Main content
6.-AFC-Header-Branding-Bar-[1600-x-160].png

Taylor Walker defends Adelaide selectors

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 08: Taylor Walker of the Crows is tackled by Tim Taranto of the Giants  during the 2019 AFL round 12 match between the Adelaide Crows and the GWS Giants at the Adelaide Oval on June 08, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 08: Taylor Walker of the Crows is tackled by Tim Taranto of the Giants during the 2019 AFL round 12 match between the Adelaide Crows and the GWS Giants at the Adelaide Oval on June 08, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos)

Crows co-captain Taylor Walker has come to the defence of Adelaide’s selection committee following several high-profile omissions in Round 12.

Speaking on Triple M’s Roo & Ditts, Walker said it “pisses him off” when punters focus on omissions instead of players returning.

“We brought in two club champions this week,” Walker said.

“It’s tough for selection at the moment, something’s got to give.

“It’s all [about] who’s going out, it pisses me off.”

Walker was crucial in guiding the Crows to victory against the Giants on Saturday night, with a big grab and goal in the dying minutes of the game.

LYNCH INJURED: Scans confirm forward will miss Richmond clash

Co-captain Rory Sloane and late addition Hugh Greenwood chipped in with one each, but it was a moment of Eddie Betts magic that sealed the game.

“I said after the game it’s just freakish, but its not, it’s a talent,” he said.

“I didn’t know whether to cuddle him or stand back, put my hands up… I don’t know what to do.

“The celebrations were like soccer, running in and sliding.”

Adelaide kicked the last four goals of the match to run away 21-point winners over Greater Western Sydney and move into fifth on the AFL ladder.

Before the match, Don Pyke labelled the Round 12 clash Adelaide’s biggest game of the season.

“We spoke about it early on in the week and kept talking about how it was the biggest game for us this year,” Walker said.

“We came in yesterday (Monday) and reviewed it, and you know what? He (Pyke) came in and said we’ve got another big game this week.”

Adelaide will face Richmond on Thursday night at Adelaide Oval.