The first game on Sunday for AFL Round 20 is between Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Crows. The opening bounce is set to commence at 1:10 PM with the game to be played at Gabba. The favourite for the match is away team Adelaide Crows. View our preview and teams for the game between Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Crows.
Round: Round 20 , August 10, 2014, 1:10 PM
Weather: 23° Mostly sunny.
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ALMOST every game at this stage of the season has finals implications, and this one is no different. After Adelaide’s shock loss against West Coast last week, the Crows are desperate to win to push back into the top eight. But what looked a relative ‘gimme’ game a few weeks back is now anything but, with the Lions winning five of their past nine matches. They won an ugly encounter against Melbourne last week, but have unearthed some genuine talent in key position players Daniel McStay, Michael Close and Darcy Gardiner, along with midfielders James Aish and Lewy Taylor. Adelaide’s desperation and class should be enough, but they wouldn’t want to underestimate the rapidly improving Lions.
B, Justin Clarke, Matt Maguire, Ryan Harwood
HB, Jed Adcock, Daniel McStay, Joel Patfull
C, Rohan Bewick, Pearce Hanley, Dayne Zorko
HF, Josh Green, Michael Close, Jack Crisp
F, Daniel Merrett, Jonathan Freeman, Lewis Taylor
Fol, Stefan Martin, Tom Rockliff, James Aish
I/C, Ashley McGrath, Claye Beams, Nick Robertson, Marco Paparone, Darcy Gardiner, Sam Mayes, Ryan Lester,
In, Jonathan Freeman, Nick Robertson, Marco Paparone
B Luke Brown, Daniel Talia, Luke Thompson.
HB Brodie Smith, Andy Otten, Matthew Jaensch
C David Mackay, Brad Crouch, Ricky Henderson
HF Richard Douglas, Josh Jenkins, Mitch Grigg
F Matthew Wright, Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts
Fol Sam Jacobs, Patrick Dangerfield, Rory Sloane
I/C Tom Lynch, Rory Laird, Jarryd Lyons, Sam Shaw, Brodie Martin, Charlie Cameron, Matt Crouch (three to be omitted)
In Tom Lynch, Jarryd Lyons, Sam Shaw, Charlie Cameron, Matt Crouch.
Out James Podsiadly (managed), Scott Thompson (hamstring)