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Adam Cooper Key forwards Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt will play their first games of the pre-season on Saturday.
Matt Murnane and Adam Cooper Collingwood coach concedes many of his players have been guilty of trying to win premierships on talent alone in the past few years.
Adam Cooper and Sam Lienert Collingwood forward Travis Cloke admits his preference is to stay with the Magpies but says he doesn't feel any pressure to temper contract demands to suit the club.
Adam Cooper Welcome to our coverage of the round one clash between Hawthorn and Collingwood from the MCG.