Only one Crow has been named in the AFL’s Team of the Week in the wake of Adelaide’s loss to Sydney.
Crows vice-captain Rory Sloane forced his way into the side with another strong midfield performance last Friday night.
Sloane amassed 29 possessions, including a game-high 20 contested, despite close attention from young Swan Isaac Heeney. The 27-year-old also laid 14 tackles, earned nine clearances and kicked a goal to nearly will his team over the line.
Sloane has been named on the ball in the Round 22 Team of the Week in his ninth appearance of the year – the most of any Crow in 2017.
It’s the first time any Crow has been named in the AFL’s Team of the Week following a loss this year.
Greater Western Sydney and Sydney had three representatives each in this week’s side ahead of Richmond, Port Adelaide, Melbourne and Carlton with two apiece. Essendon, Gold Coast, the Western Bulldogs, Geelong, St Kilda, Brisbane West Coast joined Adelaide with one player to feature.
CROWS IN AFL MEDIA’S TEAM OF THE WEEK
R1 v GWS: Rory Laird, Rory Atkins, Charlie Cameron
R2 v Hawthorn: Daniel Talia, Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane
R3 v Port Adelaide: Kyle Hartigan, Rory Sloane, Taylor Walker
R4 v Essendon: Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts, Rory Sloane
R5 v Gold Coast: Rory Sloane, Matt Crouch
R6 v Richmond: Rory Laird, Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane
R9 v Brisbane: Rory Laird, Tom Lynch, Eddie Betts
R10 v Fremantle: Andy Otten, Rory Sloane
R11 v Geelong: Tom Lynch
R12 v St Kilda: Jake Lever, Tom Lynch
R15 v Carlton: Brodie Smith, Matt Crouch
R16 v Western Bulldogs: Jake Lever, Rory Laird, Taylor Walker
R17 v Melbourne: Rory Laird, Tom Lynch, Taylor Walker
R18 v Geelong: Richard Douglas, Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane
R19 v Collingwood: Brodie Smith, Matt Crouch
R20 v Port Adelaide: Sam Jacobs, Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts, Rory Sloane
R21 v Essendon: Luke Brown, Matt Crouch
R22 v Sydney: Rory Sloane
Source: Adelaide Crows website