Collingwood vs Hawthorn: A Preview of the Gather Round Clash

The anticipation is building as Collingwood prepares to face off against Hawthorn in the highly anticipated Gather Round clash this Sunday. Both teams are gearing up for a crucial game that could have significant implications for their seasons. Collingwood’s Senior Coach Craig McRae has shared his insights ahead of the match, highlighting the importance of this showdown for both sides.

One player to keep an eye on is Collingwood’s Steele Sidebottom, who is set to equal Tony Shaw’s record of 313 games for the club. Sidebottom’s experience and skill will be crucial in this matchup, as Collingwood looks to secure a vital win against Hawthorn.

On the other side, Hawthorn coach Sam Mitchell has hinted at some strategic plans for the game, including the possibility of using Finn Maginness as a tagger on Collingwood’s key players. The Hawks will be looking to disrupt Collingwood’s game plan and secure a victory against the reigning premiers.

Collingwood defender Jeremy Howe is ready for the challenge, emphasizing the team’s focus on banking wins and maintaining a positive attitude despite a challenging start to the season. Howe also highlighted the team’s preparation for the trip to South Australia and the simple yet effective approach they will take to the game.

As the two teams prepare to face off, the excitement is palpable, and fans are eagerly anticipating a thrilling contest between Collingwood and Hawthorn. Stay tuned for what promises to be an exciting and intense showdown on Sunday.

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