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Aussie Rules: Collingwood target St Kilda response

Gather Round in South Australia comes to an end on Sunday and it will be going out on a high with an exciting clash between Collingwood and St Kilda.

This game would normally be played in front of a capacity crowd at the MCG, but on Sunday the Adelaide Oval will host the blockbuster and it should also be packed to the rafters.

The Gather Round has been exciting, with the Adelaide public treated to some great games and more are on the agenda for Sunday.

As well as the clash between the Pies and Saints, Geelong Cats will be looking to go back-to-back against West Coast Eagles, which also takes place at the Adelaide Oval.

Sandwiched in between, two teams at the wrong end of the ladder, Greater Western Sydney Giants will take on Hawthorn Hawks.

Geelong get their season going

WhatGeelong v West Coast
WhereAdelaide Oval, SA
When13:10 (AEST), Sunday 16th April, 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Foxtel, Kayo
OddsGeelong 1.05, West Coast 10.00

Reigning premiers Geelong finally got up and running last week when picking up their first win of the season against Hawthorn.

After losing three games on the bounce to start their premiership defence, it will have been a huge relief to beat the Hawks 127-45, but they need to back it up against the Eagles.

It is not too late, but there is plenty of work to be done if the Cats are to make the top four and give themselves the best possible chance of going back-to-back.

Chris Scott’s men can be backed at 9.00 to go on and win the 2023 Grand Final.

West Coast are continuing on from last season - losing games and being hit by cruel luck on the injury front.

They have won just the one game so far this season and they look set for a tough few weeks after being robbed of key players once again.

Eagles coach Adam Simpson has brought in Jack Petruccelle, Alex Witherden and Xavier O’Neill, while Sam De Koning returns for the Cats, but Jed Bews and Gary Rohan are missing through injury and suspension respectively.

Second win up for grabs

WhatGreater Western Sydney v Hawthorn
WhereNorwood Oval, SA
When15:20 (AEST), Sunday 16th April, 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Foxtel, Kayo
OddsGreater Western Sydney 1.44, Hawthorn 2.80

Greater Western Sydney and Hawthorn have won just one game each this season and will see this as a great opportunity to grab their second.

GWS go into the game on the back of two defeats, but in fairness both of them have been close affairs and they will take heart from that fact.

High-flying Carlton beat them by just 10 points, while Essendon won by 13. The Giants can take a lot from those two games, but must put it to good use against the Hawks.

Hawthorn, on the other hand, have suffered three big defeats this season and have been conceding way too many points - 124, 117 and 127 - although they did beat North Melbourne 80-61 in round three.

The Hawks, who are priced at 1.90 to suffer most losses this season, will hand a debut to Seamus Mitchell, while Denver Grainger-Barras and Ned Long have also been brought into the squad.

GWS give a debut to Aaron Cadman, while Xavier O’Halloran and James Peatling have also been included.

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Biggest test yet for Pies

WhatCollingwood v St Kilda
WhereAdelaide Oval, SA
When16:50 (AEST), Sunday 16th April, 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Foxtel, Kayo
OddsCollingwood 1.44, St Kilda 2.80

Collingwood are priced at 5.00 to win the 2023 AFL Grand Final, but need to bounce back after losing their first game this season, away at Brisbane Lions last week.

Other than that, the Pies have been impressive this season with wins over Geelong, Port Adelaide and Richmond.

Sunday represents a huge test, however, against a St Kilda side that is 4-0 and looking strong under returning coach Ross Lyon.

So this game is huge and will say a lot about both teams and their chances of going all the way, with the Saints at 16.00 to end their premiership drought.

Collingwood have brought Jack Ginnivan back into the fold following suspension, but are likely to stick with the same starting side that lost to Brisbane.

The same can be said for St Kilda, with Lyon set to go with the same team that has served him so well over the opening four games.

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