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Rory Sloane has not recovered in time from the appendectomy he had just eight days ago. The risk of internal damage was too great for the Crows star who will have to wait another week or two – depending on Thursday’s result – before he can take the field again. Should Adelaide win tomorrow night and progress straight to the preliminary final, Sloane will have gone four weeks without playing a game.

Daniel Talia and Crows’ captain Taylor Walker have both recovered and will take the field alongside Hugh Greenwood whose tackling pressure will be a boost for the team. Wayne Milera and Alex Keath have been omitted.

The speculation regarding Steve Johnson has come to a head with the crafty forward dumped in favour on the more consistent Matt de Boer. Devon Smith will also miss out due to knee soreness, a complaint he has been battling with all season. GWS have opted to take a team to Adelaide that can run out the full four quarters but Smith is expected to be available for the Giants’ next match, whether next week or in a fortnight. Defender Harrison Himmelberg comes into the Giants side for just his 14th career game.

Adelaide Crows v GWS Giants

Thursday, September 7 | AO | 7:20pm ACST

Adelaide Crows

IN: Daniel Talia, Taylor Walker, Hugh Greenwood
OUT: Wayne Milera (Omitted), Rory Sloane (Illness), Alex Keath (Omitted)

FB: Rory Laird, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB: Jake Kelly, Kyle Hartigan, David Mackay
C: Brodie Smith, Brad Crouch, Rory Atkins
HF: Tom Lynch, Taylor Walker, Charlie Cameron
FF: Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Mitch McGovern
FOL: Sam Jacobs, Richard Douglas, Matt Crouch
INT: Riley Knight, Jake Lever, Hugh Greenwood, Paul Seedsman
EMG: Scott Thompson, Andy Otten, Wayne Milera

GWS Giants

IN: Matt de Boer, Harrison Himmelberg
OUT: Devon Smith (Knee), Steve Johnson (Omitted)

FB: Adam Tomlinson, Phil Davis, Heath Shaw
HB: Nathan Wilson, Aidan Corr, Brett Deledio
C: Lachie Whitfield, Callan Ward, Tom Scully
HF: Josh Kelly, Jeremy Cameron, Rory Lobb
FF: Toby Greene, Jonathon Patton, Matt de Boer
FOL: Shane Mumford, Stephen Coniglio, Jacob Hopper
INT: Nick Haynes, Harrison Himmelberg, Zac Williams, Dylan Shiel
EMG: Tim Taranto, Steve Johnson, Harry Perryman

 

Teams for the remaining three matches will be available tomorrow evening.

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