7.18 (60)
21.14 (140)


This game couldn’t have come at a better time for the Crows. Coming off the back of two straight losses, they face the Lions, who sit on the bottom of the ladder.

You have to feel for Brisbane, who have given their supporters hope with their style of play so far this year. It’s just a shame they have very little to show for it. Now they have to go up against a side who is on the hunt for a win, and is having questions raised about them.

It will be interesting to see if Chris Fagan decides to send somebody to Rory Sloane. In the past two weeks he has been tagged, and his impact nullified. If it happens for a third week in a row serious questions will be asked.

Adelaide will be too good in this one and should maintain their spot on top of the ladder.

Tip: Crows by 44

Team Line-Ups

IN Dayne Beams, Hugh McCluggage, M. Hammelmann
OUTRohan Bewick, Josh Schache, Tom Rockliff
IN Jake Lever, Jordan Gallucci, Hugh Greenwood
OUTTroy Menzel, Josh Jenkins, David Mackay
FB 27 Darcy Gardiner 31 Harris Andrews 10 Daniel Rich
FF 22 Andy Otten 13 Taylor Walker 30 Wayne Milera
HB 34 Sam Mayes 14 Josh Walker 18 Nick Robertson
HF 23 Charlie Cameron 27 Tom Lynch 18 Eddie Betts
C 22 Marco Paparone 15 Dayne Zorko 35 Ryan Lester
C 21 Rory Atkins 2 Brad Crouch 33 Brodie Smith
HF 28 Lewis Taylor 33 Michael Close 43 Jake Barrett
HB 9 Rory Sloane 12 Daniel Talia 8 Jake Kelly
FF 7 Tom Bell 30 Eric Hipwood 1 Ben Keays
FB 16 Luke Brown 15 Kyle Hartigan 29 Rory Laird
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Team Stats

359 Disposals 442
149 Contested Possessions 162
211 Kicks 257
148 Handballs 185
15 Free Kicks 21
34 Clearances 38
12 Centre Clearances 14
22 Stoppages 24
51 Inside 50 67
72 Marks 99
5 Marks in 50 18
6 Contested Marks 11
66 Tackles 60
36 Hit-Outs 40

Player Stats

Brisbane Lions

Ben Keays7916441
Claye Beams22411
Daniel Rich218292221
Darcy Gardiner7512312
Dayne Beams1723407161
Dayne Zorko2152661423
Eric Hipwood5491136
Harris Andrews113146211
Hugh McCluggage6915111
Jake Barrett7613212822
Jarrod Berry610163221
Josh Walker7411311211
Lewis Taylor13112431133
Marco Paparone8513112
Matthew Hammelmann62821111
Michael Close8210532231
Nick Robertson831131361
Ryan Harwood941352
Ryan Lester13102344
Sam Mayes137204
Stefan Martin97167333
Tom Bell7916251

Adelaide Crows

Andy Otten86141531321
Brad Crouch101929441
Brodie Smith851321
Charlie Cameron1531871242
Curtly Hampton63924
Daniel Talia71320711
Eddie Betts1331641432
Hugh Greenwood96152293
Jake Kelly111021413
Jake Lever137207221
Jordan Gallucci74112131
Kyle Hartigan63951
Luke Brown187257212
Matt Crouch122032213
Richard Douglas15924223
Rory Atkins17112891131
Rory Laird1918376211
Rory Sloane171431444
Sam Jacobs77142352
Taylor Walker145191013233
Tom Lynch1672381332
Wayne Milera951421111