MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Nick Daicos of the Magpies kicks the ball during the 2023 AFL Round 06 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 25, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

In front of a packed MCG crowd, Collingwood got the 2023 AFL Grand Final underway in style, with Nick Daicos kicking the first goal of the game.

After three minutes, Daicos slotted a set shot following a high free kick paid against Brisbane's Jarrod Berry, to hand Collingwood an early lead.

While not surprising for Daicos to be among the early difference-makers, it is relatively surprising to see him among the early goalkickers.

Brisbane won the toss and elected to kick toward the Punt Road end.

Previous Grand Final first goal kickers: