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"Mate, you make it hard for these kids": Tex still on top at West Lakes

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Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says former skipper Taylor Walker is not ready to relinquish his position as the Crows’ spearhead yet.

Walker played 14 games and kicked 15 goals in 2020, his lowest tally since 2013 when he ruptured his ACL five rounds into the season.

The Crows selected key forward Riley Thilthorpe with the second pick in the national draft, and the local boy kicked four goals in a reserves practice match at the weekend.

“If a younger player who is 18 is good enough to push Tex out, then goodness me we’d be silly not to play that kid,” Nicks explained on Sportsday.

“At the moment that’s not happening. Tex is 30 years old, he’s not 32 or 33 or 34.”

Nicks said Walker has repeated his strong training form of…



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