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Scott Pendlebury has broken Tony Shaw's Collingwood games record. IMAGE: MML

Pendlebury's games record

Pendlebury's games record

Scott Pendlebury has broken Tony Shaw's Collingwood games record. IMAGE: MML

Scott Pendlebury breaks Magpies games record with number 314

Scott Pendlebury played his 314th game of AFL football last night, breaking a Collingwood club record set by Tony Shaw.

Pendlebury, a former Gippsland Power player, led the Magpies as captain for the 162nd time as they took on Port Adelaide.

The Sale boy is now 32 years old but it looks like he'll be around for awhile yet.

"My body has been really good," Pendlebury told 3AW.

"I've been really lucky with injuries.

"Every single pre-season the club's had, I've done. I haven't missed many sessions at all and if you can do that, I feel you have the base for a really good season.

"I've been lucky with injuries, they haven't been too serious.

"I've been able to get a lot of work into my body over a long period of time," Pendlebury said.

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The team that beat Collingwood last night, Port Adelaide, was aided by Gippsland's Xavier Duursma who booted a goal in the first five minutes and contributed to his team's minor premiership from the midfield.

The 19 year old from Foster has been on fire in only his second season in the AFL.

Meanwhile, Gippsland's Josh Dunkley says he is ready for the finals as the Bulldogs get set for an Elimination showdown with St Kilda.

In his first year in the AFL after being drafted from Gippsland Power, the Sale and Yarram boy played in the Bulldog's 2016 premiership win against Sydney.

Dunkley said he's looking forward to another finals run.

"Whatever happens, happens.

"We're going to go full steam ahead into the finals series with a little bit of momentum towards the back end, which has been good," Dunkley said.

Another former Gippsland Power player, Noah Gown, is one of five players to be de-listed by the Essendon Football Club as they look to the future after an indifferent season.

Gown was drafted by the Bombers at pick 60 in the 2018 National Draft and impressed last season in the VFL without being rewarded with an AFL debut.

The aggressive key forward booted 17 goals in his 12 VFL games before injury ended his season.

Gown is hoping for a lifeline from another AFL club during this off-season.

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