UPDATED | The Tour Down Under will decide after stage two what action to take as the temperature soars.
Belgian Bjorg Lambrecht has joined two Australian cyclists in missing out on coveted Tour Down Under starts, thanks to confusion over a rule change.
Richmond have stolen a march on Grand Final week celebrations - albeit predictably - with a low-key Dustin Martin celebrating a Brownlow Medal win on the back of a new record votes tally, while the Crows marked the night with their own gathering at the Adelaide Oval.
In all likelihood Richmond superstar Dustin Martin will win the Brownlow Medal tonight.
Call it the footy gods, call it a disturbance in the force. But AFL legend Malcolm Blight says a decade ago, fortune frowned on Adelaide under coach Neil Craig.
The Crows and the Cats are both aiming to make their own history tonight, as they face off in a cut-throat preliminary final, knowing the winner has a genuine shot at the 2017 flag. But they've both been here before - 20 years ago they faced off in a classic semi-final at Football Park - a final still remembered for a crucial, and contentious, umpiring call.