Promising small forward Tyson Stengle is set to make his Club debut this Saturday night as the Crows take on the Suns at Metricon Stadium.
The 20-year-old – who played two AFL games for Richmond in 2017 – will pull on the tricolours for the first time on the back of consistently strong performances in the Crows SANFL side.
Across 12 State League games, Stengle has booted 26 goals to sit fourth on the League’s goalkicking leaderboard – kicking bags of four on three occasions.
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Crows Head of Football Brett Burton said the young Crow had impressed for several weeks.
“He’s been waiting for an opportunity and now we’re just excited to see what he brings,” Burton said.
“He’s been consistently taking 5-6 scoring shots every week so he’ll bring that scoreboard pressure as well as defensive pressure.”
SANFL: Midfield duo included
Stengle is one of two inclusions for Round 17, with speedy forward Riley Knight also named.
Knight earned a senior recall after 22 disposals, two goals and 10 marks in the SANFL on Sunday.
“Riley’s form over the last couple of weeks in the SANFL has been strong,” Burton said.
“He brings his speed and ability to apply defensive pressure in that forward line.”
OPPO: Suns make two changes
Adelaide will take on Gold Coast on Saturday night from 7.25pm AEST.
The game will be broadcast live on Channel 7 Adelaide and Fox Sports 3 from 6.30pm ACST.
Adelaide’s Round 17 side is…
IN – Knight, Stengle
OUT – Gallucci, Douglas