Collingwood’s semifinal clash with Geelong set to be the next big challenge for Albany ruckman

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Collingwood’s Darcy Cameron battles West Coast’s Nic Naitanui in last Saturday’s elimination final.
Camera IconCollingwood’s Darcy Cameron battles West Coast’s Nic Naitanui in last Saturday’s elimination final. Credit: Paul Kane

Albany ruckman Darcy Cameron is set to play another big role in Collingwood’s semifinal clash with Geelong on Saturday night.

Cameron was a key figure in helping limit the influence of West Coast Eagles’ Nic Naitanui in their shock elimination final victory last weekend.

The Magpies are likely to go in with All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy and Cameron as they take on Geelong’s Rhys Stanley in the middle.

Playing in just his 10th AFL game and first final, the 204cm North Albany product showed no signs of being overwhelmed by the occasion.

Cameron and his Pies teammates will run out on to the Gabba at 4.40pm as they look to advance to a preliminary final against Brisbane.

After not being selected in the Magpies team since round 14, Cameron earned a recall to the 22 for the first week of finals — a move that paid off.

Railways junior Jordan Clark will be hoping to push his way back into the Cats side to face the Magpies after being overlooked since round 13.

Clark will be hoping to play his fourth game for the season and first final after missing last season’s finals campaign with an elbow injury.

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