ADELAIDE captain Rory Sloane has recovered from an eye injury just in time for the Showdown, while Port Adelaide will welcome back midfield veteran Travis Boak.

Both teams will be looking to bounce back after heavy losses in round seven, when Port lost by 49 points against Brisbane and the Crows copped a 67-point shellacking.

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Pride will be on the line for both teams, with each sitting at 24 Showdown wins.

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Match Previews R8: Port Adelaide v Adelaide

Sportsbet's Nathan Brown and Matthew Richardson preview the Showdown game between the Power and Crows at the Adelaide Oval

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Sloane returns after a month on the sidelines with a detached retina, while Boak missed one game with a minor quad complaint.

In his first Showdown, Port recruit Aliir Aliir is likely to have the tough role of playing on Coleman Medal leader Taylor Walker.

The Power enter the round in third place on the ladder with a 5-2 record, while the Crows sit at 13th with a 3-4 record.

Port Adelaide v Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST 

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MEDICAL SUBSTITUTE
Port Adelaide: Martin Frederick
Adelaide: Andrew McPherson

POWER v CROWS Follow it LIVE

Melbourne v Sydney at the MCG, 7.25pm AEST

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Melbourne: Kade Chandler
Sydney: Nick Blakey

DEMONS v SWANS Follow it LIVE

North Melbourne v Collingwood at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST

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North Melbourne: Will Phillips
Collingwood: Callum Brown

KANGAROOS v MAGPIES Follow it LIVE

Greater Western Sydney v Essendon at Giants Stadium, 2.10pm AEST   

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Greater Western Sydney: Conor Stone
Essendon: Matt Guelfi

Gold Coast v St Kilda at Metricon Stadium, 1.45pm AEST

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Gold Coast: Nil
St Kilda: Seb Ross (personal reasons) replaced in selected side by Mason Wood

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Gold Coast: Alex Sexton
St Kilda: Jack Lonie