B Luke Godden - Mal Michael - Alex McDonald HB Richard Osborne - Mark Richardson - Nathan Buckley C Graham Wright - Stephen Patterson - Gavin Crosisca HF Shane Watson - Anthony Rocca - Scott Russell F Gavin Brown (C) - Saverio Rocca - Tony Francis FOLL Damian Monkhurst - Scott Burns - Paul Williams INT Matthew Francis - Brad Fuller - Ben Kinnear - Jason Wild
Collingwood came into round 10 sitting eleventh on the ladder, but just outside the eight only on percentage. With just four wins from the first nine games, Collingwood desperately needed to get back on par to stay in touch with a finals spot approaching the halfway mark of the season.
After giving arch rival Carlton a five goal belting in round six, Collingwood was positioned nicely in fifth with four wins, Collingwood then dropped the next three to Sydney, Melbourne and Port by narrow margins. On the return from Adelaide the expectations where high for the Magpies to bounce back against league bunnies Fremantle. Saverio Rocca was in good form having kicked 29 goals from the first 9 games. But Fremantle were no pushovers on the day, thanks largely to future Magpie stars Brodie Holland and James Clement, and would provide stubborn opposition on the day and would not reliquish the lead until deep into the last quarter.
GOALS: Collingwood: S.Rocca 11, R.Osborne 2, M.Richardson 2, B.Fuller, S.Patterson, N.Buckley, T.Francis Fremantle: K.Hunter 5, M.Burton 2, C.Waterhouse 2, B.Dodd 2, A.Fletcher 2, C.Callaghan, B.Holland, J.Clement, J.Sinclair Crowd: 23,188 at Victoria Park on Sunday, 31st May