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Adelaide to host South Australia’s first State of Origin match in 2020

Game to be staged outside NSW and Queensland again‘Another massive coup’ for the Adelaide OvalAdelaide will host a State of Origin match when rugby league’s fiercest series hits the road again in 2020.The deal on Wednesday between the NRL and the South…

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Ashes: Australia lead by 268 but England boosted by early wickets – video report

A late surge from England reduced Australia to 53 for four in their second innings at the Adelaide Oval, but they still hold a substantial lead of 268 runs. Earlier, England limped to 227 all out with Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon doing the damage. Bu…

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Adelaide wilt under pressure as Richmond’s 37-year nightmare ends | Craig Little

The Tigers’ game has been defined by its manic, persistent pressure and the grand final was no different as the Crows were suffocated

With little more than 11 minutes remaining in the third quarter of Saturday’s grand final, Adelaide captain Taylor Walker kicked the Crows’ fifth goal to bring them to within 20 points of Richmond.

Walker carries the legacy of the late Phil Walsh perhaps closer than any of his team-mates, having been appointed captain of the club by Walsh in 2015. On the day of the appointment, Walsh said, “the message is to any young boys out there, believe in your dream and chase it as hard as you can. You might end up one day like Taylor Walker.”

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Adelaide Crows v Richmond Tigers: 2017 AFL grand final – live!

Live updates from the premiership decider at the MCGGet in touch with Jonathan on email or via Twitter @JPHowcroft 5.36am BST Q1 15:50 remaining – Adelaide 2.0 (12) v Richmond 0.0 (0)Two in the blink of an eye for the Crows! Betts, the oldest man on th…

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No injury concerns for Crows or Tigers after training on eve of AFL grand final

  • Adelaide midfielder Hugh Greenwood declared fit for Saturday’s decider
  • Richmond ‘in a good state’, says coach Damien Hardwick

The Richmond and Adelaide coaches have given their AFL grand final sides a clean bill of health after Friday’s training sessions.

Crows coach Don Pyke has dismissed any concern over midfielder Hugh Greenwood’s suspected calf complaint after Adelaide’s closed training session at the MCG on Friday morning. “All fine,” Pyke said.

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AFL vows to work harder to eradicate racism after Adelaide incidents

  • Port Adelaide ban fan who directed racist abuse at Eddie Betts
  • ‘We know our game can do more,’ says Gillon McLachlan

The AFL has admitted it can do more to stop racism as Indigenous players say they’re fed up with vilification in the sport. The league hierarchy is pledging to find ways to better educate fans after several incidents marred the Showdown in Adelaide over the weekend.

Just eight months after a Port fan threw a banana at him during a game, Crows player Eddie Betts was again subjected to racial abuse leading Port to suspend the membership of one of its fans who was evicted from Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

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All about heart and hate – the bedrock of any AFL rivalry worth its salt | Craig Little

Over the weekend there was a sense of occasion and drama born out of a barroom brawl in Adelaide while pure animosity pockmarked the Essendon-Carlton game

It is AFL football’s rivalries that do the heavy lifting in providing the game its passion and its heritage, having at their origin a sense of place – that sense of belonging that keeps us turning up week after week, loss after loss.

On Saturday night, 53,698 people – a record AFL crowd at the Adelaide Oval – turned out for “Showdown XLII”. Twenty years ago, it was a local brewery that gave the contest its “Showdown” moniker, and too much beer at the Ramsgate Hotel five years after that fermented the rivalry in football folklore.

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AFLW grand final moved from Brisbane to Gold Coast due to pitch concerns

Metricon Stadium to host inaugural title decider instead of GabbaAdele concert had left playing surface damaged earlier this monthThe AFLW grand final between Brisbane and Adelaide will be played at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast after the Gabba pi…

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Adelaide book AFLW grand final date with Brisbane after beating Collingwood

  • Crows beat Magpies 10.10 (70) to 7.4 (46) at Olympic Park
  • Carlton and Brisbane draw 6.1 (37) to 5.7 (37) at

Adelaide will play the Brisbane Lions in the inaugural AFL Women’s grand final next week after defeating Collingwood by 24 points in hot conditions at Olympic Park on Sunday. The Crows’ grand final hopes were looking grim when they were held scoreless in the third quarter as their 13-point half-time lead turned into a seven-point deficit at three-quarter-time.

Adelaide’s hearts were in their mouths when Collingwood’s Jess Cameron lined up for goal early in the final quarter. But instead of giving the Pies a 13-point lead, she missed a sitter and the Crows grabbed their second life with both hands as they piled on the last five goals of the game to run out 10.10 (70) to 7.4 (46) winners.

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Adelaide book AFLW grand final date with Brisbane after beating Collingwood

  • Crows beat Magpies 10.10 (70) to 7.4 (46) at Olympic Park
  • Carlton and Brisbane draw 6.1 (37) to 5.7 (37) at

Adelaide will play the Brisbane Lions in the inaugural AFL Women’s grand final next week after defeating Collingwood by 24 points in hot conditions at Olympic Park on Sunday. The Crows’ grand final hopes were looking grim when they were held scoreless in the third quarter as their 13-point half-time lead turned into a seven-point deficit at three-quarter-time.

Adelaide’s hearts were in their mouths when Collingwood’s Jess Cameron lined up for goal early in the final quarter. But instead of giving the Pies a 13-point lead, she missed a sitter and the Crows grabbed their second life with both hands as they piled on the last five goals of the game to run out 10.10 (70) to 7.4 (46) winners.

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AFL: Jack Viney joins Nathan Jones as co-captain of Melbourne

  • 22-year-old on-baller joins Jones as part of leadership transition process
  • Injured Adelaide star Brad Crouch to miss beginning of 2017 AFL season

Melbourne have named Jack Viney and Nathan Jones as AFL co-captains, reviving a model that has produced mixed results for the club. Young gun Viney has long been seen as Jones’ natural successor and will share the leadership aged just 22.

Former Hawthorn premiership star Jordan Lewis will also take on a senior role in his first season with the Demons, replacing Colin Garland in the leadership group. Max Gawn, Tom McDonald and Bernie Vince have retained their spots in the six-man group.

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Bryce Gibbs’ family still hopeful of future Crows AFL trade move

  • ‘We’re disappointed that something couldn’t be done,’ says Ross Gibbs
  • Carlton and Adelaide reached a AFL trade stalemate over the 27-year-old

Carlton star Bryce Gibbs could still play for Adelaide one day, his father says, after a proposed trade for the homesick midfielder fell through. The Crows finished the AFL trade period as arguably the biggest loser after failing to strike a deal for Gibbs, having gone public with their desire to bring home the contracted 27-year-old.

Gibbs was keen to return to Adelaide so he and his partner could reconnect with family and receive help with their young son but the Blues played hardball, demanding two first-round draft picks or a first-round selection combined with a quality player.

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Western Bulldogs accept AFL findings and move on from leak allegations

  • Club and AFL respond to report about alleged Talia brothers leak
  • Bulldogs deny club had questioned AFL over investigation findings

The AFL and Western Bulldogs have hit back at a report raising questions about the league’s handling of the investigation that cleared the Talia brothers late last year.

It was claimed that then Bulldogs defender Michael gave intimate tactical information to his brother Daniel at Adelaide before the Crows defeated the Dogs in the elimination final at the MCG.

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Swans beat Crows to set up AFL preliminary final clash with Geelong

  • Sydney 18.10 (118) defeat Adelaide 12.10 (82)
  • Minor premiers show glittering form but suffer potentially key injuries

Sydney ended Adelaide’s season with a clinical 36-point win at the SCG, setting up a preliminary final showdown with Geelong.

Lance Franklin and Tom Papley booted a combined eight goals in the semi-final as the Swans bounced back from their brutal loss to Greater Western Sydney and avoided a straight-sets exit.

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Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows: AFL semi-final – live!

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Sydney goal! 1st quarter (10:57 remaining) Sydney 6.2 (38) vs Adelaide 2.1 (13) More! More! Richards takes a handy overhead grab in the forward pocket and drains a banana goal. This is football in fast forward. 54 touches to 24 tells the story.

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Sydney goal! 1st quarter (11:40 remaining) Sydney 5.2 (32) vs Adelaide 2.1 (13) Buddy now! On the board. Over the shoulder free kick given against Talia and Lance smashes it through. We have ourselves a shoot out.

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Adelaide put North Melbourne out of finals as Roos veterans bow out

  • Adelaide defeat North Melbourne 21.15 (141) to 12.7 (79) at Adelaide Oval
  • Key Crows face MRP scrutiny as Brent Harvey bows out for Kangaroos

Eddie Betts booted six goals as Adelaide ended North Melbourne’s AFL season with a 62-point elimination final belting on Saturday night, but two key Crows face tribunal concerns. Adelaide defender Kyle Hartigan was reported for tripping and fellow backman Daniel Talia could be charged with striking in the Crows’ 21.15 (141) to 12.7 (79) victory at Adelaide Oval.

The Crows advance to an away semi-final against Sydney, with Hawthorn to meet Western Bulldogs in the other semi-final. Qualifying final winners Geelong and Greater Western Sydney have secured home preliminary finals in a fortnight.

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Woman who threw banana at Eddie Betts has been ‘demonised’, says father

  • ‘You’re playing the racist game,’ says man claiming to be father of woman
  • ‘It was more an act of frustration than a racist act,’ he adds

A man claiming to be the father of the banana-throwing Port Adelaide member in the middle of an AFL racism storm denies his daughter had racist intent and that she is being “demonised” by a sensationalist media.

On Saturday night, the fan threw a banana towards Indigenous Adelaide star Eddie Betts, an act condemned by the AFL as “clearly an unambiguous racist act”.

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Woman who threw banana at Eddie Betts has been ‘demonised’, says father

  • ‘You’re playing the racist game,’ says man claiming to be father of woman
  • ‘It was more an act of frustration than a racist act,’ he adds

A man claiming to be the father of the banana-throwing Port Adelaide member in the middle of an AFL racism storm denies his daughter had racist intent and that she is being “demonised” by a sensationalist media.

On Saturday night, the fan threw a banana towards Indigenous Adelaide star Eddie Betts, an act condemned by the AFL as “clearly an unambiguous racist act”.

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Port Adelaide say fan who threw banana at Eddie Betts faces life ban

  • Woman faces sanction ‘if incident was racially motivated’, says AFL club
  • Indigenous Adelaide Crows star targeted during Saturday’s Showdown

Port Adelaide will cancel the membership of a fan who threw a banana towards Indigenous star Eddie Betts after the incident plunged the AFL once more into racism controversy.

The supporter was seen waving her middle finger at Betts before throwing the banana in his direction during Saturday night’s match between rivals Adelaide and Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

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Geelong rally in fourth quarter to edge Richmond in AFL thriller

  • Geelong defeat Richmond 10.22 (82) to 12.6 (78) at the MCG
  • Adelaide defeat Fremantle 21.16 (142) to 11.4 (70) at Domain Stadium
  • Essendon defeat Gold Coast 11.9 (75) to 9.15 (69) at Etihad Stadium

Geelong rejoined the AFL’s top four in staggering fashion, piling on six consecutive goals in the fourth quarter to defeat Richmond by four points at the MCG. The match was in the balance up until the final siren, with Tigers’ 200-gamer Jack Riewoldt unable to reel in a spectacular mark that would have given him a shot at goal and chance to snatch victory.

The Cats triumphed 10.22 (82) to 12.6 (78) in a bizarre game of football, doing enough in one quarter to rise above Greater Western Sydney and claim fourth spot on the ladder.

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