Where and when: Adelaide Oval, 7:50pm (AEDT)
Last time they met: R3 2020: Gold Coast 12.10 (82) SMASHED Adelaide 4.5 (29)
The Suns were brutal in the contest and highly entertaining going forward, producing a masterclass on either side of the ball to storm to a convincing 12.10 (82) to 4.5 (29) win and record their second consecutive victory this season. And, just as was the case last week, it was the youngsters leading the charge. Matt Rowell (20 disposals, 10 tackles, two goals) dazzled out of the midfield, with last year’s No.1 draft pick enhancing his reputation as one of the game’s best young talents with another stunning display well beyond his 18 years. Meanwhile young forward Ben King (13 disposals, six marks, three goals) was just as imposing in attack, as the Suns stamped their authority on the contest from the outset to crush the Crows.
Match Preview: The plucky Suns belted North last week and didn’t give up the ghost in Round 1 against The Eagles in Perth. If this was the Adelaide of 2020, you’d be chalking up another win for Stewy Dew and the boys. But it’s the Adelaide of 2021 they’re playing. A team that knocked off no less than Geelong a couple of weeks ago at this very stadium. I think that gives Adelaide the edge which, when combined with Gold Coast’s travel back from the west means The Crows should get this one.
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