14.15 (99)
11.14 (80)


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

336 Disposals 371
145 Contested Possessions 151
207 Kicks 202
129 Handballs 169
21 Free Kicks 25
40 Clearances 37
12 Centre Clearances 15
28 Stoppages 22
54 Inside 50 53
75 Marks 88
13 Marks in 50 12
15 Contested Marks 14
58 Tackles 55
21 Hit-Outs 49

Player Stats

Richmond Tigers

Alex Rance98177033100
Bachar Houli1211233000111
Ben Griffiths5164313001
Ben Lennon6392021310
Brandon Ellis113143010311
Dan Butler49133010311
Daniel Rioli67136011110
David Astbury73106003000
Dion Prestia159241012402
Dustin Martin178253013122
Dylan Grimes2132001400
Jack Riewoldt65114002621
Jason Castagna3582001200
Jayden Short153183000200
Josh Caddy145194010512
Kane Lambert210122001100
Nick Vlastuin84123001200
Reece Conca144183011300
Shane Edwards125173021612
Shaun Grigg107174010110
Toby Nankervis1292151821200
Trent Cotchin179262030721

Collingwood Magpies

Adam Treloar2015356011221
Alex Fasolo83116002103
Ben Reid122145020100
Brayden Maynard77140031200
Brodie Grundy10132344543211
Chris Mayne57123030411
Darcy Moore8087002011
Henry Schade78156001100
Jack Crisp96152032101
Jackson Ramsay38111011600
James Aish610162002501
Jarryd Blair1891000400
Jeremy Howe105156000300
Jesse White83111421021
Josh Smith163197001100
Scott Pendlebury1814326002400
Steele Sidebottom813213000101
Taylor Adams1213253031700
Tim Broomhead66121010210
Tom Phillips810183001200
Tyson Goldsack59143010300
Will Hoskin-Elliott1562112010330