AFL analyst Mick McGuane takes a close look at the two teams and what will decide the outcome of the match.
Bring brutality around the footy.
The Magpies should have fresh bodies and hard minds and will look to generate another blitz start like they did against Melbourne in the qualifying final.
They need to ensure as a group that they bring great intensity and an ability to win crucial contests at both ends of the ground, as well as through the middle.
The Giants have been the hardest team to play against in the second half of the season, led by an onball brigade of Kieran Briggs, Callan Ward, Tom Green and Stephen Coniglio.
Collingwood’s onball grouping of Darcy Cameron or Mason Cox in the ruck, with Jordan De Goey, Tom Mitchell, Scott Pendlebury and Jack Crisp, needs to be scene setters when it comes to winning contested ball and controlling the contest.