Jordan De Goey is one of two big late outs for the Magpies
The hopes of the KILDA ST to disappoint Collingwood have received a big boost, with the Magpies leaving stars Jordan De Goey and Darcy Moore for Saturday's match at the MCG.
Speculation was widespread throughout the week that De Goey (sore shin) and Moore (ankle) would be late withdrawing, so the news was not surprising.
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James Aish arrived for his sixth match of the year, while Rupert Wills received a suspension after playing his first match of the season last week and was initially dropped.
The Saints who are in 12th position do not change from the side they choose.
De Goey was still limited to training on Thursday and coach Nathan Buckley told reporters afterwards that the forward had dealt with this problem for some time.
Moore has been dealing with hamstring problems in the past few years, but has played every game this season and proved himself as one of the defenders in this competition.
Emergency colleagues Daniel Wells and Isaac Quaynor, who became Collingwood's draft pick last year and 13th overall, will instead play in the VFL on Sunday.
Quaynor has to wait at least another week to make his AFL debut.
Meanwhile, Lion Luke Hodge won late for the match between Brisbane and Adelaide at Gabba.
Ryan Lester came as his replacement.
Brisbane v Adelaide at Gabba, 2.10 noon AEST
Brisbane: Luke Hodge was replaced on the side chosen by Ryan Lester
Brisbane: Stefan Martin, Mitch Hinge, Rhys Mathieson, Noah Answerserth
Adelaide: Jordan Gallucci, Jake Kelly, Chayce Jones, Cam Ellis-Yolmen
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Collingwood v St Kilda at MCG, 13:45 AEST
Collingwood: Jordan De Goey (shin pain) was replaced on the side chosen by Rupert Wills, Darcy Moore (ankle) was replaced on the side chosen by James Aish
St kilda: Zero
Collingwood: Adam Treloar, James Aish, Chris Mayne, Callum Brown
St kilda: Luke Dunstan, Blake Acres, Ben Paton, Matthew Parker