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Magpies confirm shock GF call-up after ex-Lion’s heartbreak as veteran ruled out: Team Tips


Collingwood and Brisbane both face crunch selection calls ahead of the AFL Grand Final.

And after a heartbreaking prelim blow, the Magpies have confirmed their forward line decision.

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Friday September 30, 2:30pm at the MCG


B: Murphy, Moore, Quaynor

HB: Maynard, Pendlebury, Howe

C: Sidebottom, De Goey, J.Daicos

HF: Hill, Mihocek, Lipinski

F: Elliott, McStay, Hoskin-Elliott

FOL: Cox, McCreery, Crisp

I/C: Mitchell, Cameron, N.Daicos, Markov

EMG: Noble, Macrae, Frampton, Ginnivan

IN: N.Daicos

OUT: Adams (Injured), Ginnivan (Sub)

Team Tips: Star Magpie Taylor Adams has lost his race against time to be fit for the Grand Final. The 30-year-old was once again put through his paces on Tuesday morning at the AIA Centre, pushing to overcome a hamstring strain that saw him miss the Preliminary Final win over the GWS Giants. Adams was the first Magpie on the track but didn’t join his teammates in a light skills session. He remained on the track for about 20 minutes. He ran several 75 and 100 metre run-throughs at close to top speed, picked up some low ground balls and took part in some kicking drills before walking off, cutting a stone-faced figure as he left the track. He did not return to take part in the match simulation drills, and the club later confirmed he had suffered hamstring awareness forcing them to rule him out. Up forward, swingman Billy Frampton will be named to replace heartbreak story Dan McStay, following the latter’s preliminary final knee injury. It will be Frampton’s 40th AFL game, after 15 this season at the Magpies, plus 21 for Adelaide and three for Port Adelaide. The move leaves Jack Ginnivan on the outside looking in.

Taylor Adams’ hamstring awareness at Tuesday’s training session has ruled him out.Source: FOX SPORTS


B: Starcevich, Andrews, Gardiner

HB: McKenna, Lester, Coleman

C: McCluggage, Dunkley, Zorko

HF: Cameron, Hipwood, Bailey

F: Rayner, Daniher, Ah Chee

FOL: McInerney, Neale, Berry

I/C: Robertson, McCarthy, Fletcher, Wilmot

EMG: Lyons, Tunstill, Fort, Joyce

IN: Gardiner

OUT: Payne (Injured), Lyons (Sub)

Team Tips: Jack Payne is the one to watch this week as he tries to overcome an ankle injury. He completed open training on Tuesday and underwent extra exercises to test his ankle. He will train on Thursday before a final call on his availability is made. Jon Ralph reported during Fox Footy’s On The Couch that Payne has been dealing with an ankle injury for 10 weeks, which was followed by his more recent injury to his opposite ankle. He added it would be a “major surprise” if Payne played on Saturday. Darcy Gardiner hadn’t played a senior game since round 13 but was brilliant, helping quell the influence of Charlie Curnow. It could make the call slightly easier if there’s any doubt over Payne’s fitness. It should also be noted Chris Fagan has been adamant he sees no benefit on taking risks with players in finals. There aren’t many other selection concerns for the Lions. Lachie Neale landed heavily on his right shoulder during the preliminary final win but played out the match and has been cleared to play on Saturday. Unfortunately for the likes of Jack Gunston and Daniel Rich, the side is simply playing too well for them to break back into the side. Jarryd Lyons could again be called on as the sub.



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