Australian Football Live Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane Lions JLT Series Stream AFL 2017 Pre Seasons Week 04 match will be kick off at Hickinbotham Oval, Adelaide, Australia, Saturday 11 March 2017 online, 15.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
A settled senior line-up coupled with a year of fluctuating form and injuries in the SANFL meant Menzel did not play a game last season.
But the former Blue has impressed Crows coaching staff this summer and is determined to return to the AFL landscape.
“He turned up and we knew he was ready to go, we could see he had a real desire and that has transferred into the games,” Crows assistant coach David Teague told reporters on Friday.
“He’s playing well. He had some really important, not just possessions, but impact on the game on the weekend and hopefully that will continue.
“The more time he spends out there with this group, I’m thinking he will only get better.”
Menzel has another chance to press his selection claims for Adelaide’s premiership season opener in the Club’s last JLT Community Series match against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday.
“He had the right approach last year, it was just he came off a hip operation so he was just a bit behind the eight ball,” Teague said.
“The way he approached it last year was outstanding, everything we asked of him he did.
“But he has built on that. He has had a full pre-season and now you can see he’s playing good football.”
Teague believes Menzel has the talent to break into Adelaide’s vaunted forward line, which was the highest-scoring outfit in the competition last season.
But Teague, deployed as Adelaide’s forward line coach, said despite last year’s attacking excellence, the Club had tinkered with their attacking approach for Season 2017.
Adelaide Crows: 3. Riley Knight, 4. Josh Jenkins, 7. Jordan Gallucci, 8. Jake Kelly, 10. Harrison Wigg, 12. Daniel Talia, 13. Taylor Walker, 14. David Mackay, 15. Kyle Hartigan, 16. Luke Brown, 17. Curtly Hampton, 18. Eddie Betts, 20. Hugh Greenwood, 21. Rory Atkins, 22. Andy Otten, 23. Charlie Cameron, 24. Sam Jacobs, 26. Richard Douglas, 27. Tom Lynch, 29. Rory Laird, 30. Wayne Milera Junior, 31. Myles Poholke, 32. Troy Menzel, 33. Brodie Smith, 41. Mitch McGovern, 43. Reilly O’Brien, 44. Matt Crouch
Brisbane Lions: 1. Ben Keays, 2. Ryan Harwood, 4. Ryan Bastinac, 5. Mitch Robinson, 7. Tom Bell, 8. Rohan Bewick, 9. Dayne Beams, 10. Daniel Rich, 12. Stefan Martin, 15. Dayne Zorko, 17. Claye Beams, 18. Nick Robertson, 20. Cedric Cox, 25. Daniel McStay, 26. Tom Cutler, 27. Darcy Gardiner, 28. Lewis Taylor, 30. Eric Hipwood, 31. Harris Andrews, 32. Sam Mayes, 33. Michael Close, 35. Ryan Lester, 36. Rhys Mathieson, 38. Tom Rockliff, 40. Matt Hammelmann, 43. Jake Barrett, 44. Archie Smith