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Port powers past Pies in Paddy’s 200th

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TODAY’S LINE-UP: Leigh Matthews, Matthew Lloyd, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Mick Warner, and Doc Larkins.

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Matthew Lloyd gave the votes today, saying it was one of the toughest matches he’s had to hand out votes for all year:

5. Robbie Gray (Port)
4. Matt White (Port)
3. Ollie Wines (Port)
2. Sam Gray (Port)
1. Tom Clurey (Port)

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Paddy Ryder spoke to 3AW in the rooms after his milestone match.

The 200-gamer said he has a lot of respect for his opponent today, Brodie Grundy.

“He’s one of the best ruckmen going around,” Ryder said.

“It was a good battle.”

He also said Robbie Gray is “right up there” with the best players he’s played alongside.

Click play for the interview

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FULL TIME 

Port has completed a convincing 31-point win.

Coincidentally, Robbie Gray booted 5.1 in a dominant display up forward.

Matthew Lloyd said Collingwood’s ball movement was poor.

“They had no direction,” Lloydy said.

“You’d hate to be a forward on a day like today.”

Lloyd said it was telling that Sidebottom, Treloar, Pendlebury, and Adams had 130 disposals but not one of them hit the scoreboard.

Click play for the full-time wrap with Lloydy and Lethal

Click play for match highlights

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HALF TIME 

Port Adelaide leads by 17 points.

The Power have been the better side by far and could definitely be leading by more.

Matthew Lloyd said Collingwood hasn’t had enough contributors.

“Pendlebury, Sidebottom, Treloar… it’s the same blokes who do it week after week,” Lloydy said.

“Darcy Moore doesn’t get to enough contests.”

Click play for the half-time wrap

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Injured Magpie Daniel Wells joined the 3AW commentary box before the game.

He spoke about how difficult it can be to be injured while trying to fit into a new squad.

Click play for the interview 

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Port coach Ken Hinkley spoke to 3AW before the game.

He said 200-gamer Patrick Ryder has benefitted from the ban on the third man up rule.

“We need to protect ruckmen and let them have a fair crack at it,” Hinkley said.

“Otherwise we take them out of the game.”

Hinkley said having Ryder come back from suspension in 2017 was a key reason why he advocated for the rule change.

Click play for the full interview

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The Pies and Power clash at the G in a must-win game for both sides.

Port sits nine places above Collingwood on the ladder but, in this crazy season, anything is possible.

Power ruckman Patrick Ryder plays his 200th game.

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