Jack Crisp is confident the Pies have a good grasp on what to expect from Geelong after a solid training session at the Holden Centre on Wednesday.

When Nathan Buckley’s men completed their match simulation, one of the teams was instructed to play in a way that mirrored the Cats, which gave the Collingwood players a chance to prepare for Friday night’s opponent.

“Now the Geelong have played their two JLT games, we got to have a bit of a look at their structures and stuff so we put that into practice,” Crisp told Track Talk.

“It was good to get a bit of a feel so we’re ready for round one.”

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With the big clash with the Cats just two days away, the Collingwood boys were upbeat on the track.

“Everyone’s been pretty excited right from the start. Obviously round one, so everyone came out with a lot of excitement, lot of energy, and it showed in the whole session.

“There was a lot of intensity and I think everyone got a lot out of it.”

Crisp expects to play a similar role to last season.

“I’ll still play as a high back,” he said. 

“I guess it depends what the other team’s doing with its forward line, my role might change, but I’m really looking forward to the big year ahead.”