Brayden Maynard's 150th AFL game arrives as we face a modern rival and after the defender produced one of his best performances of the season in round 13.

The 25-year-old was Copeland runner-up last season and is enjoying another stellar year, after signing a contract extension which will see him represent the club until at least the end of 2025.

Bruz reflected on his career and his hopes for the future ahead of his milestone match.

What does it mean to you to play 150 games for Collingwood?

Leading up to the draft when I was 16 or 17, I didn't have that belief in me that I would be drafted. I had a lot of feedback from recruiters during the process and one recruiter told me I would certainly be picked up. He gave me that belief but I didn't really have confidence in myself - the thought of being drafted and playing AFL seemed out of reach. 150 games later, I can't believe how quick it has gone and I'm very proud. I've done a lot of hard work and I've learnt a lot. I was a bit of a ratbag off the field when I was younger and was hanging out with the wrong people, football probably wasn't my priority. I've matured and learnt a lot along the way and I'm honoured to play 150 games for Collingwood.

What does this milestone mean to your family?

Dad played footy in the SANFL, both my grandpas played footy, my uncles and cousins played - football has been in our family for a very long time. Seeing me reach 150 games means a lot to my family and extended family and all my diehard Collingwood mates. They are really proud of what I've been able to achieve thus far. Every time I play, I play for my family. I have my grandpas' signatures tattooed on each of my wrists and before the ball is bounced I kiss my wrists and point up to the sky, because they've both passed now. I play footy for my family and in particular those two.

What does success look like for the rest of your career?

I want team success. The whole team wants that - we want to win premierships. I feel like we have the right people at the club and Wrighty has done elite work to get the right people in. We have a group of staff around the playing group to drive us forward to play in Grand Finals and potentially win them. Winning flags is the bigger picture but I feel like we're already succeeding every day, we're getting better every day and we are acting like winners every day. Success is also knowing at the end of the week that you've done everything you can to prepare for the game.

Tell us about your proudest moment in your AFL career so far.

Obviously making it to a Grand Final was huge. Losing it was devastating, but I was so proud to play in it. The game style we were playing under Bucks, we knew we would get it done every week. My debut game was the day Phil Walsh passed and they were going to call the whole round off, I remember that vividly. That was pretty full on for a first game. The standout moments are playing in the Grand Final, my first game, being drafted... I'm just proud to be able to do what I love and play week, in week out.

What do you think this team can achieve?

I have a lot of belief in this group, we are young but we are seriously coming - we are playing such a good game style. Acting like winners has been Fly's mantra since he arrived and he's stamped that into us. Our standards are high and we are training well and I really believe we are going to be playing in Grand Finals and hopefully winning flags. I love what we're building.