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Sir Douglas Nicholls Indigenous round continues here in Adelaide tonight with the Adelaide Crows playing host to the red-hot St Kilda. Join The Roar for live scores, coverage and analysis from 7:30pm (AEST).
Tonight is a huge game for the Saints as they look to cement themselves in the top four as we approach the halfway point of the season.
The Crows went down to the in-form Lions last week but they will be looking to strike against a wounded Saints outfit, missing captain and superstar Jack Steele in the midfield.
The home side have two of the most in-form mids in the game in Rory Laird and Ben Keays, who have an output that the Saints will want to get under control early. Up forward, Taylor Walker has been in red-hot form this season, averaging nearly three goals a game since returning from suspension. The Saints’ defence will need to cover him well as his contested marking ability has been difficult for opposition teams to stop so far in 2022.
Adelaide have had some serious highs and lows this season: they feel like a team that is about to explode out of the blocks and find their 2017 form in the coming years.
The Saints have had some impressive wins this year and they will look to continue this form in South Australia tonight. However, they will need to do so with a couple of really big players in Steele and Jack Higgins.
Steele has been the Saints’ most important player in the last couple of years since taking over as captain. He has repaid the faith of his coach since moving him away from a tagging role.
What I am looking forward to most is seeing who will go to Taylor Walker and Tim Membrey from the respective backlines.
I am tipping the Saints to pull off a famous victory in Adelaide by 12 points.
B: M. Hinge, N. Murray, T. Doedee
HB: C. Jones, L. Brown, B. Smith (c)
C: J. Dawson, R. Laird, J. Soligo
HF: L. Murphy, J. Rachele, J. Rowe
F: S. McAdam, T. Walker, R. Thilthorpe
FOLL: K. Strachan, B. Keays, S. Berry
I/C: J. Hately, W. Hamill, N. McHenry, D. Fogarty
EMG: L. Pedlar, J. Worrell, E. Himmelberg, L. Sholl
IN: Murphy, Thilthorpe
OUT: Himmelberg, Sholl
B: J. Battle, D. Howard (c), C. Wilkie
HB: B. Paton, J. Sinclair, B. Long
C: D. McKenzie, S. Ross, B. Hill
HF: N. Wanganeen-Milera, C. Sharman, T. Membrey (c)
F: M. King, R. Marshall, J. Gresham
FOLL: P. Ryder, Z. Jones, B. Crouch
I/C: J. Billings, M. Windhager, J. Webster, M. Wood
EMG: R. Byrnes, M. Owens, J. Lienert, T. Highmore
IN: Wanganeen-Milera, Windhager (R9 medi-sub)
OUT: Higgins, Steele