The Western Bulldogs and Adelaide Crows meet in Ballarat to open the AFL’s Saturday action, with the match to be a true test of whether the Crows are genuine top-eight material.
The Bulldogs (2-3, 100.7%) found form in last week’s 68-point Good Friday win over North Melbourne.
But Luke Beveridge’s side has been dealt a cruel blow with Tim English’s hamstring injury as Stefan Martin comes in for his first game of 2022, while Lachie Hunter and Mitch Wallis also come out for personal reasons.
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The Crows (2-3, 94.8%) enjoyed a big win over the Tigers last week to breath life into their season despite Rory Sloane going down with a season-ending ACL injury.
After the win, Fox Footy commentator Dwayne Russell said the Crows appeared to be a “finals threat”.
ROLLING MATCH REPORT
There were no late changes for either side, with Rhylee West (Bulldogs) and Will Hamill (Crows) named the medical subs.
This match gets underway at 1:45pm AEST from Mars Stadium.
Watch it live on Fox Footy on channel 504.
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