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October 10, 2017 1:04 PM

AFL 2017 Round 20 - Adelaide v Port Adelaide

Taylor Walker and Rory Laird were among Adelaide's statistical leaders in Season 2017

Adelaide fielded 31 players throughout Season 2017 – the least of any team.

Captain Taylor Walker finished second in the League, behind only Coleman Medallist Lance Franklin, for total scoreboard impact during the home and away season. Teammate Eddie Betts was sixth.

Betts had more disposals inside attacking 50 (168) than any other player through the minor round. The livewire forward also had the most groundball gets (59) and was third for tackles (40) inside the attacking arc.

Hard-working Crow Tom Lynch claimed 29 marks inside 50m – second in the AFL during the regular season.

All Australian backman Rory Laird won the most groundball possessions (50) inside defensive 50 of any player during the home and away season.

Club Champion Matt Crouch averaged a disposal every 2.9 minutes of game time, ranked No.1 in the AFL.

Crouch broke the League’s all-time record for the most possessions in a single season with 825, beating Dane Swan’s 2010 campaign by five disposals. He also had the second-most handballs in a season by any player with 480.

Sam Jacobs’ 996 hit-outs was the third-highest tally in a season and a new Club record.

Rory Sloane’s 187 tackles bettered his own Club season record of 163 set last year and was fourth on the AFL’s all-time list.

The tough nut also earned 62 free kicks in 2017 – a Crows record.

Laird (162) and Brodie Smith (159) were both ranked inside the top 10 for combined inside 50m and rebound 50ms in Season 2017.

Laird collected 518 uncontested possessions in 2017the third-best tally from a season in AFL history.

Daniel Talia’s 231 ‘one percenters’ was the third-most in a single season ever.

Taylor Walker surpassed Tom Lynch for the most goal assists in a season by a Crow with 33.

Adelaide finished the regular season as the No.1 ranked team according to Champion Data’s statistical rankings with 1,398 points.

The Crows went long more than any other team, averaging 59 long kicks a game.

Adelaide was also No.1 for marks inside 50m (14.6) and contested possessions (154.7) per game on average.

TEAM STATS
Home and away season

Total Points Scored
2,415 (first in AFL)

Total Points Conceded
1,776 (fourth-best in AFL)

Kicks
4,801 (fourth in AFL)

Handballs
3,937 (sixth in AFL)

Disposals
8,738 (fifth in AFL)

Contested Possessions
3,429 (first in AFL)

Hit-outs
1,003 (first in AFL)

Clearances
8,67 (second in AFL)

Inside 50ms
1,285 (second in AFL)

Played Every Game (25 matches)
Matt Crouch
Richard Douglas
Rory Atkins
Rory Laird
Sam Jacobs

Scoring Accuracy
61 per cent (third in AFL)

Average winning margin
53 points (Equal-first in AFL)

Debutants
Curtly Hampton (Club debut) – Round One v Greater Western Sydney, Adelaide Oval
Troy Menzel (Club debut) – Round One v Greater Western Sydney, Adelaide Oval
Hugh Greenwood (AFL debut) – Round Nine v Brisbane, Gabba
Jordan Gallucci (AFL debut) – Round Nine v Brisbane, Gabba
Jonathon Beech (AFL debut) – Round 12 v St Kilda, Adelaide Oval
Alex Keath (AFL debut) – Round 18 v Geelong, Adelaide Oval

PLAYER STATS
Home and away season

Disposals
Matt Crouch – 726 (second in AFL)
Rory Laird – 662 (fourth in AFL)
Rory Sloane – 540

Contested Possessions
Rory Sloane – 296 (seventh in AFL)
Matt Crouch – 294 (equal-ninth in AFL)
Richard Douglas – 215

Marks
Tom Lynch – 141
Taylor Walker – 126
Rory Laird – 117

Contested Marks
Sam Jacobs – 32
Taylor Walker – 30
Josh Jenkins – 23

Hard-Ball Gets
Matt Crouch – 130 (third in AFL)
Rory Sloane – 99
Brad Crouch – 81

Hit-outs
Sam Jacobs – 882 (first in AFL)
Josh Jenkins – 91

Hit-outs to Advantage
Sam Jacobs – 254 (equal-first in AFL)
Josh Jenkins – 22

Clearances
Rory Sloane – 139 (equal-eighth in AFL)
Matt Crouch – 126
Brad Crouch – 100

Tackles
Rory Sloane – 176 (first in AFL)
Brad Crouch – 113
Matt Crouch – 102

Inside 50ms
Rory Sloane – 101 (ninth in AFL)
Rory Atkins – 89
Brodie Smith – 83

Rebound 50ms
Rory Laird – 107 (eighth in AFL)
Brodie Smith – 76
Jake Lever – 59

Goals
Taylor Walker – 49 (equal-sixth in AFL)
Eddie Betts – 49 (equal-sixth in AFL)
Josh Jenkins – 40

Score Assists
Taylor Walker – 40 (second in AFL)
Eddie Betts – 38 (third in AFL)
Tom Lynch – 30

Score Involvements
Taylor Walker – 170 (equal-third in AFL)
Matt Crouch – 162 (ninth in AFL)
Tom Lynch – 161 (10th in AFL)

Spoils
Daniel Talia – 186 (first in AFL)
Jake Lever – 91
Kyle Hartigan – 84

Smothers
Rory Sloane – 19 (equal-seventh in AFL)
Matt Crouch – 17
Richard Douglas – 17

Metres Gained
Brodie Smith – 11,832 (second in AFL)
Rory Laird – 9,453
Rory Atkins – 9,282