Richmond
Tigers
11.10 (76)
11.10
76
West Coast
Eagles
8.17 (65)
8.17
65
FULLTIME
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


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

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Alex Rance128204001300
Bachar Houli167232030310
Ben Lennon5381011100
Brandon Ellis155204012300
Dan Butler98172021121
Daniel Rioli3690001220
David Astbury67136021100
Dion Prestia711181010400
Dustin Martin337403010521
Dylan Grimes4593011300
Jack Riewoldt175228021412
Jason Castagna115168000611
Jayden Short74110002100
Josh Caddy69150003400
Kamdyn McIntosh1210224010601
Kane Lambert118191010610
Nick Vlastuin55101002400
Reece Conca169256000403
Shaun Grigg912215110410
Toby Nankervis8101842104200
Todd Elton3693510400
Trent Cotchin2113343036500

West Coast Eagles

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Andrew Gaff2013332030300
Brad Sheppard56112020600
Chris Masten1115265000501
Elliot Yeo137204012501
Jack Darling106166021412
Jack Redden513181045600
Jackson Nelson75124002300
Jamie Cripps82105001210
Jeremy McGovern94134011100
Jonathan Giles45922200400
Josh Hill93125010301
Josh Kennedy73105211121
Lewis Jetta95143011100
Luke Shuey1515305033400
Mark Hutchings610163000311
Mark LeCras116174021234
Matt Priddis1013230020800
Nathan Vardy52722830000
Sam Mitchell1411254002200
Shannon Hurn98177000100
Sharrod Wellingham138218001300
Thomas Barrass82105010000

Summary

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