MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
ROUND 3

ST KILDA

V

BRISBANE

St KildaSTK WIN BY 31
14.23
107
FT
11.10
76
Etihad Stadium
2017-04-09T03:10:00Z

Preview

St Kilda will go into Etihad Stadium on Sunday with the attitude that nothing short of four points will satisfy them.

And so they should.

After a blistering opening quarter against Melbourne, they barely saw the Sherrin for the remainder of the game before getting run over the top of in the final quarter last week against West Coast.

A spirited loss doesn't count for anything for a team with finals hopes.

Jack Steven suffered a punctured lung last week while David Armitage is tough and go with a groin strain. Nick Riewoldt seems one week away while Daniel McKenzie is knocking on the door for a senior call-up.

Dylan Roberton has been one of the Saints' best over the opening fortnight of the season and will look to continue his strong form this week.

Brisbane put in a stirring performance - particularly in the second half - last week against Essendon however coach Chris Fagan has said he's in no mood for honourable losses. The Lions have had a number of youngsters who've impressed in the opening rounds including Eric Hipwood and Harris Andrews while Dayne Beams has been superb as captain thus far.

What's also encouraging is the young players knocking down the door to be included in the senior side include Josh Schache and draftee Jarrod Berry while Hugh McCluggage also played in the reserves as he recovers from an ankle injury.

Brisbane could go in unchanged however Fagan will be excited at the level of talent at his disposal.

If Brisbane can combine their opening half from round one and second half from round two together, they'll definitely give St Kilda a big scare but this game seems too big of a game for the Saints to drop.

Saints by 19.

Team Line-Ups


St Kilda

Brisbane


Team Stats


St Kilda

Brisbane

Disposals
MATCH
365.6
2024 AVG.
4022
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
355.7
2024 AVG.
3913
2024 TOTAL
Contested Possessions
MATCH
131.6
2024 AVG.
1448
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
133.6
2024 AVG.
1470
2024 TOTAL
Kicks
MATCH
222.5
2024 AVG.
2448
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
229.2
2024 AVG.
2521
2024 TOTAL
Handballs
MATCH
143.1
2024 AVG.
1574
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
126.5
2024 AVG.
1392
2024 TOTAL
Frees For
MATCH
17
2024 AVG.
187
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
18.7
2024 AVG.
206
2024 TOTAL
Clearances
MATCH
35.1
2024 AVG.
386
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
39.3
2024 AVG.
432
2024 TOTAL
Centre Clearances
MATCH
9.9
2024 AVG.
109
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
10.7
2024 AVG.
118
2024 TOTAL
Stoppage Clearances
MATCH
25.2
2024 AVG.
277
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
28.5
2024 AVG.
314
2024 TOTAL
Inside 50
MATCH
49.8
2024 AVG.
548
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
57.3
2024 AVG.
630
2024 TOTAL
Marks
MATCH
99
2024 AVG.
1089
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
107.5
2024 AVG.
1183
2024 TOTAL
Marks Inside 50
MATCH
10.9
2024 AVG.
120
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
12.7
2024 AVG.
140
2024 TOTAL
Contested Marks
MATCH
9
2024 AVG.
99
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
10.9
2024 AVG.
120
2024 TOTAL
Tackles
MATCH
59.4
2024 AVG.
653
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
61.3
2024 AVG.
674
2024 TOTAL
Hit Outs
MATCH
29.3
2024 AVG.
322
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
36.9
2024 AVG.
406
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats


St Kilda

Brisbane


Summary


Score Breakdown

  1 2 3 4
4.4
28
7.10
52
9.16
70
14.23
107
1.2
8
5.4
34
9.8
62
11.10
76

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