Collingwood’s final AFL selections will dictate which side takes the field for Sunday’s must-win clash against Northern Blues at Marvel Stadium.
The Magpies will need to win its remaining three matches to keep their slim finals chances alive, starting by turning the tables on the Blues.
Northern won a nail-biter when the teams met in round three when it kicked two red-time goals to snatch victory, in eerily similar fashion to its win in round 12 2018.
Nathan Murphy is a confirmed inclusion for the Pies. Murphy had had a frustrating season, with a combination of back and ankle injuries sidelining the rangy defender since round one against Coburg, in which he came from the field in the first minute.
Sunday’s clash against the Blues will be broadcast live on Channel 7.
VFL Round 18
Collingwood v Northern Blues
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Marvel Stadium, 11.50am
B: Flynn Appleby, Mark Keane, Campbell Lane
HB: Tyson Goldsack, Jack Madgen, Matthew Scharenberg
C: Tyler Brown, Campbell Hustwaite, Ben Crocker
HF: Tim Broomhead, Sam Glover, Callan Wellings
F: Atu Bosenavulagi, Andrew Gallucci, Tom Wilson
R: Max Lynch, Rupert Wills, Alex Woodward
INT: Chris Mayne, Baxter Knight, Nathan Murphy, Lachlan Tardrew, Anton Tohill, Tom Cameron, Riley Smith, Adam Oxley, Matthew Smith, John Noble, Josh Daicos, Michael Marotta
23P: Daniel Stanford