ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: Rory Laird of the Crows tooks to pass the ball during the round 11 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the St Kilda Saints at Adelaide Oval on June 5, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

LATE MAIL: Crows defender withdrawn from Pies clash

Defender Rory Laird has been withdrawn from Adelaide’s team to confront Collingwood on Saturday night.

Laird, 22, reported hip soreness with the Club deciding not to risk the former rookie for the clash at Adelaide Oval.

Former Magpie Paul Seedsman has replaced Laird in the selected side and will take on his former teammates for the first time.