Collingwood vs Richmond AFL Community Series: Start time and how to watch
AFL powerhouse clubs and fierce rivals Richmond and Collingwood face off in their AAMI Community Series match.
The single pre-season clash for all teams in the AFL's 2021 Community Series continues with a showdown of AFL giants. The Pies are coming off a disastrous off-season that resulted in the resignation of long-time president Eddie McGuire. Richmond meanwhile are quietly tooling up for a shot at a fourth flag in the past five seasons.
With a shortened pre-season due to COVID restrictions, there are few opportunities for players to shake off the rust and push their cases for selection. Collingwood youngster Ollie Henry and exciting forward Will Kelly are among those that will be given cracks at cementing spots for round one.
The Magpies will have a different look following Adam Treloar's exit and with Jordan De Goey expected to spend more time in the middle. Premiers Richmond are more settled but do have a few spots up for grabs. Fringe players like forward Jake Aarts and ruckman Mabior Chol are ready to stake their claims.
When is Collingwood vs Richmond AFL Community Series match?
The opening bounce of this pre-season match is at 7.25pm AEDT on Friday 5 March at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.
How to watch Collingwood vs Richmond AFL Community Series
While Channel 7 and Foxtel share the rights to broadcast the main season, the Community Series is exclusive to Fox Footy. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your only options nationwide for this big showdown. There is also Watch AFL if you are overseas.
Live stream AFL on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now
Kayo Sports offers a range of features and viewing options unmatched by the other providers. It also gives you a way to get Fox Sports without Foxtel. Added to its current 14-day free trial for new users, Pies vs Tigers could be the perfect time to take it for a test drive. We also have a full guide to watching the AFL season here.
Stream Collingwood vs Richmond on Kayo Sports
As stated, you can watch Collingwood vs Richmond for no cost using Kayo's 14-day free trial. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25/month to watch on 2 screens or $35/month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Kayo has an array of special features such as SplitView, that lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.
In total Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports. It is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
Who will win Collingwood vs Richmond AFL Community Series?
We're expecting the Magpies to get their year off to a flying start against the premiers, who are missing star forward Tom Lynch (sore toe). Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy has been firing in the club's warm-up matches, while De Goey will play in a new midfield role after recovering from ankle and abdominal injuries. Magpies by 12 points.
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