Port Adelaide
Power
12.11 (83)
12.11
83
Adelaide
Crows
15.10 (100)
15.10
100
FULLTIME
2017-04-08T09:40:00Z
Adelaide Oval

Preview

Because ‘The Showdown’ isn’t big enough, the two South Australian-based teams sit atop the AFL ladder after two rounds and have quite comfortably been the most convincing teams over the opening fortnight of the season.

Injuries to key players have overshadowed the build up however, with Adelaide’s Josh Jenkins and Port’s Robbie Gray both in doubt for the match. Port’s Jack Hombsch will be out for up to a month with a knee injury.

Jenkins is less likely out of the two to play after copping a rib-tickling knock at high speed following a collision with Hawthorn debutant Teia Miles. Gray, meanwhile, is suffering from a groin straight following a dominant 30 possession, six goal game last week against Fremantle.

Defender Andy Otten could be in line to return for the Crows however could be swung around to the opposite 50 should Jenkins not play. Jake Lever could also make his first appearance of the season.

As for who will (try to) shut down the elusive Eddie Betts, Nathan Krakouer’s name will be up for discussion at the selection table despite not having played since the JLT series. Half backs Jasper Pittard and Hamish Hartlett are also a chance to be included to provide the Power some run from their defensive 50. Jackson Trengove is likely to fill the Hombsch void in defence.

Both teams run at high speed. Both teams like to score and more importantly, know how to. One team will suffer their first lost of the season come Saturday night while the other will have bragging rights until next time.

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This has all of the makings to be a classic.

Crows by 3.

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats


336 Disposals 387
145 Contested Possessions 176
202 Kicks 223
134 Handballs 164
26 Free Kicks 21
43 Clearances 44
15 Centre Clearances 13
28 Stoppages 31
58 Inside 50 53
69 Marks 82
9 Marks in 50 17
13 Contested Marks 11
80 Tackles 79
52 Hit-Outs 46

Player Stats


Port Adelaide Power

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Aaron Young1453
Brad Ebert1511262129
Brett Eddy4372121
Chad Wingard81922321
Charlie Dixon6612541261
Dan Houston125174231
Darcy Byrne-Jones1562153141
Hamish Hartlett10919411
Jackson Trengove86145112
Jared Polec157223111
Jarman Impey5611431
Justin Westhoff133163361
Karl Amon5813313
Matthew Broadbent9413213
Ollie Wines171330332721
Patrick Ryder56114481331
Robbie Gray9101922382
Sam Gray761311132
Sam Powell-Pepper12416111411
Tom Clurey7731
Tom Jonas639522
Travis Boak13132661141

Adelaide Crows

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Andy Otten881634132
Brodie Smith158232212
Charlie Cameron97163261
Curtly Hampton12618319
Daniel Talia7613211
David Mackay74112241
Eddie Betts1241652431
Jake Kelly610162314
Jake Lever549311
Kyle Hartigan61016211
Luke Brown76134121
Matt Crouch211132535
Mitch McGovern55103221
Richard Douglas1811293172
Riley Knight77145242
Rory Atkins9101931
Rory Laird1411254314
Rory Sloane15163154911
Sam Jacobs549442115
Taylor Walker15217102341
Tom Lynch1482273232
Wayne Milera6612212

Summary

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