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AFL 2017 First Preliminary Final - Adelaide v Geelong

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Taylor Walker of the Crows runs through the banner during the 2017 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on September 22, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

The Crows have named an unchanged team for the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Adelaide’s emergencies are midfielder Wayne Milera Junior, ruckman Reilly O’Brien and defender Alex Keath.

On Wednesday, forward Mitch McGovern was ruled out because of a hamstring injury.

McGovern, who reported hamstring soreness at training last weekend, was unable to complete the Club’s open training session at Adelaide Oval.

Head of Football Brett Burton said the x-factor forward had fallen heartbreakingly short in his bid.

“We gave ‘Gov’ every opportunity as we said we would, but he’s not physically ready,” Burton said.

“Give it another week and I reckon he would’ve been right, but timing is everything and unfortunately he misses out.

“We know with finals that you can’t afford to take anyone in who is under an injury cloud, so the 22 out there on the weekend will be raring to go and we’re looking forward to it.”

Midfielder Hugh Greenwood has dismissed injury concerns and will take his place in the team.

The Crows landed in Melbourne on Thursday afternoon.

Adelaide and Richmond players will take part in the Grand Final Parade at noon on Friday.

Details about the parade route are available here

The Grand Final starts at 2:30pm (AEST) on Saturday and will be broadcast live on Channel 7.

See all the key timings for Grand Final day

For Crows fans in South Australia, there will be a live site at Adelaide Oval from 12 – 6pm on Saturday.

Get more Live Site information

It will be only the second VFL/AFL Grand Final where no player has played in a Grand Final before. The other was the first-ever Grand Final in 1898.

The crowd at the MCG on Saturday is likely to be the biggest-ever Adelaide has played in front of, surpassing the current record of 99,645 fans at the venue for the 1997 premiership win over St Kilda.

Regardless of the result, the Crows will hold a Family Day at Adelaide Oval on Sunday from 1pm. The event will include the presentation of the Grand Final team on stage.

The day will involve live interviews with players and coaches, activities for kids and the latest Crows merchandise available for purchase. Entry is free, so bring the family down and congratulate the team on the season.

The team is:
Unchanged