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It looked dicey for a while there, but the Adelaide Crows will be able to take on the Brisbane Lions at their Adelaide Oval fortress – albeit with a reduced crowd. Follow along with live scores on The Roar from 4:35pm (AEST).
Adelaide’s COVID-19 outbreak had this match’s location up in the air during the week, with the Lions and Crows both relocating to Melbourne as a precaution. However, the match will go ahead as planned at the Adelaide Oval, with both sides flying in and flying out on the day, and a crowd of 25,000 permitted by the state government.
That’s a major boost for the Crows, who have produced some stunning wins on their home turf. In Round 1, they upset Geelong; while in Round 10, they bested none other than ladder-leaders Melbourne. A win over the Lions today would make it three from three over current top-four sides this year.
Captain Rory Sloane has once again proved he’s one of the gutsiest players in footy, choosing to play on through a nasty finger injury rather than opt for season-ending surgery. With a normal player, you’d expect to see them tone down their attack on the footy, but Sloane knows no other way than pedal to the metal.
The Lions’ status as AFL heavyweights was affirmed with a thumping win over another contender in Geelong last week. With gun defender Harris Andrews in fine form, the midfield clicking with the return of Lachie Neale from injury and the most dangerous forward line in the game, Chris Fagan’s team look well on track to progress deep into the finals.
Neale’s hamstring is on watch this afternoon, after reports he injured it during the week. He’s been named in the starting 22, but it would surprise nobody if the Lions pulled a late change.
B: 39 Tom Doedee, 41 Jordon Butts, 1 Chayce Jones
HB: 33 Brodie Smith, 8 Jake Kelly, 16 Luke Brown
C: 38 Lachlan Sholl, 2 Ben Keays, 14 David Mackay
HF: 25 Ned McHenry, 13 Taylor Walker, 21 Sam Berry
F: 10 Luke Pedlar, 7 Riley Thilthorpe, 31 James Rowe
FOLL: 43 Reilly O’Brien, 29 Rory Laird, 9 Rory Sloane (c)
INT: 11 Paul Seedsman, 22 Billy Frampton, 26 Harry Schoenberg, 28 Nick Murray
EMG: 6 Jackson Hately, 17 Will Hamill, 34 Elliott Himmelberg, 36 Andrew McPherson
IN: Billy Frampton, Nick Murray, Luke Pedlar (debut)
OUT: Darcy Fogarty, Shane McAdam, Will Hamill
B: 14 Grant Birchall, 31 Harris Andrews, 40 Jack Payne
HB: 10 Daniel Rich, 24 Marcus Adams, 37 Brandon Starcevich
C: 15 Dayne Zorko, 33 Zac Bailey, 5 Mitch Robinson
HF: 6 Hugh McCluggage, 30 Eric Hipwood, 11 Lincoln McCarthy
F: 25 Daniel McStay, 3 Joe Daniher, 23 Charlie Cameron
FOL: 46 Oscar McInerney, 9 Lachie Neale, 17 Jarryd Lyons
I/C: 2 Deven Robertson, 4 Callum Ah Chee, 7 Jarrod Berry, 18 Keidean Coleman
EMG: 13 Tom Berry, 20 Jaxon Prior, 36 Rhys Mathieson, 38 Connor Ballenden