15.10 (100)
11.16 (82)


The epic ANZAC Day clash is set for another installment. Fans are hoping this year’s game is more exciting than the match-up in 2016.

Both Essendon and Collingwood are delicately poised heading into round five. The Bombers are an even 2-2, while the Pies sit 1-3. Both sides will look to make a push for a top eight spot, before their bye round.

The midfield battle is mouth-watering, with names like Pendelbury, Heppell, Treloar, and Merrett all set to do battle. Who wins the battle in the centre could very well decide the outcome of the game.

Keep an eye on David Zaharakis. The Essendon star has a love for the ANZAC Day stage, having kicked the winning goal in 2009, and winning the ANZAC Day medal in 2013.

Tip: Pies by 3

Team Line-Ups

IN Ben McNiece, Aaron Francis
OUTKyle Langford, Conor McKenna
IN Daniel Wells, Mason Cox, Tom Phillips
OUTJesse White, Josh Smith, Jarryd Blair
FB 29 Patrick Ambrose 18 Michael Hurley 9 Brendon Goddard
FF 1 Alex Fasolo 46 Mason Cox 5 Jamie Elliott
HB 12 Mark Baguley 28 Mitch Brown 7 Zach Merrett
HF 18 Travis Varcoe 30 Darcy Moore 32 W. Hoskin-Elliott
C 1 Andrew McGrath 4 Jobe Watson 3 Darcy Parish
C 22 S. Sidebottom 10 S. Pendlebury 3 Daniel Wells
HF 13 Orazio Fantasia 26 Cale Hooker 32 Travis Colyer
HB 31 Jackson Ramsay 20 Ben Reid 37 Brayden Maynard
FF 43 A. McDonald-Tipungwuti 6 Joe Daniher 41 Ben McNiece
FB 38 Jeremy Howe 41 Henry Schade 6 Tyson Goldsack

Team Stats

391 Disposals 385
145 Contested Possessions 151
222 Kicks 216
169 Handballs 169
9 Free Kicks 9
41 Clearances 37
14 Centre Clearances 14
27 Stoppages 23
43 Inside 50 65
91 Marks 90
15 Marks in 50 13
8 Contested Marks 10
65 Tackles 69
35 Hit-Outs 46

Player Stats

Essendon Bombers

Aaron Francis45931
Andrew McGrath7121913
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti113141471
Ben McNiece4711213
Brendon Goddard101222615
Brent Stanton741132
Cale Hooker11415713
Darcy Parish10152523
David Zaharakis1251762
Dyson Heppell11152621151
James Kelly121224422
Jobe Watson14142834
Joe Daniher142168311234
Josh Green82101153
Mark Baguley108186
Matthew Leuenberger29112326
Michael Hurley19625522
Mitch Brown1081841
Orazio Fantasia1261861241
Patrick Ambrose53833
Travis Colyer94136221
Zach Merrett2013331051

Collingwood Magpies

Adam Treloar13263921111
Alex Fasolo931262113
Ben Reid761341
Brayden Maynard14721812
Brodie Grundy841223531
Daniel Wells159244221
Darcy Moore538512
Henry Schade651161
Jack Crisp1512273711
Jackson Ramsay812201122
Jamie Elliott113146232
Jeremy Howe21930811
Levi Greenwood651154
Mason Cox437211121
Scott Pendlebury101020114
Steele Sidebottom14112542231
Taylor Adams11920552
Tim Broomhead59142161
Tom Phillips123155111
Travis Varcoe671354
Tyson Goldsack71017412
Will Hoskin-Elliott9312214