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AFL 2017 Round 06 - Adelaide v Richmond

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker is ranked No.1 on Champion Data’s scoreboard impact meter

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker (323 points) is ranked No.1 on Champion Data’s scoreboard impact meter, which factors in goals, goal assists and score assists. Crows teammate Eddie Betts is fourth with 285 scoreboard impact points.

Walker, who is equal-sixth in the Coleman Medal with 31 goals, also leads the AFL in goal assists (19).

Adelaide has scored from 52.6 per cent of its forward 50m entries – ranked No.1.

Betts has spent more time on ground than any other Crow, averaging 89 per cent game time.

Matt Crouch is averaging a disposal every 3.0 minutes of time on ground. Only Essendon ball magnet Zach Merrett (2.9) has a higher rate than Crouch of players to have played 10 or more games this season.

Older brother Brad is equal-sixth, averaging a touch every 3.2 minutes of his game time.

Matt Crouch is fourth in the League for groundball gets (120) behind Melbourne second-year sensation Clayton Oliver (144), Brownlow Medallist Patrick Dangerfield (139) and Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy (125).

Defender Jake Lever is averaging more intercept marks (four) and intercept possessions (9.7) than any other player in the competition.

Fellow backman Daniel Talia is second for spoils (102) behind Richmond star Alex Rance (115).

Star Crow Rory Laird is No.1 in the League for effective disposals (309). Matt Crouch is ninth overall with 265.

Link-man Laird is equal-sixth for combined inside and rebound 50ms with (94).

Ruckman Sam Jacobs has attended more ruck contests (946) than any other player in the AFL, and leads the League in hit-outs (496).

Nineteen of Tom Lynch’s kicks inside 50m (19) have been retained by his team – ranked No.1 in the League. Lynch is fourth in the competition for score involvements with 98.

Charlie Cameron has taken 34 running bounces – only Gold Coast defender Adam Saad has more (55).

Cameron isn’t a high-possession winner yet, but his disposals are damaging. He ranks 10th in the AFL and No.1 at Adelaide for metres gained per disposal (24 average). Brodie Smith is 11th overall (22.9).

Brodie Smith has gained 5,740 metres this season – ranked 11th overall. Wingman Rory Atkins is 13th with 5,695 metres gained, just ahead of Laird (5,455).

The precise-kicking Atkins is seventh for metres gained retained by his team.

Adelaide remains the highest-scoring team in the League. The Crows have scored 1,426 points after Round 13 – 164 points more than the second-ranked side.

The Club has scored 934 points from opposition turnoversranked No.1. Adelaide is also adept at scoring from stoppages (434 points) – ranked third.

Adelaide is the best second-quarter team in the competition. The Crows have won 11 of their 12 second quarters, scoring 386 points and conceding only 182.

In all, the Crows have won 33 quarters – the equal-most of any team.

Pleasingly, Adelaide has also conceded the third-fewest points (1,006)– an average of 84 points per game. After 12 games last year, the Crows had allowed 1,065 points or 89 points per game (on average).

The Crows only allow their opposition to score from 43.5 per cent of their forward 50m entries. Only Richmond is better at limiting scores when the ball enters its defensive 50m (42.9).

The Crows apply strong pressure, conceding the fewest uncontested marks (69.7) of any side. Teams playing against Adelaide also average a kicking efficiency of just 63.3 per cent – ranked 18th.

Vice-captain Rory Sloane, who leads the League in tackles, is one of the best pressure players in the League. He ranks fourth in total pressure points (755.9) and 11th for smothers (11).

Also a strong player offensively, Sloane is seventh in the AFL for total clearances (79) and sixth in effective clearances (64).

Adelaide is the No.1 contested possession team in the AFL, averaging 159.2 per game. The Crows have won the contested possession count by an average of 9.3 in their opening 12 games – the best differential of any club.

The Crows rank second for time in forward half, averaging nearly seven minutes more time in the zone than their direct opponents.

The Club averages 59.6 inside 50ms, second only to cross-town rivals Port Adelaide (61.8).

The Crows lead the League for marks inside 50ms with an average of 15.3.

Jacobs and swingman Andy Otten rank equal-first No.1 at the Club and 16th in the League for contested marks with 19 each.