AFL Live Adelaide Crows vs Richmond Tigers Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 02 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, Australia, Thursday 29 March 2018 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 2 of the AFL home and away season opens up with what should be a cracking game between last year’s Grand Finalists, the Adelaide Crows and Richmond.
The Crows head in as favourites despite going down in the decider last year and the action gets underway at 7.20PM AEST at the Adelaide Oval.
Richmond kicked off their premiership defence with a 26-point win over Carlton in the season opener last weekend. The Tigers stamped their authority in the last term to kick clear against their younger opponents.
Adelaide come off a loss against Essendon at Etihad Stadium. The Crows led the Bombers by 20 points at three quarter time but conceded six of the last seven goals to go down.
Don Pyke’s side will be keen to rebound and a number of their big-name players had quiet games including Eddie Betts, who was held goalless. The mercurial forward booted 55 majors in 2017 and returns to Adelaide Oval for the first time this year.
A pleasing sign for the Crows was the debut performance of their new recruit, Bryce Gibbs. The former Blue picked up 35 disposals, while Rory Laird and Matt Crouch both picked up 40 possessions.
The battle between these players and the likes of Dustin Martin and Trent Cotchin in the middle of the ground will be one of the highlights on Friday.
Last year’s Brownlow Medallist, Martin, tuned up with a 32 possession performance against the Blues, setting up the likes of Jack Riewoldt, Jacob Townsend and Josh Caddy, who combined for 11 goals.
The Tigers forward pressure that was a hallmark of their 2017 season was on display and the Crows will need to find a way to overcome this on Friday. If they don’t, they will find themselves in rare territory with a 0-2 win-loss record to kick off the season.
B: Jake Kelly, Daniel Talia, Kyle Hartigan
HB: Rory Laird, Luke Brown, Wayne Milera
C: Rory Atkins, Matt Crouch, David Mackay
HF: Cameron Ellis-Yolmen, Mitch McGovern, Lachlan Murphy
F: Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Taylor Walker
Foll: Sam Jacobs, Bryce Gibbs, Rory Sloane
I/C: Hugh Greenwood, Paul Seedsman, Darcy Fogarty, Tom Doedee
Emerg: Jordan Gallucci, Kyle Cheney, Matthew Signorello, Reilly O’Brien
INS: Wayne Milera, Taylor Walker
OUTS: Curtly Hampton, Richard Douglas
B: Alex Rance, David Astbury, Dylan Grimes
HB: Bachar Houli, Reece Conca, Brandon Ellis
C: Shaun Grigg, Trent Cotchin, Kamdyn McIntosh
HF: Shai Bolton, Jack Graham, Jacob Townsend
F: Jack Riewoldt, Josh Caddy, Dan Butler
Foll: Toby Nankervis, Kane Lambert, Dustin Martin
I/C: Jayden Short, Jason Castagna, Shane Edwards, Corey Ellis
Emerg: Anthony Miles, Sam Lloyd, Jack Higgins, Ivan Soldo
INS: Bachar Houli
OUTS: Nick Vlastuin