RORY Sloane has been confirmed as Adelaide's sole captain for 2020, as the Crows unveiled a new-look leadership group.

But former captain, and then co-captain, Taylor Walker will not be a member of the five-player group. 

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The Crows announced their leaders on Tuesday, with Sloane supported by Matt Crouch, Tom Lynch and new faces All Australian Brodie Smith and defender Tom Doedee. 

Walker, who stepped down as co-captain at the end of last season, and Daniel Talia won't be a part of the leadership group.

Taylor Walker and Rory Sloane were joint captains of the Crows in 2019. Picture: AFL Photos

Josh Jenkins (now at Geelong) and Richard Douglas, who was not offered a new deal by the club, are others who are out of the 2019 ensemble. 

Every Crows player was asked for feedback on the club's leadership group before new coach Matthew Nicks settled on the group. He said Sloane was the obvious choice as skipper. 

"Rory typifies the qualities and attributes that every club wants in its leaders and he was a standout choice as captain, and I am confident we have the right mix of players assisting him," Nicks said. 

"They have a positive influence on others and genuinely care for their teammates, as well as coaches and staff across the organisation, and set elite standards in the way they prepare and carry themselves both on and off the field."

Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks speaks to the media with Crows CEO Andrew Fagan. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

Nicks said Walker and Talia were comfortable to no longer be official leaders at the club as they move into a new era.

"In regards to Taylor and Daniel, the feedback from their peers suggested they both could have been included in the leadership group but we have decided it is time to transition and provide leadership opportunities to others," he said.

"They were supportive of the decision and are highly respected members of the playing group, and will continue to provide guidance and advice across the football program."

Sloane, 29, is on track to play his 200th game for the Crows in their season opener against Sydney at Adelaide Oval on March 21.

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Ahead of the club's leadership group announcement, Sloane told AFL.com.au in recent days he was keen to remain as skipper.

"It's definitely less about what I want, it's more what's going to be best for this team going forward," Sloane said.

"If that's me, I'd be very honoured. 

"If it's someone else, it'd be a great challenge and something really good for this team as well.

It's important to make sure we make the right call, what's best for this team going forward.

- Rory Sloane

Sloane said he learnt plenty of valuable lessons in leadership from Walker, who was twice voted the best captain in the AFL by the AFL Players' Association.

"One of Tex's best qualities is he's unwavering in his belief," Sloane said.

"He sticks strong to what he believes in and that's something I learnt from Tex from the moment he was captain and I love that quality about him.

"He's the most loyal bloke I think I've ever met, not only for our footy team, but to his mates back home. They're probably the two qualities that stick out to me."

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