11.10 (76)
West Coast
8.17 (65)


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

IN Todd Elton, Kamdyn McIntosh
OUTBen Griffiths, Shane Edwards
IN Lewis Jetta
OUTDom Sheed
FB 18 Alex Rance 12 David Astbury 2 Dylan Grimes
FF 15 Jamie Cripps 17 Josh J. Kennedy 33 Josh Hill
HB 30 Reece Conca 14 Bachar Houli 5 Brandon Ellis
HF 2 Mark Le Cras 27 Jack Darling 23 Lewis Jetta
C 23 Kane Lambert 1 Nick Vlastuin 6 Shaun Grigg
C 7 Chris Masten 11 Matt Priddis 3 Andrew Gaff
HF 17 Daniel Rioli 43 Todd Elton 7 Dan Butler
HB 5 Brad Sheppard 20 Jeremy McGovern 6 Elliot Yeo
FF 4 Dustin Martin 8 Jack Riewoldt 11 Jason Castagna
FB 25 Shannon Hurn 37 Thomas Barrass 12 S. Wellingham
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Team Stats

399 Disposals 370
159 Contested Possessions 134
236 Kicks 208
163 Handballs 162
21 Free Kicks 27
34 Clearances 38
7 Centre Clearances 12
27 Stoppages 26
63 Inside 50 56
69 Marks 86
12 Marks in 50 13
5 Contested Marks 7
76 Tackles 67
27 Hit-Outs 52

Player Stats

Richmond Tigers

Alex Rance12820413
Bachar Houli167232331
Ben Lennon5381111
Brandon Ellis155204123
Dan Butler9817221121
Daniel Rioli369122
David Astbury67136211
Dion Prestia71118114
Dustin Martin3374031521
Dylan Grimes4593113
Jack Riewoldt17522821412
Jason Castagna115168611
Jayden Short741121
Josh Caddy691534
Kamdyn McIntosh1210224161
Kane Lambert118191161
Nick Vlastuin5510124
Reece Conca16925643
Shaun Grigg9122151141
Toby Nankervis8101842142
Todd Elton3693514
Trent Cotchin2113343365

West Coast Eagles

Andrew Gaff201333233
Brad Sheppard5611226
Chris Masten111526551
Elliot Yeo1372041251
Jack Darling10616621412
Jack Redden513181456
Jackson Nelson7512423
Jamie Cripps82105121
Jeremy McGovern94134111
Jonathan Giles4592224
Josh Hill93125131
Josh J. Kennedy73105211121
Lewis Jetta95143111
Luke Shuey1515305334
Mark Hutchings610163311
Mark Le Cras11617421234
Matt Priddis10132328
Nathan Vardy5272283
Sam Mitchell141125422
Shannon Hurn981771
Sharrod Wellingham13821813
Thomas Barrass821051


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