AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Tex Walker and the Crows take on Freo before Dees v Hawks, Cats v Roos

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Tex takes flight

Taylor ‘Tex’ Walker has to the skies in the opening minutes pulling in a ripping speccy over the back of a hapless Dockers defender.

Unfortunately, he hit the post with his shot for goal but what a start for the Coleman Medal leader.

Crows up 1-0 with 17 minutes to go in Q1.

Game on in Adelaide

The Crows and Dockers are underway with Adelaide in their home navy blue guernseys and Fremantle in their all white away colours.

The Crows are kicking to the right of the TV screen first up.

‘Tex’s ring’: The drill that helped Taylor Walker get back to his brutal best

After every main training session this pre-season, and still occasionally during the 2021 season proper, Taylor Walker and his fellow Adelaide “big boys” head down to the forward 50 to get their hands dirty.

“They come into Tex’s ring and they go at it,” says Adelaide’s forwards coach James Rahilly of the contested marking drill that Walker created.

Taylor Walker is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the Crows’ win over Geelong in round one. Credit:Getty Images

“He doesn’t like to get beaten … He has improved himself [in contests] and brought others along with him.

“For some reason he always wins [the drill]. He codes it and does the scoring, no one else is there to see that but he wins every time. There’s a lot of heated debate from the [Elliott] Himmelbergs and the [Billy] Framptons and the like. It’s all good fun.”

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The medical subs

No late changes for either side while Nick Murray (Adelaide) and Mitch Crowden (Fremantle) will be the medical subs.

Adelaide’s prime mover

Good afternoon all

G’day everybody. I’m Roy Ward and I’ll be leading today’s AFL Sunday live blog.

We will have three cracking games for you starting with the Crows v the Dockers at 1.10pm AEST.

Please feel free to leave a comment on the blog and enjoy the hours to come.

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