliott (Back), Taylor Adams (Suspension), Tim Broomhead (Shoulder).
B Shannon Hurn, Will Schofield, Brad Sheppard
HB Xavier Ellis, Jeremy McGovern, Sharrod Wellingham
C Elliot Yeo, Matt Priddis, Matt Rosa
HF Josh Hill, Jack Darling, Chris Masten
F Mark LeCras, Josh J. Kennedy, Callum Sinclair
FOL Nic Naitanui, Luke Shuey, Andrew Gaff
I/C Jamie Cripps, Mark Hutchings, Scott Selwood, Dom Sheed
EMG Brant Colledge, Liam Duggan, Fraser McInnes
IN No Change.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley insists he’s telling the truth: he didn’t see Taylor Adams knee a Port Adelaide opponent.
But television cameras, thousands of spectators, and some Port players did – and so will the AFL’s match review panel.
Adams faces suspension for dropping a right knee into the head of Port’s Justin Westhoff during Collingwood’s three-point loss in Adelaide on Thursday night.
“I didn’t see it, and I can tell you that hand on heart,” Buckley said.
Adams became a villain to the Adelaide crowd because of the third-quarter incident.
But the controversy didn’t affect his output – he finished with a game-high 37 disposals in a rain-soaked encounter.
“In 74 per cent game, to have 37 touches, seven clearances, six tackles – it’s a midfielder’s night, it’s a grinding night when conditions get like that,” Buckley said.
“And Tay just grinds away and that is exactly what he did.”
Buckley blamed the defeat for Collingwood’s sluggish start – they didn’t score for 19 minutes while Port kicked five first-term goals.
“It was really poor coming out of the sheds when conditions were half decent,” he said.
“We got smashed around the ball, clearances, leaked goals, didn’t defend particularly well. To give up eight shots of 21 and five goals of nine in the first quarter is bad footy.”
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