Australian Football League (AFL) Live Adelaide Crows vs Hawthorn Hawks match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide,Friday 11 july 2014 online, 19:50 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
There are a few issues at the selection table for both sides with Patrick Dangerfield (knee), Scott Thompson (hamstring), Ben Rutten (concussion) and Daniel Talia (leg) all needing to pass fitness tests in order to play. Matt Crouch, Mitch Grigg and Cam Ellis-Yolmen loom as likely replacements. Whilst for the Hawks, Brian Lake (susp) and Brad Sewell (hamstring) will definitely miss and Brad Hill is in doubt with a knee. Youngster Billy Hartung could make a surprise return whilst Kyle Cheney is likely in for Lake – or the Hawks could bring in a forward/midfielder and throw Schoenmakers down back.
The Hawks slipped to second on the ladder after a shock loss to North last Friday night. They’re still 11-4 and rank first in disposals and points per game this year. The Crows sit 9th on the ladder, only a game outside of a finals berth. Brenton Sanderson’s men have won three out of their last four games including wins over finals-bound sides Port and the Gold Coast. They rank fourth in points per game this season. Four of the past five Adelaide-Hawthorn games have totalled over 188-points.
Hawthorn was too good for Adelaide in round 6 last year with veterans Luke Hodge and Sam Mitchell leading the way. They both had 29 disposals whilst Brad Hill, Luke Breust and Jack Gunston kicked multiple goals in the 11-point victory. For Adelaide, Dangerfield had 35 touches and two goals in a best on ground performance in a losing side.
Backs L.Brown, D.Talia, B.Rutten
HBacks B.Smith, A.Otten, R.Laird
Centre B.Martin, S.Thompson, R.Sloane
HForwards P.Dangerfield, J.Jenkins, M.Wright
Forwards E.Betts, T.Walker, J.Podsiadly
Followers S.Jacobs, B.Crouch, R.Douglas
Interchange T.Lynch, R.Henderson, M.Jaensch, J.Porplyzia
Emergencies M.Crouch, J.Lyons, L.Thompson
Backs A.Litherland, M.Spangher, M.Suckling
HBacks L.Hodge, B.Stratton, G.Birchall
Centre I.Smith, S.Mitchell, L.Shiels
HForwards P.Puopolo, J.Gunston, L.Breust
Forwards R.Schoenmakers, J.Roughead, J.Lewis
Followers B.McEvoy, S.Burgoyne, W.Langford
Interchange J.Ceglar, B.Ross, T.Duryea, J.Simpkin
Emergencies L.Lowden, K.Cheney, A.Woodward
Ins J.Simpkin, B.McEvoy, W.Langford
Outs D.Hale, B.Lake, B.Sewell