Tigers vs Eagles – Round 3, 2017

2017-04-08T04:10:00Z - MCG
Richmond
11.10
76
West Coast
8.17
65
FULL TIME
  1 2 3 4
RICH 2.2
14
5.6
36
9.8
62
11.10
76
WCE 2.6
18
5.13
43
7.14
56
8.17
65
2017-04-08T04:10:00Z - MCG

Preview

We could be in line for a belter at the ‘G on Saturday afternoon as the yellow and black army look to improve their record to 3-0 against Josh Kennedy, Sam Mitchell and co.

Ben Griffiths’ concussion opens up an opportunity for Mabior Chol to come in and strut his stuff while Kamdyn McIntosh or Anthony Miles will be vying for the spot vacated by Shane Edwards. Richmond were ordinary at best last week but found a way to win, something that couldn’t be said for those performances in previous years however will need to be much cleaner with their possession to topple the high-flying Eagles.

The Eagles, fuelled by a final quarter burst, powered past St Kilda at home last week and will be searching for their second win in Melbourne in the opening three rounds.

Elliot Yeo leads the league in intercept possessions averaging 11 per game while the Eagles midfield is stacked with ball winners headed by Andrew Gaff who has had 36 touches in each of his first two outings.

Richmond will have to take control of that battle if they are to curb the quick delivery to Kennedy up forward – who doesn’t require many touches to put his stamp on the game.

West Coast should be too classy and polished for a Richmond side still looking to hit their straps in 2017.

Eagles by 28.

Team Line-Ups



Team Stats


Richmond

West Coast

Disposals

Contested Possessions

Kicks

Handballs

Free Kicks

Clearances

Centre Clearances

Stoppages

Inside 50

Marks

Marks in 50

Contested Marks

Tackles

Hit-Outs


Player Stats


Richmond

West Coast


Summary


Best On Ground

Richmond

West Coast