Collingwood celebrate victory over the old enemy at the MCG
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Collingwood has earned a hard-fought win over their old enemy.
Led by young guns Patrick Cripps and Charlie Curnow, the Blues put in a spirited performance, but the Magpies had the strength and class to pull away when it mattered.
The Magpies are now in the Top 4 with nine wins.
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The Pies lead a spicy encounter by 11 points.
There was more than a little heat in the game, culminating in something of a minor melee on the half time siren.
Jaidyn Stephenson is the game’s only multiple goal-kicker, with two.
Matthew Richardson said Kade Simpson – who has not been to the interchange bench yet – has been good for the Blues.
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VERY LATE CHANGE
Levi Casboult broke a finger during the warm-up.
He’s been replaced in the 22 by Cam O’Shea.
Is there anything better than seeing traditional rivals battle it out at the MCG?
One of the game’s fiercest rivalries comes to life again on Sunday as the Magpies and Blues square off.
One thing’s for sure: there will be fallout.
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