COULD Australia adopt Adelaide's 'Power Rangers' stance during the national anthem in Sunday's Virgin Australia International Rules Series opener against Ireland in Adelaide?

Apparently so, according to coach Chris Scott.

With his tongue half in his cheek, Scott suggested on Wednesday afternoon he wasn't a fan of the arm linking at anthem time and was open to suggestions, including the straight-arm stance the Crows adopted in last season's finals series.

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"It's certainly something that needs to be discussed," Scott told Adelaide radio station FIVEaa.

"I'm a staunch anti-linker. 

"I know the majority of the teams do link arms.

"When in Rome, you do what the Romans do, so maybe we go the Crows way and do the power stance."

Scott was chuckling through his answer, but clearly wasn't sold on what to do when Advance Australia Fair rung around Adelaide Oval.

Another decision he is yet to make is who will captain the team, a problem he said the coaching staff – and not the players – would ultimately decide.

"We haven't absolutely decided, mainly because it's pretty difficult," he said.

"There's quite a few club captains in there; Travis Boak, Nat Fyfe, Scott Pendlebury, Joel Selwood, then you've got Shaun Burgoyne who's played the game again as the elder statesman, even someone like Rory Sloane would do a great job.

"We'll talk to a few more players and make a call on that.

"It's an embarrassment of riches."

Scott said despite the limited preparation – the players meet in Adelaide on Thursday – Australia was showing the contest the ultimate respect.

He said they would play an aggressive, free-flowing brand of football.


First Test: Adelaide Oval, Sunday, November 12
Second Test: Domain Stadium, Saturday, November 18