Collingwood’s Dayne Beams will be the hard luck story of the Grand Final this week after missing out on a spot in the Pies side with a suspect groin injury.

Beams had just two touches in last weeks Preliminary Final against the Hawks before being subbed out of the game for Alan Didak.

Both Darren Jolly and Ben Reid have been named in the Collingwood side and are set to player after being under an injury cloud earlier in the week.

Steve Johnson is also named in the Cats side and is expected to be fit to play on Saturday after injuring his knee in the Cats match against West Coast last week.


Saturday 1 October
MCG, 2:30pm

B: Alan Toovey, Ben Reid, Harry O’Brien
HB: Nick Maxwell, Chris Tarrant, Heath Shaw
C: Jarryd Blair, Dane Swan, Dale Thomas
HF: Ben Johnson, Leigh Brown, Alan Didak
F: Steele Sidebottom, Travis Cloke, Luke Ball
Foll: Darren Jolly, Scott Pendlebury, Andrew Krakouer
Int: Leon Davis, Alex Fasolo, Chris Dawes, Sharrod Wellingham
Emg: Tyson Goldsack, Cameron Wood, Ben Sinclair

In: Alex Fasolo
Out: Dayne Beams (injured – groin)

F: Tom Lonergan, Matthew Scarlett, Josh Hunt
HB: David Wojcinski, Harry Taylor, Corey Enright
C: Andrew Mackie, Jimmy Bartel, Joel Selwood
HF: Travis Varcoe, Tom Hawkins, Steve Johnson
F: Paul Chapman, James Podsiadly, Trent West
FOLL: Brad Ottens, Cameron Ling, Joel Corey
INT: James Kelly, Mathew Stokes, Mitch Duncan
Allen Christensen
EMG: Shannon Byrnes, Darren Milburn, Cameron Guthrie

Andrew Mackie – 150 games
Travis Varcoe – 100 games

C.Donlon (1), B.Rosebury (8), S.Ryan (25), M.Stevic (9)
M.Foster, C.Gordon, M.Thomson, N.Doig
D.Dixon, L.Walker, C.Roffey