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TEAMS: Crows, Tigers name Grand Final sides

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ADELAIDE and Richmond will head into Saturday's Grand Final with settled line-ups after both clubs declined to make changes for the premiership decider.

Crows forward Mitch McGovern was earlier this week ruled out of returning to the side after missing the preliminary final with a hamstring strain, leaving the minor premiers to stick with Andy Otten against the Tigers.

There was also speculation that defender Kyle Hartigan could be forced out with a lack of obvious match-ups for the Crows backman.

However, coach Don Pyke and his match committee have backed in the side that stormed into the Grand Final with a comfortable preliminary final win over Geelong.

Youngster Wayne Milera, defender Alex Keath and back-up ruckman Reilly O'Brien have been named as the Crows' emergencies.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick forecast earlier in the week that the Tigers would head into the game unchanged, and the Essendon and Port Adelaide premiership player has stuck to his word by picking the same side that beat Greater Western Sydney convincingly last week.

There were some fitness doubts over Kane Lambert earlier in the week, but he trained fully on Thursday and has proved he is ready to face the Crows.

Ruckman Shaun Hampson, midfielder Corey Ellis and speedy half-back Jayden Short will be on standby as Richmond's emergencies.

It is the Crows' first Grand Final since 1998, while the Tigers haven't been in a Grand Final since 1982.

Saturday, September 30

Grand Final: Adelaide v Richmond at the MCG, 2.30pm

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