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Sloane's Fantasy field day

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Rory Sloane of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2017 AFL round 18 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at the Adelaide Oval on July 21, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)
Rory Sloane

It was a Fantasy field day for Rory Sloane, who recorded a game-high AFL Fantasy score in Adelaide’s win over Geelong on Friday night at Adelaide Oval.

Sloane scored 134 points in the contest, his dominance around the ball evident through 28 disposals (15 contested), seven clearances and seven tackles.

He had an impact up forward too, kicking an equal career-high three goals and adding five inside 50ms to set up his teammates.

‘Sloaney’ wasn’t the only Crow to stuff the stat sheet, the Crouch brothers followed closely with a combined 61 disposals and 18 clearances between them.

Matt (110) and Brad (107) were a vital part of a firing Adelaide engine room that had 20 more clearances than their opposition.

It’s the fifth week in a row that the elder Crouch has cracked the Fantasy ton, his string of form rewarded with a significant Fantasy price bump. He’s now priced at $598,000 after entering the season valued at $525,000.

Fantasy fans will want to keep an eye on the midfielder, who could potentially be sidelined after fracturing his cheekbone in the top-of-the-table clash.

Sam Jacobs proved important in the ruck, scoring 101 points after contributing 32 hit-outs and 17 disposals.

Jacobs rounded out Adelaide’s 100+ Fantasy contingent, operating at an excellent 82 per cent disposal efficiency on the night.

Richard Douglas (98) fell just shy of a century with his four-goal effort both a career and game-high for the half-forward. 

Hugh Greenwood (85) remains an intriguing prospect for owners as the Category-B recruit continues to impress at AFL level. Now priced at $398,000, his value has skyrocketed by a staggering $248,000 after entering the season valued at $150,000.


Rory Sloane MID 134
Matt Crouch MID 110
Brad Crouch MID 107
Sam Jacobs RUC 101
Richard Douglas MID/FWD 98
Rory Atkins MID 87
Hugh Greenwood MID 85
Tom Lynch FWD 83
Brodie Smith DEF/MID 80
Rory Laird DEF 74
Jake Kelly DEF 61
Luke Brown DEF 59
Taylor Walker FWD 58
Josh Jenkins FWD 56
Eddie Betts FWD 56
David Mackay MID 47
Mitch McGovern FWD 45
Daniel Talia DEF 40
Riley Knight FWD 39
Andy Otten DEF/FWD 39
Alex Keath DEF 38
Charlie Cameron FWD 28
The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs