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Final teams: Adelaide v Richmond

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Taylor Walker will play his first game of the season

ADELAIDE skipper Taylor Walker is back to lead the Crows in Thursday night's highly anticipated Grand Final rematch against Richmond at a sold-out Adelaide Oval.

Both sides didn't make any late changes, meaning the Crows will have seven new faces to the team which was thumped by 48 points to see their premiership dreams evaporate.

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Star recruit Bryce Gibbs – fresh off an outstanding 35-possession, two-goal debut – headlines the Crows' inclusions, joining second-gamers Darcy Fogarty, Tom Doedee and Lachlan Murphy.

Forward Mitch McGovern, who missed the Grand Final with a hamstring injury, midfielder Cam Ellis-Yolmen and speedster Wayne Milera, who proved his fitness from a knee injury in a SANFL trial last weekend, are also added to the side.

Walker missed the Crows' round one loss to Essendon with a foot injury.

From the Grand Final, the Crows are without Jake Lever (Melbourne), Charlie Cameron (Brisbane), Tom Lynch (illness), Riley Knight (ankle), Brad Crouch (osteitis pubis), Richard Douglas (suspension) and Andy Otten (omitted).

The Tigers will aim to make it 2-0 for the season on the night skipper Trent Cotchin celebrates his 200th game.

Shai Bolton, Reece Conca, Jayden Short and Corey Ellis come into their Grand Final side for Nathan Broad (club-imposed suspension), Nick Vlastuin (concussion), Daniel Rioli (ankle) and Dion Prestia (hamstring).

Adelaide v Richmond at Adelaide Oval, 7.20pm ACDT


Hugh Greenwood, David Mackay, Cameron Ellis-Yolmen, Darcy Fogarty
Richmond: Jayden Short, Shai Bolton, Corey Ellis, Jack Graham