GRAND FINAL TEAMS: Crows reveal Randall replacement, Lions unchanged

ADELAIDE forward Ailish Considine has been recalled for her first NAB AFLW game since round six for Saturday's Grand Final.

The Irish forward has been brought in to replace skipper Chelsea Randall (concussion), with Ange Foley set to captain the side.


There had been speculation the Crows may bring in a defender, given the strength of Brisbane's forward line, but Matthew Clarke's team have opted to play the goalsneak instead.

Considine has plenty of experience under high-pressure situations, having played in the 2019 premiership win, but has represented Adelaide on just three occasions this year, a casualty of Chloe Scheer's comeback from a torn ACL.

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Once again, Brisbane is unchanged, with Maria Moloney and Rheanne Lugg named as emergencies.

The Lions made a forced change in round nine when Shannon Campbell was a late withdrawal with concussion, but aside from her return a match later, haven't altered the side since round five.

Defender Lisa Whiteley and forward Chelsea Biddell are Adelaide's emergencies for the decider.

Saturday, April 17

2021 NAB AFLW Grand Final - Adelaide v Brisbane at Adelaide Oval, 1.30pm ACST


B: A.Foley - C 3 M.Rajcic 32  
HB: N.Allen 8 S.Allan 39 S.Thompson 14
C: D.Varnhagen 9 E.Marinoff 10 E.Jones 2
HF: R.Martin 5 D.Ponter 15 A.Woodland 24
F: C.Gould 1 C.Scheer 4
Foll: R.Metcalfe 11 E.Phillips 13 A.Hatchard 33
I/C: A.Considine 16 H.Button 6 J.Mules 23 T.Charlton 25 D.Cox 31  

Emerg: L.Whiteley 22 C.Biddell 12  

In: A.Considine
Out: C.Randall (concussion)


B: E.Zielke - C 8 S.Campbell 20  
HB: K.Lutkins 13 N.Grider 10 B.Koenen 3
C: O.O'Dwyer 9 C.Svarc 25 S.Conway 12
HF: G.Bodey 15 D.Davidson 14 L.Arnell 16
F: J.Wardlaw 30 C.Hodder 21
Foll: T.Hickie 24 A.Anderson 18 E.Bates 1
I/C: I.Tahau 26 J.Ellenger 5 I.Dawes 17 J.Wuetschner 23 T.Smith 31  

Emerg: M.Moloney 28 R.Lugg 11  

No change

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