Saturday (23/05/2015) third AFL 2015 Round 8 match is between Gold Coast Suns and Collingwood Magpies. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:35 local time with the game to be played at Metricon Stadium. The away team Collingwood Magpies are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Gold Coast Suns and Collingwood Magpies.
When: 16:35 | Saturday 23/05/2015
Where: Metricon Stadium
Tip: Collingwood Magpies at $1.33
Value Tip: First Goalscorer: Cloke, Travis at $7.50
B Adam Saad, Henry Schade, Kade Kolodjashnij
HB Jarrod Harbrow, Jack Leslie, Jesse Lonergan
C Andrew Raines, Dion Prestia, Alex Sexton
HF Aaron Hall, Tom J. Lynch, Harley Bennell
F Danny Stanley, Charlie Dixon, Touk Miller
FOLL Tom Nicholls, Michael Rischitelli, Mitch Hallahan
I/C Luke Russell, Trent McKenzie, Brandon Matera, Sean Lemmens
EMG Andrew Boston, Keegan Brooksby, Greg Broughton
IN Adam Saad, Tom J. Lynch, Luke Russell
OUT Matt Shaw (omitted), Zac Smith (omitted), Greg Broughton.
B Tom Langdon, Nathan J. Brown, Marley Williams
HB Adam Oxley, Jack Frost, Tyson Goldsack
C Travis Varcoe, Dane Swan, Paul Seedsman
HF Jamie Elliott, Jesse White, Steele Sidebottom
F Alex Fasolo, Travis Cloke, Jarryd Blair
FOLL Brodie Grundy, Taylor Adams, Scott Pendlebury
I/C Jarrod Witts, Jack Crisp, Tim Broomhead, Jordan De Goey
EMG Sam Dwyer, Jonathon Marsh, Brayden Maynard
IN Steele Sidebottom, Alex Fasolo
OUT Alan Toovey (knee), Patrick Karnezis.
Collingwood star Dane Swan will have until Thursday to prove his fitness for Friday night’s AFL blockbuster against Carlton.
The onballer sprained an ankle in the Anzac Day win over Essendon, forcing him to don a moon-boot this week.
But Swan was able to run for a few minutes at training on Wednesday, raising coach Nathan Buckley’s hopes.
“We plan to have a look at him tomorrow,” Buckley said.
“He did enough on the progressions of getting himself up to play (on) a six-day break.
“He ticked the boxes that he needed to today, but we were always planning to give him another 24 hours.
“We won’t be waiting until Friday – we’ll make the call on him one way or the other tomorrow.”
It will be a big night, with Carlton’s Mick Malthouse to break the AFL record for the most games as a coach.
Malthouse also coached Buckley and Swan at Collingwood, guiding the Magpies to the drought-breaking 2010 premiership.
But Malthouse left Collingwood in strained circumstances at the end of 2011 as Buckley took over as senior coach.
Buckley said he had sent Malthouse a note of congratulations for overhauling Jock McHale’s long-standing record of 714 games as an AFL coach.
“I sent Mick a note a couple of days ago, just saying thank you, basically,” Buckley said.
“Behind all the headlines and the public perspectives, or the media perspectives, he’s contributed so much to so many young men.
“I’ve been one of those young men.
“I’m happy to say thank you in that regard, because I’m hoping not to give him a present this weekend.”
Carlton had their first win of the season last Saturday and Buckley said their contested ball work had been first-rate in the last couple of games.
One of the biggest issues for Carlton until the second half of the Saints win was their forward setup.
“What the makeup of that is, we’ll find out tomorrow night (in selection),” Buckley said.
“They have a few players who may come back and that will change the makeup of their attack.
“Clearly they have a really strong midfield and they can spill into the forward mix and be pretty damaging as well.”
All odds are subject to change. Odds listed are correct at the time of the latest update.