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“The fact that we lost last week just gives that extra fire in the belly.”

Collingwood host expansion team Essendon at AIA Centre on Friday at 3:10pm after the men’s AFL grand final parade at the MCG and Yarra Park.

Essendon’s forward and former Magpie Sophie Alexander said the rivalry clash between the Bombers and Collingwood on Friday has “been a long time coming”.

Essendon play Collingwood for the first time on Friday

Essendon play Collingwood for the first time on FridayCredit:Getty

“It’s so exciting that we finally get to meet. There’s always that rivalry between the men’s teams and hopefully that comes out in the game on…

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