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Every Magpie rated from the second semi-final

Taylor Adams – 7
In what was a seriously tight, contested game, Adams was in his element against his former side. Finished with 24 disposals playing through the midfield.

Match report: Pies set up blockbuster prelim

COLLINGWOOD has booked a blockbuster preliminary final against reigning premier Richmond at the MCG next Friday night as it hunts a first Grand Final berth in seven years.

Pie makes it hard for Toby to get any kind of kicks

1. Maynard walks the walk in Greene battle
Toby Greene entered the finals series underdone after injury limited him to just seven games in the home and away season – the Giants won all those games bar one, which they drew – but starred in the elimination final win over Sydney with 27 possessions and three goals.

Who plays who in week three of the finals?

THE AFL has announced the fixture for week three of the 2018 Toyota AFL Finals Series.

Minor premiers Richmond will kick off preliminary final weekend, hosting Collingwood at the MCG on Friday night.

Suns ‘lack edginess with performance’: Barlow

GOLD Coast lacked an "edginess" when it came to training standards and match-day performances, according to former Sun Michael Barlow.

Barlow played 126 games for Fremantle before playing another 15 games in the past two years with the Suns.

Bernie’s big weekend: Dee to push case in VFL

BERNIE Vince's fairytale finals farewell remains alive, with the retiring Melbourne midfielder making a return from surgery on an AC joint in the VFL on Saturday.

Win over Eagles sparked Demons’ finals surge

MELBOURNE'S stunning run to a preliminary final was triggered by an upset win over West Coast in Perth – coincidentally the Demons' next opponent on Saturday night.

COMMENT: Where to now for ageing Hawks?

IT IS impossible to predict what to expect from Hawthorn next year.

The Hawks' effort to rebound from four humbling defeats to start last season and be back in the top four entering the 2018 finals series was a none-too-subtle reminder of their quality.

From ACL recovery in London to a semi-final

JUST over 12 months ago while Greater Western Sydney was gearing up for a finals campaign, defenders Matt Buntine and Adam Kennedy were sweating through torturous training sessions at a London gym.

‘Good to feel normal again’: Pie’s freak injury

AFTER a near-flawless run of avoiding injuries, Collingwood's Jeremy Howe says he was shocked it was a simple corked thigh that robbed him of a month of football and threatened his first finals campaign.