STEVE Smith’s captain’s knock and some big hitting by Australia’s lower order helped the hosts take charge of the second Test against India.

    MITCHELL Starc needed to find something special to keep his place for Boxing Day and he wasn’t prepared to wait until he got the ball back in his hands to make a start.

    NIC Maddinson carried his bat as Sydney Sixers eased to victory in their opening match of the Big Bash season against Melbourne Renegades.

    KEVIN Muscat has taunted host City by claiming the Melbourne derby was a home game for Victory, with AAMI Park providing it with happy memories of late.

    LITTLE has changed on the field for Melbourne City, but the 2014-15 version is so much more interesting and the last fortnight underlines it.

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    AFL Round 21 - Collingwood v Brisbane Lions

    Aug 16, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 21
    Teams: Collingwood v Brisbane Lions
    Date: Saturday August 16, 2014
    Start time: 7.40pm

    Expected attendance: 35,000

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 6.00pm
    MCC members: 5.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (pass holders only)

    General admission seating:

    Great Southern Stand
    M3-M6
    P1-P10
    Q1-Q15

    Ponsford Stand
    Q31-Q36 (Rows AA-MM)
     
    Olympic Stand
    M53 (Rows A-Z)
    M54-M57
    Q49-Q57

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Collingwood - Bay M32 (Rows A-N)
    Brisbane Lions - Bay M3 (Rows A-T)

    Purchase tickets: On sale now through Ticketek.

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