ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Scott Thompson of the Crows wins the ball during the round 23 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval on August 26, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Crows re-sign midfielder pair

Adelaide midfielders Scott Thompson and Harrison Wigg have both signed one-year contract extensions at the Crows.

Thompson, who has played 307 AFL games, will enter his 17th season and will continue to lead and mentor the young Adelaide midfield.

The 33 year-old midfielder was still at his damaging best in 2016, finishing first at the club in clearances and third in total disposals.

The Crows have also rewarded Wigg for another solid season, as the 19-year-old was on the verge of making his AFL debut on numerous occasions this season having been named as an emergency.

Crows General Manager of List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said the club is well placed heading into the AFL’s trade period.

“We are pleased with how our list is developing and a number of players in both the AFL and SANFL line-ups made good progress in 2016,” Reid said.

“However, there is always room for improvement and as we have often stated we will aim to bolster our talent through the draft while targeting specific needs in the trade window.”


  1. I wouldn’t call Thompson’s best damaging at all. A great player who should have put the club first and stepped back for the youngsters. He’s too slow in mind and body, often putting other players under the pump, if not himself, as he’s taken too long to make a damn decision. More than likely we will now lose Jarrod Lyons and possibly even more as we’re wasting money and opportunity on this bloke. Never gonna beat the fast young sides when we persist with playing guys like this. It would have been a tough call given how good he has been but wish the right people at the club had the balls to make it.

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