Gold Coast Suns v Collingwood Magpies: AFL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to Saturday night (2 July) on the Gold Coast with the Suns hosting Collingwood including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch live on Kayo.

Levi Casboult kicked four against the Pies in May. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Levi Casboult kicked four against the Pies in May. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

These two top eight contenders clash at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night (2 July).

Watch live here on Kayo and scroll down to catch up on the latest news.

Suns v Magpies preview

Perhaps unexpectedly, both Gold Coast (11th) and Collingwood (7th) find themselves pushing for a top eight spot half way through 2022.

Craig McRae has defied the rookie coach tag, in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, registering nine wins from 14 games and Stuart Dew has silenced speculation about an Alastair Clarkson arrival at the Suns putting his team in a position to make their very first finals.

A quick bounce back from an agonising 93-91 loss to Port Adelaide last week is what the doctor orders for the Suns, but it does not get any easier against Collingwood hungry for a sixth straight win and push even further into the eight.

The Pies seemingly put the Jordan De Goey situation and surrounding controversy to one side last week against GWS and their midfield star will return on the Gold Coast.

Midfielder Izak Rankine will be monitored this week after suffering a heavy blow against Port Adelaide.

Collingwood are two wins ahead of the Suns on the AFL table heading into round 16 starting Thursday.

What time is Suns v Magpies?

The game starts at 7.25pm (AEST), 6.55pm (ACST) and 5.25pm (AWST) on Saturday 2 July.

A smiling Jordan De Goey at Collingwood training on Thursday. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
A smiling Jordan De Goey at Collingwood training on Thursday. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Where is it being played?

Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast.

How do I watch the game?

The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its AFL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.

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What AFL news do I need to know before Saturday?

CODESports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.

INCLUDING latest predicted team news, every club’s run home and where they’ll end up, what Jeff Browne must do to win back women’s trust and the four teams fighting for eighth on the ladder predictor.

History between Suns and Magpies

Since 2011, the Pies and Suns have met 12 times with Gold Coast winning three. The most recent of which was at the MCG by four goals last year. It has been eight years since the home side has beaten the men in black and white at Metricon.

Collingwood’s Brody Mihocek and Suns forward Levi Casboult each kicked four goals in the MCG match earlier this year, won by Collingwood 115-90.

Team Lists

All the ins and outs for Saturday night:

Gold Coast Suns

B: Lemmens, Collins, Graham

HB: Markov, Ballard, Budarick

C: Bowes, Anderson, Ellis

HF: Swallow, Ainsworth, Casboult

F: Holman, Chol, Rankine

FOLL: Witts, Rowell, Miller

I/C: Rosas, Tsitas, Flanders, Burgess

EMG: Fiorini, Atkins, Oea, Macpherson

IN: Budarick, Tsitsas

OUT: Davies (injured), Fiorini (sub), Farrar (HS Protocol)

Collingwood

B: Noble, Moore, Quaynor

HB: Murphy, Maynard, Pendlebury

C: Sidebottom, De Goey, Daicos

HF: Elliott, Crisp, Mihocek

F: Ginnivan, Cameron, Hoskin-Elliott

FOLL: Cox, Daicos, Adams

I/C: Lipinski, Henry, McCreery, Ruscoe

EMG: Bianco, Chugg, Madgen, Carmichael

IN: De Goey

OUT: Howe (illness), Chugg (omitted)

Izak Rankine is in doubt after a heavy clash with Tom Jonas last Sunday. Picture: Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images
Izak Rankine is in doubt after a heavy clash with Tom Jonas last Sunday. Picture: Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Live score updates

Keep up to date with the score for when you’re on the move here.

Where can I see more round 16 AFL previews?

Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs

Carlton v St Kilda

Essendon v Sydney Swans

Adelaide Crows v Melbourne

Geelong Cats v North Melbourne

Richmond v West Coast Eagles

GWS Giants v Hawthorn

Fremantle v Port Adelaide

Where can I read more AFL?

See the AFL section on CodeSports, or visit the AFL section on your main state news website – Herald Sun / Adelaide Advertiser / Daily Telegraph / Courier Mail