West Coast Eagles and Adelaide Crows get the opportunity to sign off their 2013 campaigns with a win. We’ll have live scores from 8.10pm AEST.
After finishing fifth and third respectively, it’s fair to say West Coast and Adelaide have had disappointing 2013 campaigns.
Injuries have been a factor for both, but neither side have really hit the mark this season.
After they hammered the Bombers by 57 points in Round 20, West Coast were given a glimmer of hope at a late-season run into the eight but heavy losses to Geelong and Collingwood swiftly put an end to that.
Eagles coach John Worsfold has made three changes to the side that lost to Collingwood last Friday night. Andrew Embley will come in for his 250th games while Simon Tunbridge and Adam Selwood have also been named.
Will Schofield will miss with a fractured cheekbone while Brad Sheppard and Bradd Dalziell have both been omitted.
Adelaide’s season has been equally disappointing. Admittedly, the loss of Kurt Tippett to Sydney and a season-ending injury to Taylor Walker didn’t hurt, but questions will still be asked of Brenton Sanderson’s side.
Sanderson has made just one change, brining in Matthew Wright for the omitted Jared Petrenko.
These sides met just eight weeks ago in Round 15, when the Eagles eked out a six-point victory at AAMI Stadium.
B: Mitchell Brown, Darren Glass, Patrick McGinnity
HB: Sam Butler, Eric Mackenzie, Ashley Smith
C: Chris Masten, Sharrod Wellingham, Matt Rosa
HF: Andrew Embley, Josh Kennedy, Josh Hill
F: Adam Selwood, Scott Lycett, Jack Darling
Foll: Dean Cox, Scott Selwood, Matt Priddis
I/C: Blayne Wilson, Simon Tunbridge, Jamie Cripps, Andrew Gaff
Emg: Brad Sheppard, Bradd Dalziell, Adam Carter
B: Kyle Hartigan, Ben Rutten, Rory Laird
HB: Luke Brown, Daniel Talia, Brodie Smith
C: Sam Kerridge, Patrick Dangerfield, Rory Sloane
HF: Mitchell Grigg, Lewis Johnston, Richard Douglas
F: Ian Callinan, Andrew Otten, Bernie Vince
Foll: Sam Jacobs, Nathan van Berlo, Scott Thompson
I/C: David Mackay, Brad Crouch, Richard Tambling, Matthew Wright
Emg: Shaun McKernan, Sam Shaw, Jason Porplyzia
First Bounce: 8.10om AEST Venue: Patersons Stadium Last Time: West Coast 11.9 (75) d Adelaide 9.15 (69) History: West Coast 21, Adelaide 17 Betting: $1.92 West Coast, $1.92 Adelaide TV: Fox Sport 3 (LIVE), Seven Network (LIVE, WA/SA)