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June 29, 2012 4:40 PM

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Brad Crouch will play his first SANFL league game on Saturday since injuring his hamstring

Promising midfielder Brad Crouch will return to West Adelaide’s league team on Saturday after a fortnight in the reserves on the comeback trail from a hamstring injury.

Crouch will join rookie-listed Crows teammate Rory Laird in the Bloods side, while veteran Graham Johncock will line up in the opposing Port Magpies team for a second straight week.

At least four Crows will be in action in the clash between Central District and Woodville-West Torrens at Playford Alive Oval on Saturday.

Draftee Nick Joyce has been recalled to the Woodville-West Torrens seniors and will play alongside defender Luke Thompson and Cam Ellis-Yolmen. Brad Symes will be back for the Dogs after travelling to Melbourne as an emergency last weekend. Ricky Henderson has been named as an emergency for Adelaide’s game against Richmond, but will play for the Bulldogs if not required.

Shaun McKernan returns to South Adelaide joining Andy Otten, who has been named at full-back. Tom Lynch is the only Crow in the opposing Glenelg side.

Matt Jaensch is back to bolster Sturt’s team, which also features Crows-listed players Sam Kerridge, Tim McIntyre, Richard Tambling and Aidan Riley.

The Double Blues will take on top-of-the-table Norwood at Commander Centre Oval. Draftee Mitch Grigg has been called up for his first league game for the Redlegs this season.

Josh Jenkins (Sturt) and Luke Brown (Norwood) have both been named as emergencies for the Crows, but will line up for their respective SANFL clubs if not required.

Sam Martyn (Eagles) and Ben Dowdell (South Adelaide) will play in the Reserves.

North Adelaide has the bye.