Collingwood and Essendon look to move into hubs with a win


The Bombers have opted in opposition to enjoying Conor McKenna, regardless of him having served his 14-day isolation after testing constructive to coronavirus.

The Bombers have introduced in ruckman Andrew Phillips for his first sport, in addition to former North Melbourne and Williamstown midfielder Mitch Hibberd for the conflict in opposition to Collingwood.

Andrew Phillips will debut for Essendon.

Andrew Phillips will debut for Essendon. Credit score:Getty Pictures

Jayden Laverde can even play, changing Zach Merrett (suspended), Aaron Francis (injured) and Tom Bellchambers (managed).

McKenna emerged from quarantine earlier this week however coach John Worsfold hinted on Wednesday there was a “danger versus reward” that may be too nice for him to play.

The Bombers will give a primary sport to former Carlton ruck Phillips. He performed 41 video games throughout seven seasons for the Blues and GWS and impressed on the Bombers throughout pre-season.