Finally Friday night footy is upon us and we have a cracker tonight with last years Preliminary Final rematch between Hawthorn and Collingwood.  Both teams go into the game missing a number of key players but are eager to get of to the ideal start to the AFL season.

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Another large crowd is expected at the MCG, where the Hawks will go in favorites despite missing stars Luke Hodge, Jarryd Roughead and Liam Sheils. The Mapgies also have their own injury woes with Captain Nick Maxwell, Alan Didak, Ben Johnson, Chris Tarrant,  Nathan Brown and Andrew Krakouer all missing. Sharrod Wellingham will also be sitting out, serving his 2 match inter-club suspension for an pre-season indiscretion.


Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Date:  Friday 30th March 2012 at 7.50pm
Match Odds: Hawthorn – $1.68, Collingwood – $2.44
AFL Teams:


B: Brent Guerra, Josh Gibson, Jarrad Boumann
HB: Grant Birchall, Ryan Schoenmakers, Benjamin Stratton
C: Brendan Whitecross, Sam Mitchell, Isaac Smith
HF: Chance Bateman, Lance Franklin, Shaun Burgoyne
F: Shane Savage, David Hale, Luke Breust
Foll: Broc McCauley, Brad Sewell, Cyril Rioli
I/C: Jordan Lewis, Michael Osborne, Matt Suckling
Sub: Jack Gunston
New: Jack Gunston (Adelaide), Jarrad Boumann (Western Bulldogs; GWS Giants), Broc McCauley (Brisbane Lions)


B: Heritier O’Brien, Lachlan Keeffe, Heath Shaw
HB: Alan Toovey, Ben Reid, Tyson Goldsack
C: Dane Swan, Luke Ball, Martin Clarke
HF: Dale Thomas, Jackson Paine, Ben Sinclair
F: Travis Cloke, Chris Dawes, Alex Fasolo
Foll: Darren Jolly, Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom
I/C: Luke Rounds, Jarryd Blair, Peter Yagmoor
Sub: Paul Seedsman
New: Paul Seedsman (Eastern U18), Peter Yagmoor (Morningside (QLD)), Jackson Paine (Sandringham U18)