Hello everybody and welcome to live coverage of the AFLW grand final between Adelaide Crows and Brisbane Lions. The opening bounce at Adelaide Oval is 1.30pm local time (2pm AEST).
This is the fourth grand final in the competition’s history, and once again it features the powerhouses of AFLW. The Crows are twice winners (2017 & 2019) while the Lions are twice runners up (2017 & 2018).
When this pair met back in round four Adelaide prevailed by 12 points, courtesy of one of the many clinics Erin Phillips has put on during her peerless career. She kicked four of the 11 goals scored that day, as well as amassing 21 disposals, eight marks and four clearances.
Phillips, winner of two previous best-on-ground medals in the grand final, will once again be the star attraction. Phillips will need to be at her best this afternoon with the Crows missing skipper Chelsea Randall through concussion.
Brisbane arrive in the familiar role of underdogs, but that status is by the finest of margins. They and Adelaide both enjoyed seven wins in the home and away portion of the season, but the Crows finished top by percentage. There is little to separate the two groups.