AFL Grand Final live: Jack Ginnivan goes to races, Collingwood Magpies vs Brisbane Lions, Norm Smith medal panel revealed

Welcome to news.com.au’s coverage of the AFL Grand Final between Collingwood and Brisbane.

The Magpies are favourites to win their first premiership since 2010, while the Lions are aiming for their first triumph since they beat the Pies 20 years ago.

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The Lions have won their last six games against Collingwood, but they haven’t won at the MCG since 2015.

After winning the Brownlow Medal earlier this week, Brisbane’s Lachie Neale will be hoping to complete a fairytale finish to the season.

KISS will perform the pre-game entertainment, with cameos from Australian artists.

You can find everything you need to know about the Grand Final here. The game will start at 2.30pm AEST.

10.30am – Pies villain’s unusual preparation

Jack Ginnivan doesn’t seem too stressed about playing in his first Grand Final, with the Magpies youngster popping by the Moonee Valley races the night before the biggest game of his career.

Channel 7’s Mitch Cleary reported: “All sorts of players taking all sorts of different preparations for their first AFL Grand Final.

“Jack Ginnivan actually popping by the Moonee Valley races last night for an hour to watch a friend’s horse race. An interesting approach as he prepares for his first decider.”

Ginnivan has been elevated into Collingwood’s starting team of 22 for the Grand Final, with Pat Lipinksi named as the substitute.

10am – Wild scenes at MCG

Thousands of fans queued up outside the MCG in an effort to get a spot in the MCC’s unreserved seating area.

The game doesn’t start until this afternoon but many diehards camped out overnight, with massive lines forming before gates opened at 8am.

9.30am – Norm Smith medal panel revealed

The expert panel will be vote on the Norm Smith medal for the best player in the Grand Final has been revealed.

Jordan De Goey, Nick Daicos, Lachie Neale and Josh Dunkley are among the favourites to take out the prestigious medal.

Channel 7’s Luke Darcy will chair the panel, which also features legendary small forward Eddie Betts, Sydney Swans great Jude Bolton, 2018 Norm Smith winner Luke Shuey and AFL.com.au journalist Sarah Olle.

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