AFL 2022 round 2 LIVE updates: McRae’s new-look Pies take on Crows at the MCG

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  • ‘I have the pill, I have to get out of here’: Swans plead for fan to give Buddy his 1000 ball
  • Today’s milestones
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Perfect Pat: Why likeable Lipinski has made instant impact at Magpies

Collingwood’s Patrick Lipinski appears to be one of those blokes others look at with envy.

If there was a Lipinski file, the words smart, excellent at sport, humble, popular and a good person would be within it.

Such was the impression he made on his first AFL captain, former Bulldogs star Bob Murphy used to jokingly refer to Lipinski as “the eclipse” because he was so beautiful you couldn’t look at him directly. Click here to read more.

Patrick Lipinski (right) with Oliver Henry last week.Credit:Getty Images

‘I have the pill, I have to get out of here’: Swans plead for fan to give Buddy his 1000 ball

Sydney have launched an appeal for Lance Franklin to receive the ball with which he kicked his 1000th goal.

Footage has emerged of the great lengths a supporter adorned in a Swans scarf went to mark Franklin’s famous kick.

The ecstatic fan can be seen cradling the ball, telling onlookers “I’ve got the pill, I’ve got the pill, I have the pill, I have to get out of here.” Click here to read more.

Lance Franklin of the Swans and the fan who caught Buddy’s 1000th goal ball.Credit:Getty/Supplied

Today’s milestones

Zak Butters (PA) – 50 games
Jordan Ridley (Ess) – 50 games

Zak Butters.Credit:Getty Images

Greetings, everybody

Hello everyone and welcome to our rolling coverage of all the Round 2 action from a chockablock Saturday of AFL footy.

Kicking things off is an exciting clash at the MCG between two up-and-coming teams Collingwood and Adelaide.

The twilight clash sees Essendon host the Brisbane Lions at Marvel Stadium.

And at night time, Port Adelaide take on Hawthorn at Adelaide Oval while Gold Coast welcome reigning premiers Melbourne to Metricon Stadium.

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