AFL Pre Seasons NAB Cup Live Port Adelaide Power vs Adelaide Crows Stream AFL Pre Seasons NAB Challenge match will be kick off at AAMI Stadium, SA, Australia, Saturday 21 March 2015 online, 16.40pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Foxtell.
Port Adelaide Power is adding bulk ahead of the 2015 season and has smashed the public perception that they will have a leaner side this season.
The Power is heading down the same path as Carlton champion Chris Judd, who has spoken about adding muscle to make him more explosive, rather than turning into a lean greyhound version of a footballer.
Coach Ken Hinkley said the club’s figures suggested an average increase in weight had been recorded by the fitness staff — at around 0.6kg — but that figure is pushed down by senior players retiring and being replaced by light-framed rookies.
Hinkley shook his head at the suggestion that Port’s players are shedding weight for running purposes and do not have the same muscular power ahead of this season.
“We’re not leaner,’’ Hinkley said. “It’s a myth.
“It’s an absolute myth. Across the board, we’re actually heavier, by the numbers.
“I’ve heard the same story that we’re leaner because we’re training hard or we’re running hard but that’s not the fact.
“You lose some size at some stage with some players who leave your football club and you replace them with younger players. That happens.
Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has called on West Coast premiership mentor John Worsfold to review his coaching staff, starting with Saturday’s NAB Challenge clash with Port Adelaide at Football Park.
Worsfold will sit in Walsh’s box during the pre-season closer studying — and offering feedback — on how Walsh and his assistants work together in just their third official pre-season game.
The former West Coast captain and defender will study how Walsh and his team operate before, during and after the game giving invaluable insight on how Walsh can fast track the development of his match-day staff as a group — and as individuals, particularly those such as David Teague who are considered potential AFL senior coaches.
Walsh’s call to Worsfold just six months after forming his first coaching panel highlights how the new Adelaide coach is wasting no time to immediately and quickly improve the Crows.
Worsfold will be in the Crows’ camp answering a request from Walsh as a mentor rather than as the boss of the AFL Coaches Association.
Port Adelaide Power: 1. Travis Boak, 2. Kane Mitchell, 3. Jake Neade, 5. Matthew Broadbent, 7. Brad Ebert. 9.Robbie Gray, 11. John Butcher, 13. Cameron O’Shea, 14. Paul Stewart, 15. Karl Amon, 16. Oliver Wines, 17. Tom Clurey, 18. Kane Cornes, 19. Matt White, 21. Jared Polec, 23. Matthew Lobbe, 24. Jarman Impey, 27. Alipate Carlile, 28. Jay Schulz, 29. Jasper Pittard, 34. Jarrad Redden, 36. Jack Hombsch, 39. Justin Westhoff, 40. Aaron Young, 41. Brendon Ah Chee, 42. Tom Jonas, 46. Sam Gray
Adelaide Crows: 1. James Podsiadly, 2. Brad Crouch, 4. Josh Jenkins, 7. Nathan Van Berlo, 8. Mitch Grigg, 9. Rory Sloane, 10. Matthew Jaensch, 11. Matthew Wright, 12. Daniel Talia, 13. Taylor Walker, 14. David Mackay, 15. Kyle Hartigan, 16. Luke Brown, 18. Eddie Betts, 24. Sam Jacobs, 25. Kyle Cheney, 26. Richard Douglas, 27. Tom Lynch, 28. Cam Ellis-Yolmen, 29. Rory Laird, 31. Jarryd Lyons, 32. Patrick Dangerfield, 33. Brodie Smith, 36. Brodie Martin, 45. Ricky Henderson, 46. Keenan Ramsey, 47. Jake Kelly