Match Centre

  • Adelaide Crows v GWS Giants
  • Round 1 - 14:50 ACDT, Mar 26, 2017
  • Adelaide Oval
  • 33° Partly cloudy
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0 Losses 0
0.0 % 0.0
0 Points For 0
0 Points Against 0
Form

Recent Encounters

Round Result Venue Replay
R10, 2016

Adelaide Crows 15.17 (107)

GWS Giants13.7 (85)

AO Replay
R8, 2015

GWS Giants 16.12 (108)

Adelaide Crows12.12 (84)

SPO Replay
R16, 2014

GWS Giants 9.18 (72)

Adelaide Crows20.20 (140)

SPO Replay
R5, 2014

Adelaide Crows 21.11 (137)

GWS Giants10.12 (72)

AO Replay
R7, 2013

GWS Giants 7.10 (52)

Adelaide Crows29.13 (187)

SPO Replay
0 Disposals 0
0 Clearances 0
0 Inside 50 0
0 Contested Possessions 0
0 Tackles 0
0 Hit-Outs 0
0 Free Kicks 0

* Season Averages

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SUMMARY
The expectations couldn't be higher for the Giants after they fell short in one of the great preliminary finals last year to the eventual premiers. It is no wonder Leon Cameron's men are flag favourites. Their midfield is brimming with elite talent, Jeremy Cameron, Jonathon Patton and Rory Lobb are a three-headed monster in attack and Heath Shaw and Zac Williams provide great run and carry out of defence. Injured trio Stephen Coniglio, Brett Deledio and Aidan Corr are big losses, but the Crows have their own concerns for the season opener. Star midfielder Rory Sloane, captain Taylor Walker and defender Jake Lever are touch and go, while Brad Crouch, Scott Thompson and Paul Seedsman will need to build match fitness before they can return. The Crows have a potent attack, but will need their young midfielders to step up if they're going to get off to a winning start in 2017.

WHERE AND WHEN: Adelaide Oval, Sunday, March 26, 2.50pm ACDT
TV AND RADIO: Click here for broadcast guide

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R10, 2016: Adelaide 15.17 (107) d Greater Western Sydney 13.7 (85) at Adelaide Oval
R8, 2015: Greater Western Sydney 16.12 (108) d Adelaide 12.12 (84) at Spotless Stadium
R16, 2014: Adelaide 20.20 (140) d Greater Western Sydney 9.18 (72) at Spotless Stadium
R5, 2014: Adelaide 21.11 (137) d Greater Western Sydney 10.12 (72) at Adelaide Oval
R7, 2013: Adelaide 29.13 (187) d Greater Western Sydney 7.10 (52) at Spotless Stadium.

THE SIX POINTS
1. A huge third quarter was the catalyst for the Crows when they beat the Giants in round 10 last year. The Crows booted eight goals to one in the term while Eddie Betts and captain Taylor Walker combined for 10 goals for the game. Stephen Coniglio had 30 possessions for the Giants.

2. The Crows clearly have the upper hand in their seven previous encounters with the Giants. They have a 6-1 win/loss record, with four of those victories by more than 10 goals.

3. Adelaide Oval was a fortress for the Crows last year, winning 11 of their 13 games, five of those by more than 50 points. However, the Giants showed they are more than capable of winning on the road, finishing with a 7-3 interstate record in 2016.

4. This looms as a shoot-out between the two most potent attacks in the competition. The Crows led the League with 112 points per game in 2016, while the Giants were ranked second with 106 points per game.

5. At the contest, there is no better side than the Giants. They led the League in clearances last year with 41 per game, with Callan Ward, Stephen Coniglio and Dylan Shiel all ranked in the top 15 in the competition.

6. Adelaide will be hoping vice-captain Rory Sloane is cleared to play after being sidelined during the JLT Community Series with a fractured eye socket. Sloane will be the highest-ranked player in the Schick AFL Player Ratings on the ground, ranked eighth overall. He's just ahead of Giants duo Dylan Shiel (19th) and Callan Ward (21st).

IT'S A BIG WEEK FOR … Sam Jacobs.
In his 150th career game, the Crows ruckman faces a tough ask to open the season against the imposing Shane Mumford. With the Crows fielding an under-strength midfield, it'll be up to Jacobs to give them first use of the ball and try to deny the Giants' on-ballers as much as possible.

PREDICTION: Giants by 16 points

2017 AFL Tipping

Team Lineups

Team Lineups

Adelaide Crows

B

  • Rory Laird,
  • Daniel Talia,
  • Luke Brown

HB

  • Jake Kelly,
  • Kyle Hartigan,
  • Brodie Smith

C

  • David Mackay,
  • Matt Crouch,
  • Rory Sloane

HF

  • Eddie Betts,
  • Taylor Walker,
  • Tom Lynch

F

  • Charlie Cameron,
  • Josh Jenkins,
  • Mitch McGovern

Fol

  • Sam Jacobs,
  • Richard Douglas,
  • Rory Atkins

I/C

  • Curtly Hampton,
  • Andy Otten,
  • Wayne Milera,
  • Troy Menzel

Emg

  • Riley Knight,
  • Myles Poholke,
  • Reilly O'Brien

NO CHANGE

In

  • No Change

New

  • Curtly Hampton,
  • Troy Menzel

Milestones:

  • Charlie Cameron  - Playing 50th game,
  • Sam Jacobs  - Playing 150th game

GWS Giants

B

  • Zac Williams,
  • Phil Davis,
  • Adam Tomlinson

HB

  • Heath Shaw,
  • Nick Haynes,
  • Ryan Griffen

C

  • Adam Kennedy,
  • Dylan Shiel,
  • Josh Kelly

HF

  • Steve Johnson,
  • Jonathon Patton,
  • Rory Lobb

F

  • Toby Greene,
  • Jeremy Cameron,
  • Tom Scully

Fol

  • Shane Mumford,
  • Callan Ward,
  • Matthew Kennedy

I/C

  • Devon Smith,
  • Tim Taranto,
  • Matt Buntine,
  • Tendai Mzungu

Emg

  • Sam J. Reid,
  • Dawson Simpson,
  • Nathan Wilson

NO CHANGE

In

  • No Change

New

  • Tim Taranto,
  • Tendai Mzungu

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