Craig McRae has named Collingwood’s side for Saturday’s Round Six clash against Port Adelaide, which includes veteran Scott Pendlebury.

There are no changes to the side that defeated Hawthorn during Gather Round, with Pendlebury overcoming the rib injury he suffered in the same clash.

The three emergencies for the clash are Finlay Macrae, Harvey Harrison and Oleg Markov.

The substitute will be selected from the five-person interchange and will be named 60 minutes from the first bounce.

The clash marks Steele Sidebottom’s 314th game for Collingwood and he will hold the Club record for the second most games for the Club.

Off the back of a ten-goal outing for the Murray Bushrangers in the 2008 TAC Cup Grand Final, Sidebottom was drafted at Pick 11 of the 2008 National Draft. He made his AFL debut in Round 7 of the 2009 season against St Kilda. A year later he went onto play in the Magpies 2010 Premiership, and 13 years after that, the 2023 victory.

Across his career, he has had 7,362 disposals at an average of 23.5 a game. The 33-year-old midfielder has kicked 190 goals, laid 1,166 tackles and had 2374 contested possessions.

Pendlebury has been cleared to play after completing training this week. Senior Coach Craig McRae highlighted the 36-year-old’s ability to recover in Thursday’s press conference.

“He’s a marvel with his ability to recover and get ready to play,” said McRae.


McRae also highlighted the performance of Defender Billy Frampton so far in 2024, who will come up against his former side on Saturday.

“Billy’s playing the best footy I’ve seen him play. Three games in a row he’s played on good opposition and held his own, it’s important to us,” said McRae.

The 200cm utility is second in the competition for spoils per game in 2024 with 9.2.

The clash will be the Magpie’s first at the MCG in 30 days, following trips to Brisbane and Adelaide and the Round Five BYE.

Saturday’s clash will mark an opportunity for the Magpie Army and the wider Football community to learn more about and raise funds for the Collingwood Community Foundation. The Foundation exists to build programs and partnerships that bring people together and create a sense of belonging and connection.


The Foundation’s work aims to promote inclusion, diversity, equality, anti-racism, cultural safety and respect, empowering all people, regardless of background or circumstance to realise their potential and ensure they have greater opportunities and feel seen, heard and respected. Fans are encouraged to donate to the Foundation here.

The game will be broadcast on Fox Footy and and tickets are on-sale here, with the first bounce at 1:45pm (AEST).

Saturday April 20
Collingwood V Port Adelaide
MCG, Wurundjeri
1:45pm (AEST)


B Brayden Maynard  Jeremy Howe Billy Frampton
HB John Noble Jack Crisp Darcy Moore 
C Steele Sidebottom Scott Pendlebury Josh Daicos
HF Nick Daicos Patrick Lipinski Brody Mihocek 
F Beau McCreery Jamie Elliott Mason Cox
R Darcy Cameron Lachie Schultz Jordan De Goey
INT Isaac Quaynor Tom Mitchell Bobby Hill
  Reef McInnes Will Hoskin-Elliott  
EMG Finlay Macrae Harvey Harrison Oleg Markov