COLLINGWOOD has backed its makeshift defence to get the job done on West Coast twin towers Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling in Saturday's AFL Grand Final at the MCG.

Darcy Moore and Ben Reid both pushed hard to break into the Magpies' line-up after respective long-term injuries, but both teams will enter the marquee match unchanged from last week.

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Moore has missed out on an emergency spot with Reid, Jarryd Blair, Callum Brown and Flynn Appleby the four on standby.

Oscar Allen, Jackson Nelson, Brayden Ainsworth and Brendon Ah Chee are the emergencies for the Eagles.

Collingwood's Jeremy Howe (left ankle) and Eagles pair Jeremy McGovern (corked hip pointer) and Luke Shuey (left ankle) are set to play after sustaining injuries in preliminary final victories. 

Magpies assistant coach Robert Harvey told reporters earlier on Thursday that Howe was "100 per cent fit" and not in doubt for the Grand Final. 

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Jaymie Graham, who is in charge of West Coast's forwards, was also confident McGovern and Shuey would overcome their issues despite being restricted at training this week.

Collingwood will field the same 22 players for the entire finals series unless there is a late change.

Howe, Tyson Goldsack and Adam Treloar all came in for the Magpies' qualifying final against the Eagles three weeks ago.

The sole change from their last meeting, which the Eagles won by 16 points, is Will Schofield replacing fellow defender Brad Sheppard, who suffered a season-ending hamstring that night.

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Twelve West Coast footballers from the 2015 Grand Final loss to Hawthorn were selected for this year's decider.

Only Scott Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom remain from the Collingwood team that lost the 2011 Grand Final to Geelong. 

The Eagles are gunning for their fourth AFL premiership, while a Magpies triumph would see them draw level with Essendon and Carlton on a competition-most 16 flags.

Saturday, September 29

West Coast v Collingwood at the MCG, 2.30pm AEST


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