Collingwood 2.4 7.10 12.16 14.18 (102)
Brisbane Lions 3.5 5.6 6.6 13.6 (84)
Collingwood: Cloke 5, Young 2, Fasolo 2, Swan 2, Brown, Sinclair, Beams
Brisbane Lions: McGrath 3, Staker 2, Rockliff 2, Cornelius 2, McKeever, Banfield, Sheldon, Power
Collingwood: Cloke, Swan, Ball, Beams, Pendlebury, Didak, Young
Brisbane Lions: Leuenberger, Rockliff, Redden, Maguire, Black, McGrath
Collingwood: Andrew Krakouer (quad tightness) replaced in selected side by John McCarthy, Reid (ribs)
Collingwood: Ben Reid (ribs) replaced by John McCarthy at three-quarter time.
Brisbane Lions: Patrick Karnezis replaced by Daniel Rich during the third quarter.
Umpires: Dalgleish, Findlay, Jeffery
Official crowd: 47, 788 at the MCG
Although it was a loss, it was a great effort against the top team with the Brisbane Lions in the lead at the end of the first quarter. The second and third quarters were Collingwood's game. Going into the final quarter, the margin could have blown out from 46 points but the Lions fought back and cut it down to 18 points, kicking seven goals. Match report by Jason Phelan.
Photos by Darrian Traynor for Slattery Media, except Rockliff by Michael Willson