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Collingwood Magpies

More pain for Pies as Lions win AFLW thriller

Magpie Sarah D'Arcy is pressured by the ferocious Lions.

Former Australian representative sprinter Kate McCarthy kicked arguably the goal of the AFL Women's competition so far, with Brisbane maintaining their unbeaten record in a nailbiting four-point win over Collingwood.

Brain monitoring 'first' for AFL women and men

Essendon's Orazio Fantasia wore a sensor on Thursday night.

Unprecedented brain monitoring piloted in the AFLW to deepen the code's understanding of concussion is extending into the elite men's competition, with Collingwood, Essendon and Melbourne agreeing to participate in pre-season games.

Magpies win, but Bombers are back

High flyer: Mason Cox in action for the Magpies.

Looking fit and composed, Jobe Watson returned from exile at Etihad Stadium on Thursday night. The former Essendon skipper was one of six Bombers returned to face arch-rivals Collingwood in the first game of the AFL pre-season, after serving a season-long ban in 2016 for doping.

Giant says club depth makes players work harder

Travis Cloke

Greater Western Sydney rising defender Adam Tomlinson says while the club's depth kept him out of the team for the first half of last year, Giants players are also aware that it is a vital element that could lead to a premiership. 

Seven banned Bombers in line for senior return

Set to play: Travis Colyer.

As many as seven previously banned Bombers will make their long-awaited returns to senior footy on Thursday night for the 2017 Community Series opener against Collingwood at Etihad Stadium.

Josh Daicos chance to play for Pies

Josh Daicos is on the verge of a senior game with the club his father Peter served well.

In: Daicos. It's a line Collingwood fans have longed to read since Peter retired 24 years ago. Now his son Josh is poised to play his first game for the Magpies.