Collingwood Magpies vs Hawthorn Hawks, live score, updates, stats, practice match, stream, how to watch

After 18 months on the sidelines James Sicily returns for Hawthorn, while Collingwood fans will be eagerly awaiting a glimpse of draft gun Nick Daicos. Live from 4pm!

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Scroll down for live updates and post-match analysis from the practice match, ahead of next week’s official pre-season games and Round 1 beginning on March 16.

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The Magpies are nearly at full-strength with Jordan De Goey (ribs) and Jeremy Howe (groin) the notable absentees from an enormous 46-man squad.

The Hawks nearly match it with a 45-man squad that includes all four 2021 draftees, with midfielder Josh Ward the big name, while Chad Wingard and Changkuoth Jiath are among the few missing.

The match gets underway at 4pm EDT at Morwell Recreation Reserve. It will last six terms and expanded squads including VFL-listed players will feature across the evening.

Hawthorn kicked the first goal of the match via Dylan Moore, who received a free kick for high contact and converted the set shot.

The Pies responded shortly after via an incredible snap on a tight angle from Jamie Elliott.

Elliott would be gifted another goal later in the quarter after Sicily remonstrated verbally with an umpire and received a 50 meter penalty.

There was some hostility between the two sides early on, too, with tall duo Mason Cox and Brodie Grundy wrestling with opponents at a stoppage.

Western Bulldogs recruit Pat Lipinski snapped truly to deliver the Pies another goal – their fifth of the quarter to Hawthorn’s 1.3.

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The Pies continued to build on their lead, with a goal after the quarter-time siren to Mason Cox making it seven for the side in the quarter.

They took a 7.1 (49) to 1.3 (9) lead into the first change.

“It looks a little bit too easy (to be scored against) from a Hawthorn perspective,” former Hawthorn premiership player Stephen Gilham said.

“When they (Collingwood) do go forward they look really dangerous and likely to score more times than not.

“Going back the other way…Hawthorn have had enough opportunities but haven’t been able to connect with their forwards and connect and look dangerous for any period of time.”

The Hawks began to control the game more in the second quarter, capitalizing on a strong breeze to chip away at the Hawks’ substantial lead.

One of Collingwood’s goals early came to Nathan Kreuger, who came across from Geelong at the end of last year.

Elliott kicked Collingwood’s 10th goal and his fourth in just a quarter-and-a-half, further underscoring just how damaging he can be when fit.

Isaac Quaynor copped a knock to the back of the head midway through the second term and was taken off the ground for assessment.

Scott Pendlebury took a number of Collingwood’s kick-ins, which follows a year in which he was trialled across half-back before moving back into the midfield full-time.

Elliott kicked his fifth goal with time to play in the second quarter after some gut-running got him on the end of a loose ball near the goalsquare.

“You almost have to send your best defender to him,” Gilham said of Elliott.

A second goal to Kreuger made it five consecutive goals for the Pies, even against the wind, in an ominous sign for the Hawks.

Ben McEvoy kicked a goal after the half-time siren to break Collingwood’s streak, but entered half-time trailing 3.8 (26) to 13.2 (80).

Cox kicked two goals early in the third quarter to take his tally to three and looked imposing across the ground and even more so in a dynamic Collingwood forward line.

As if the Pies needed anything else to cheer about, a Josh Daicos handball found brother Nick streaming in to goal, with Nick converting and being swamped by teammates to celebrate his first goal as a Pie.

Quaynor reportedly failed his concussion test, meaning he will miss next week’s AAMI Community Series match.

The Pies took an 18.3 (111) to 6.9 (45) lead at three-quarter time, from which point a stack of changes were made to both sides to give VFL players a run.

Hawthorn started the fourth term solidly with a couple of goals, but Collingwood continued to look dangerous with every forward entry.

Still, the Hawks continued to rally, putting in a far better performance than what preceded it in the first three quarters.

They dominated much of the general play but were wayward in front of goal.

Collingwood held a comfortable lead at the end of the fourth quarter, 19.7 (121) to 9.19 (73).

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3) MCRAE OFF TO GREAT START

Collingwood could hardly have been more impressive in its first competitive match under new coach Craig McRae.

The side’s oft-criticized attack was firing on all cylinders from the get-go, led superbly by Jamie Elliott but backed up by several of his teammates.

With his future uncertain at the end of the 2021 season, Mason Cox looked dangerous in the air, with he, Brody Mihocek and Jack Ginnivan all kicking at least three goals each.

Scott Pendlebury spent much of the back-half of last year in his traditional midfield role, but the skipper was deployed more across half-back on Friday and on several occasions took kick-ins from full-back.

Trade recruits Patrick Lipinski and Nathan Kreuger both pressed their claims for senior selection as well, providing the squad with impressive depth.

It was a brilliant start to life under McRae.

2) JAMIE’S DAY OUT

How many goals would Jamie Elliott have finished up with at the end of his career if he had a clean run at it?

Injuries have decimated Elliott for much of his tenure at the Pies but he showed on Friday just how dynamic he can be, kicking five goals in a just under a half.

“You almost have to send your best defender to him,” Gilham said of Elliott, who loomed as the key threat in a forward line that had several multiple goal kickers.

Elliott showed plenty of class in the back half of 2021 as he returned from injury, kicking six goals in Round 12 in his return match.

If the 29-year-old gets a solid run at it in 2022, there’s no limit to how many goals he could kick for the Pies.

He could well claim to be the best small forward in the competition if he’s allowed an injury-free campaign.

1) HAWKS BEGIN WITH A WHIMPER

The Hawks may’ve rallied after three-quarter time, but there’s a lot of work ahead for Sam Mitchell to get this side anywhere near the top eight for the foreseeable future.

Of most concern to Mitchell would’ve been the ease with which the Pies scored upon forward 50 entries, which the return of James Sicily didn’t seem to stem.

“A lot to learn from Sam Mitchell’s side here,” Gilham said early in the match.

“Learning about stemming the flow and not allowing opponents to kick consecutive goals against you in so little time.”

It’s likely a long road ahead for Hawthorn, so there won’t be any illusions, but Friday was a reminder of how this side may be in for some pain in 2022.

Magpies squad: 1. Patrick Lipinski, 3. Josh Daicos, 4. Brodie Grundy 5. Jamie Elliott, 6. Tyler Brown, 7. Isaac Quaynor, 8. Trent Bianco, 9. John Noble, 10. Scott Pendlebury, 11 Sam Glover (VFL) , 12. Tom Wilson, 13. Taylor Adams, 14. Darcy Cameron, 15. Nathan Kreuger 16. Oliver Henry, 17. Callum Brown, 18. Finlay Macrae, 19. Arlo Draper, 20. Will Kelly, 21. Trey Ruscoe, 22. Steele Sidebottom, 23. Jack Madgen, 24. Caleb Poulter, 25. Jack Crisp, 26. Reef McInnes, 27. Cooper Murley, 28. Nathan Murphy, 29. Liam McMahon, 30. Darcy Moore, 31. Beau McCreery, 32. Will Hoskin-Elliott, 33. Jack Ginnivan, 34. Isaac Chugg, 35. Nick Daicos, 36. Harvey Harrison, 37. Brayden Maynard, 38. Campbell Hustwaite (VFL), 39. Aiden Begg, 40. Ash Johnson, 41. Brody Mihocek, 43. Charlie Dean, 44. Jacob Booth (VFL), 45. Michael Hartley (VFL), 46. Mason Cox, 47. Callan Wellings (VFL), 60. Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (VFL)

Hawks squad: 1. Harry Morrison, 2. Mitchell Lewis, 3. Tom Mitchell, 5. James Worpel, 6. James Sicily, 7. Ben McEvoy, 8. Sam Frost, 10. Jaeger O’Meara, 11. Conor Nash, 13. Dylan Moore, 14. Jack Scrimshaw, 15. Blake Hardwick, 16. Lachlan Bramble, 17. Daniel Howe, 18. Max Lynch, 19. Jack Gunston, 21. Tom Phillips, 23. Jacob Koschitzke, 24. Denver Grainger-Barras, 25 Joshua Ward, 26. Liam Shiels, 27. Ned Long, 28. Kyle Hartigan, 29. Jai Serong, 30. Sam Butler, 31. Conor Macdonald, 32. Finn Maginness, 33. Tyler Brockman, 34. Fionn O’Hara , 36. Callum Porter (VFL), 37. Ned Reeves, 38. Vincent Adduci (VFL), 39. Emerson Jeka, 40. Seamus Mitchell, 42. Ed Phillips (BH), 43. Jack Saunders, 44. Jai Newcombe, 45. Jackson Callow, 50. Fergus Greene (VFL), 51. James Parsons (VFL), 52. Luis D’angelo (VFL), 53. Mitchell Sruk (VFL), 54. Lachlan Wynd (VFL), 55. James Blanck (VFL), 56. Jaylon Thorpe (VFL)

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