Score

Q1Q2Q3Q4Fulltime
Collingwood Mapies1.44.48.109.1266
Brisbane Lions0.44.128.1410.1575

Match Summary

This is the type of grand final that fans out there had been waiting for. A close enthralling display of courage, desperation, toughness and grit that makes a great game of football to watch. In slippery conditions, this was a game that both teams needed to lift and work twice as hard as they have ever had all season. It was so close and hard fought in the first quarter only 1 goal was kicked.

Throughout the game the teams both went goal for goal. The pies really fought hard right to the final siren but unfortunately could not get over the line to beat the courageous Lions to hold on for back to back premierships.

There were many players who fought hard all day but in the end Nathan Buckley rightly won the Norm smith medal as best on field, despite the fact he finished on the loosing side.

Norm Smith Medallist – Nathan Buckley

2002 AFL Grand final

Team Matchups

Backs:
Brisbane: Chris Johnson, Chris Scott, Justin Leppitsch
Collingwood: Rupert Betheras, Chris Tarrant, Josh Fraser

H/Backs:
Brisbane: Luke Power, Mal Michael, Marcus Ashcroft
Collingwood: Leon Davis, Anthony Rocca, Nick Davis

Centres
Brisbane: Shaun Hart, Michael Voss, Martin Pike
Collingwood: Shane O’Bree, Nathan Buckley, Glenn Freeborn

H/Forwards
Brisbane: Chris Johnson, Chris Scott, Justin Leppitsch
Collingwood: Rupert Betheras, Chris Tarrant, Josh Fraser

Forwards
Brisbane:  Jason Akermanis, Alastair Lynch, Darryl White
Collingwood: Ben Johnson, Shane Wakelin, James Clement

Rucks
Brisbane: Clark Keating, Simon Black, Brad Scott
Collingwood: Steve McKee, Scott Burns, Paul Licuria

I/Change
Brisbane: Beau McDonald, Craig McRae, Tim Notting, Aaron Shattock
Collingwood: Tarkyn Lockyer, Heath Scotland, Jarrod Molloy, Alan Didak

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