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Jack Watts stars late as Melbourne beat Collingwood in a thriller

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Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney spoke to 3AW in the rooms.

He said it was good to get a win on the big stage.

“We made it hard for ourselves in the first half, thankfully we worked it out in the second,” he said.

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Melbourne has won a Queens Birthday thriller by four points.

Jack Watts kicked the sealing goal with 79 seconds remaining.

Watts then saved a goal moments later, getting his fingertips to a Magpie shot on the goal-line.

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Collingwood leads by 23 points after a seven-goal second term.

Jeremy Howe has all but sealed 2017’s Mark of the Year with a towering grab just before half-time.

Jimmy Bartel said the Demons’ defenders were being proactive – but it was hurting them the other way.

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Collingwood great Gavin Brown spoke to 3AW ahead of his son Callum’s debut – and why Callum won’t be wearing his famous No.26 jumper.

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Neale Daniher’s daughter Bec joined the 3AW commentary box to speak about the occasion.

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The footy world unites on Queens Birthday to Freeze MND.

Motor Neurone Disease claims the life of almost 800 Australians every year, and the traditional Melbourne v Collingwood clash has become a vital fundraiser in the battle against it.

But there are also four points on offer, and once the ball is bounced, the battle will be on for young and old.

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