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Collingwood comes from 43 points down to beat Hawthorn

TODAY’S LINE-UP after GWS v Richmond: Matthew Lloyd, Daniel Harford, Michael Christian, Bruce Eva, and Tiff Cherry.

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THE WASH-UP

Gun Magpie Taylor Adams spoke to 3AW on Sunday afternoon.

He said the team felt they could win at half time despite running in 34 points down.

“I felt the tide turn in the second quarter,” Adams said.

“We started to move the ball more freely; I thought ‘we’re a chance to pinch this one’.”

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Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury spoke to 3AW in the rooms.

He said the team made a decision to take more risks.

“The way AFL is these days, the sides that play safe really struggle,” Pendlebury said.

“We played safe early and struggled.”

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FULL TIME

Collingwood has come from the clouds to beat Hawthorn – its first win over the Hawks under Nathan Buckley.

The Hawks led by 43 points in the second term, but the Pies booted nine goals to one after half time to complete the remarkable turnaround.

3AW analyst Daniel Harford said the Pies’ pressure in the second half was decisive.

“They just smothered them,” Harf said.

“Hawthorn’s decision-making in the end was really disappointing – but it was on the back of the pressure applied by the Magpies.”

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HALF TIME

Hawthorn has made a blistering start to the match and leads by 34 points.

The Hawks booted six unanswered goals in the first quarter to pile the pressure on the underperforming Pies.

Late inclusion James Sicily has booted three goals, while Tom Mitchell has racked up 26 disposals.

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Hawthorn has made two big changes.

Key forward Tim O’Brien (hip) and key back Kaiden Brand (illness) are out, with James Sicily and Kurt Heatherley coming in.

The Magpies go in unchanged.

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Things haven’t gone to plan for the Pies or the Hawks in 2017.

Put simply, neither side can afford another loss.

With it all on the line, this is sure to be one seriously hot contest at the MCG.

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