12.16 (88)
11.9 (75)


The Tiger bandwagon is full to the brim, as they sit 4-0, and look like they may play finals footy. This week will be an exciting match-up against the young and upcoming Demons.

Melbourne will welcome back Jesse Hogan, after his suspension. He will provide an important target up forward, however, will likely face the tough match-up of Alex Rance.

Richmond have been rolling, and have shown their ability to perform in all conditions. This current wave of confidence could be the difference in this game. The Demons are on a run of two losses, and look to be lacking in some self belief.

Despite winning their past three games against the Tigers, Melbourne are likely to drop another game. If the Tigers go 5-0, be prepared for the lid to come well and truly off for their supporters. That’s if it hasn’t happened already.

Tip: Tigers by 9

Team Line-Ups

IN Oleg Markov
OUTNick Vlastuin
IN Michael Hibberd, Jesse Hogan, J. Kennedy Harris, Timothy Smith
OUTTomas Bugg, Mitch Hannan, Dean Kent, Sam Weideman
FB 18 Alex Rance 12 David Astbury 2 Dylan Grimes
FF 38 Timothy Smith 23 Jack Watts 36 Jeff Garlett
HB 30 Reece Conca 14 Bachar Houli 5 Brandon Ellis
HF 5 C. Petracca 1 Jesse Hogan 24 J. Kennedy Harris
C 11 Jason Castagna 22 Josh Caddy 6 Shaun Grigg
C 15 Billy Stretch 2 Nathan Jones 3 Christian Salem
HF 17 Daniel Rioli 43 Todd Elton 7 Dan Butler
HB 29 Jayden Hunt 17 Sam Frost 23 Bernie Vince
FF 4 Dustin Martin 8 Jack Riewoldt 33 Kamdyn McIntosh
FB 14 Michael Hibberd 25 Tom McDonald 18 Jake Melksham
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Team Stats

326 Disposals 384
163 Contested Possessions 171
198 Kicks 199
128 Handballs 185
23 Free Kicks 21
47 Clearances 39
10 Centre Clearances 12
37 Stoppages 27
57 Inside 50 61
51 Marks 53
9 Marks in 50 4
6 Contested Marks 6
88 Tackles 79
60 Hit-Outs 27

Player Stats

Richmond Tigers

Alex Rance65114222
Bachar Houli141024326
Brandon Ellis1010203111
Connor Menadue6511124
Dan Butler84122261
Daniel Rioli7411311412
David Astbury5611232
Dion Prestia91120121
Dustin Martin22103221612
Dylan Grimes33617
Jack Riewoldt102123111162
Jason Castagna651151411
Jayden Short73102121
Josh Caddy11102122151
Kamdyn McIntosh72934
Kane Lambert1010202272
Oleg Markov268221
Reece Conca10515113
Shaun Grigg146205112711
Toby Nankervis13316156217
Todd Elton347222
Trent Cotchin154193317

Melbourne Demons

Alex Neal-Bullen10112119
Bernie Vince18422212
Billy Stretch910194131
Christian Petracca771431211
Christian Salem9817341
Clayton Oliver824323157
Dom Tyson915244133
Jack Viney716232261
Jack Watts9918411111
Jake Melksham1161731
Jake Spencer13413112
James Harmes108182228
Jayden Hunt177244341
Jeff Garlett91102132
Jesse Hogan831112213
Michael Hibberd18927611
Nathan Jones717241225
Neville Jetta481212
Sam Frost84121317
Timothy Smith224131
Tom McDonald119202111