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Erin Phillips back in Crows’ AFLW team

By AAP Newswire

Adelaide superstar Erin Phillips will make her comeback from knee surgery in the Crows' AFLW grand final rematch with Carlton.

The two-time league best-and-fairest winner has been named in Adelaide's team for Sunday's home clash at Hisense Stadium.

Phillips hasn't played since being named best afield in last year's decider despite rupturing her ACL during the third quarter.

The 34-year-old was unstoppable before the injury, spearheading Adelaide to a resounding 45-point win as the Crows romped to their second premiership in three seasons.

The former WNBA player's return comes at a critical time for the Crows' flag defence, given they sit fourth in their conference with a 2-1 record.

Carlton, meanwhile, are coming off a morale-boosting 21-point win against the Western Bulldogs last week.