Draftee Katie Lynch will play her first official AFLW game when Collingwood hosts Melbourne at Victoria Park on Saturday.

The highly-rated forward was selected by the Pies with pick 11 at the 2018 AFLW draft and impressed in the practice match against the Bulldogs last month.

Eliza Hynes will also take to the field for the first time in 2019.

As the Pies will be without Kristy Stratton and Sophie Alexander, youngsters Georgia Gourlay and Mikala Cann will move into the forward line. 

Collingwood v Melbourne
AFLW Round 2
Saturday 9th February 
Victoria Park, 4:45pm

 Jordyn Allen, Ash Brazill, Iilish Ross
Half-backs: Stacey Livingstone, Sophie Casey, Emma Grant
Centre: Eliza Hynes
Half-forwards: Georgia Gourlay, Sarah D’Arcy, Katie Lynch                 
Forwards: Sarah Rowe, Mikala Cann, Cecilia McIntosh
Rucks: Sharni Layton, Stephanie Chiocci, Jaimee Lambert
Interchange: Ruby Schleicher, Lauren Butler, Sarah Dargan, Brittany Bonnici, Erica Fowler.

Emergencies: Holly Whitford, Maddie Shevlin

Ins: Katie Lynch, Eliza Hynes
Outs: Kristy Stratton, Sophie Alexander

Debutant: Katie Lynch

Live on 7Mate and Fox Footy from 4.30pm (AEDT).

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