Tiarne Swersky - March 5, 2018

Over the weekend, the Magpies ventured two hours east of Melbourne to Traralgon in the Latrobe Valley, where they faced the Adelaide Thunderbirds in pre-season action.

In front of a sell-out crowd, the Magpies secured the victory, defeating the Thunderbirds 54-45.

Young defender Matilda Garrett impressed in defence, while Shae Brown caused headaches for the Thunderbirds as she rotated between positions, showcasing the very best of her endurance and execution in the midcourt. 

View the best photos from the Magpies' practice match against the Thunderbirds in Traralgon. All photos are courtesy of Collingwood Media.

Caitiln Thwaites prepares for action in Traralgon. 

Erin Bell and Alice Teague-Neeld tussle for position in the warm-ups.

No pre-game nerves here. Kristy Keppich-Birrell and Rob Wright are all smiles in Traralgon.

Starting in wing defence for the Magpies...Shae Brown! 

Former Thunderbirds Erin Bell greets her former teammate before the first centre pass.

The two captains meet in the middle.

Picture perfect. Caitlin Thwaites gets on the Pies on the board in Traralgon.

The two centre's collide. Did someone tell these two it was a practice match?

Madi Robinson and her opponent fight for position on the circle edge.

Matilda Garrett - remember the name. This young Pie is destined for great things.

Shae Brown assesses her options.

Together in Traralgon.

Thanks to the 1000+ fans that came out to support us in Traralgon.

Ash Brazill signs a drink bottle for a young Magpies fan.

Say cheese! Sharni Layton poses for a picture with two of the Magpie Army.

Caitlin Thwaites and a Magpie fan share a laugh post-game.