Tigers vs Magpies – Round 2, 2017

2017-03-30T08:20:00Z - MCG
Richmond
14.15
99
Collingwood
11.14
80
FULL TIME
  1 2 3 4
RICH 2.4
16
3.5
23
9.8
62
14.15
99
COLL 2.4
16
4.9
33
7.13
55
11.14
80
2017-03-30T08:20:00Z - MCG

Preview

One of the oldest rivalries in AFL/VFL history is set for another chapter, with the Tigers and Pies going head-to-head on Thursday night. There has been a lot of build up to this round two match-up, with defence and tagging being the main talking point. The Pies have signalled they will not send a “run-with” player to Dustin Martin, although whether this will actually be the case is the question.

If the Pies drop this game even more pressure will be heaped on Nathan Buckley, especially considering they play Sydney in round three. The Tigers on the other hand are on cloud nine, coming off a comprehensive win against the Blues. Damien Hardwick will need to make sure his troops don’t get too ahead of themselves for this big clash.

Both sides have very high quality midfields, with whoever comes on top in that battle, likely to win the game. Sam Lloyd has been a surprise omission for the Tigers, thus their forward line will have a slightly different feel. Richmond made three changes to a winning side, which to many may come as a surprise. For the teams click here.

Tip: Tigers by 15

Team Line-Ups



Team Stats


Richmond

Collingwood

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

Collingwood


Summary


Best On Ground

Richmond

Collingwood