Adelaide’s SANFL side is locked in to face Port Adelaide in the first week of the finals.
One more week remains in the SANFL home and away season however the Magpies and Crows will finish second and third with the order dependent on results this weekend.
Glenelg will finish first on the ladder regardless of the result against fourth-placed Sturt on Saturday.
Regarding the Crows and Magpies squads, both teams are restricted to 17 AFL-listed players in the finals.
For Adelaide, that includes SANFL captain and marquee player Matthew Wright – so 16 players on the AFL list can take to the field.
But, which ones? There are a number of scenarios that can play out.
If the AFL side doesn’t finish in the top eight
Players would have had to qualify during the SANFL season if the Crows don’t make the AFL top eight.
To qualify, players must appear in more SANFL games than AFL and play three games after June 30.
If a player competes in Round 23 of the AFL and has met the above qualification requirements, they can play in the SANFL finals if their AFL side doesn’t play finals.
If Adelaide makes the AFL finals
All AFL listed players will be able to play in the SANFL finals until Adelaide loses a final.
However, any player that featured in the Round 23 clash against the Bulldogs will not be available for the SANFL qualifying final.
If the AFL team is eliminated in a Friday night or the Saturday final, only those players who have qualified as above can play in the SANFL final on the Sunday.
In both scenarios, the rest of the team will be filled with development squad members, with the only requirement for them is having played one SANFL match for Adelaide in 2019.