Australian Football League Adelaide Crows vs Port Adelaide Power Live Stream Free, AFL 2019 JLT Series Live Stream. Adelaide Crows vs Port Adelaide Power match will be kickoff at The Memorial Oval, Port Pirie, Australia, Saturday 02 March 2019 online, 16:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Coming off a heartbreaking end to their 2017 campaign that saw them lose the Grand Final to a rampant Richmond, the Adelaide Crows entered 2018 looking to leave no stone unturned in their quest for their third flag.
Bar Gold Coast and the GWS Giants, no club has been more affected by key players leaving the club than the Crows, and that rang true again following the Richmond defeat, with defender Jake Lever and forward Charlie Cameron both seeking trades to Melbourne and Brisbane respectively.
Adelaide’s bid for AFL supremacy would eventually be their undoing, with details of a controversial pre-season training camp that left several players ‘bewildered and mentally distressed’ coming to the fore during a season in which the Crows were sitting in the top four heading into Round 10.
A horrible form implosion from that point on, including a four-game losing streak, saw Adelaide become just the sixth side since 2000 to miss the finals a year after playing in a Grand Final.
Outstanding rebounding defender Rory Laird collected his first Malcolm Blight Medal along with a second All Australian berth, while Matt Crouch and Josh Jenkins rounded out the top three.
The Crows bid farewell to a number of players following their disappointing 12th finish, with Curtly Hampton and Sam Gibson both hanging up the boots after a combined 17 games with the club, while untried father-son duo Ben Jarman and Jackson Edwards were both delisted, as were Harry Dear, Matthew Signorello and Paul Hunter, with the latter to be redrafted as a rookie. Journeyman Kyle Cheney was also axed after 85 games with Adelaide, Melbourne and Hawthorn.
Adelaide again saw elite talent walk out the doors at West Lakes, with Mitch McGovern defying the contract extension he signed in 2017 and demanding a trade. The high-flying forward was eventually sent to Carlton in a complex deal that saw Adelaide receive pick 13, a future fifth round selection and Shane McAdam, who the Blues had the rights to via the AFL’s new pre-draft access for struggling clubs.
Having been bundled out of the 2017 finals in extraordinary circumstances following a Luke Shuey goal after the siren in extra time, Port Adelaide aggressively hit the trade and free agency period, looking to enhance their 2018 squad as they searched for their first finals victory since 2014.
With the arrival of Tom Rockliff, Steven Motlop and Jack Watts, a new-look Power outfit sat atop the AFL ladder after an unbeaten opening three weeks of the season. By the end of Round 16 they were on a five-game winning streak, which included strong victories over premiership contenders Richmond and Melbourne, and were sitting comfortably in fourth position.
But a horror end to the season in which they dropped six of their final seven matches saw the Power fall out of finals contention in embarrassing fashion, dropping to tenth on the ladder with a 12-10 record. It marked the third time in the last four years that Port Adelaide finished either ninth or tenth, highlighting their inability to take the next step.
In a thrilling best and fairest count, Port’s oldest player, Justin Westhoff, claimed his first John Cahill Medal, beating Tom Jonas and Ollie Wines, who both tied for second.
The list turnover at the Power continued in earnest once the season concluded. Former Roo Lindsay Thomas, after extending his career with the Power by seven games, announced his retirement following a total of 212 matches and 329 goals. Jimmy Toumpas, Dom Barry and Jake Neade were all delisted, as were rookies Cameron Hewett, Will Snelling and Emmanuel Irra.
Port’s ruck stocks received a much-needed boost with the signing of premiership Eagle Scott Lycett via free agency. With speculation growing during the season that gun speedster Jared Polec would be leaving the club, it was confirmed when he and Jasper Pittard were both packaged in a deal, along with pick 48, and sent to North Melbourne, with the Power receiving back the Roos’ selection 11 and a future fourth-round pick.
FB: Tom Doedee, Daniel Talia, Rory Laird
HB: Brodie Smith, Alex Keath, Wayne Milera
C: Rory Atkins, Matt Crouch, Paul Seedsman
HF: Tom Lynch, Taylor Walker, Bryce Gibbs
FF: Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Jordan Gallucci
R: Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane, Brad Crouch
I/C: Luke Brown, Hugh Greenwood, Reilly O’Brien, Darcy Fogarty
EMG: Shane McAdam, Tyson Stengle, Riley Knight, Richard Douglas
FB: Darcy Byrne-Jones, Tom Clurey, Tom Jonas
HB: Dan Houston, Dougal Howard, Hamish Hartlett
C: Ryan Burton, Sam Powell-Pepper, Steven Motlop
HF: Travis Boak, Todd Marshall, Justin Westhoff
FF: Robbie Gray, Charlie Dixon, Paddy Ryder
R: Scott Lycett, Ollie Wines, Tom Rockliff
IC: Brad Ebert, Riley Bonner, Connor Rozee, Kane Farrell
EMG: Jarrod Lienert, Jack Watts, Sam Gray, Matthew Broadbent