COLLINGWOOD 16 10 105
“Power” 10 15 75
SHANE Wakelin did something yesterday that only two other AFL players could have done this year – blow out 34 or more birthday candles. Former St Kilda teammates Robert Harvey and Sydney’s Peter Everitt are the only two older AFL players. But neither have had the chance to celebrate a birthday in the style that Wakelin will this weekend. The durable Magpie defender will play his 250th game against Port Adelaide – the club where he played SANFL 15 years ago – with a host of family and friends, including identical twin Darryl, a retired member of Port’s 2004 premiership side who posted 264 games. The always affable Magpie was happy to savour a week that a couple of years ago looked highly unlikely. “It’s a real honour. If you’d have asked me 18 months ago, this was the last thing on my mind,” Wakelin said.