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Team sheets in ahead of #AFLEaglesPies

John Noble is congratulated after receiving his first AFL jumper - Collingwood Magpies
John Noble is congratulated after receiving his first AFL jumper

West Coast and Collingwood will go in as selected for Friday night's blockbuster Grand Final rematch at Optus Stadium, with Eagles spearhead Josh Kennedy a confirmed starter.

Both sides have named 15 players each from last year's decider, and the Pies have handed a debut to mid-season rookie draftee John Noble.  

Kennedy returns after missing the 91-point rout against Fremantle due to illness, while young premiership backman Tom Cole has been recalled to replace Liam Duggan (ankle).  

Collingwood's three changes includes the return of run-with midfielder Levi Greenwood and Ben Crocker.

The third-placed Pies have dropped Matthew Scharenberg, Josh Thomas and Josh Daicos after their third loss in five games, which leaves them back in a scrap for a top-four spot.


West Coast has won eight of its past nine games and will be two wins clear in second spot with a fifth-straight triumph over Collingwood.

West Coast v Collingwood at Optus Stadium, 6.10pm AWST


West Coast: Jack Redden, Tom Hickey, Tom Cole, Jarrod Cameron
Collingwood: Jamie Elliott, Isaac Quaynor, Brayden Sier, Ben Crocker