AFL Final Round 2014 Live Port Adelaide vs Richmond Tigers match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide,Sunday 07 September 2014 online, Time 15:20 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
What a great end to week one of the finals with the Richmond juggernaut heading to Adelaide to take on the Power. Can the Tigers win their 9th on the trot? Or will Port put them in their palce.
Don’t expect too many changes to a victorious Richmond side although both veteran midfielder Dan Jackson and forward Ty Vickery are available for selection. For Port Adelaide, Matt White should be available despite being substituted last weekend. In a quirky selection issue, Port is in their black and white prison bar uniform this weekend instead of their traditional home strip.
Port Adelaide ranks second in points per game this year and fourth in both disposals and tackles. They have got their season back on track with two wins out of their last three games and a gallant effort against Freo last weekend. They are 3-6 (5-4 against the line) vs top-eight teams this year. The Richmond resurrection is complete having won nine in a row; taking the scalps of Port, West Coast, Essendon and Sydney in the process. The Tigers are just 3-7 (6-4 against the line) vs top eight sides this season.
The Tigers kept their season alive in round 17 with a nice 20-point win over Port Adelaide in round 17. Sam Lloyd (three goals), Jack Riewoldt (three), Ricky Petterd (two), Vickery (two) and Troy Chaplin (two) all kicked multiple goals whilst Brandon Ellis and Anthony Miles racked up disposals. For Port, Travis Boak had 39 touches and a goal whilst Robbie Gray kicked four and Jay Schulz two.
Richmond and Port Adelaide have played 24 times with Port leading 14-9 with one draw. Richmond has won three out of the past four games between the two sides. Port Adelaide has won nine of their 12 games (8-4 against the line) at the Adelaide Oval. The Tigers have conceded an average of just 65-points per game in their last six games. Richmond is 6-3 against the line over their nine game winning streak – they have started outsiders in five of those games. Since 2012, Richmond is 12-6 (11-7 against the line) when playing interstate – 5-1 head-to-head and at the line this year. Since 2007, Port is 3-2 in the finals. Whilst Richmond last won a final in 2001, having led Carlton by 26-points at half-time last year. The Tigers have not won an elimination final since 1977 whilst Port won its last two elimination finals (in 2005 & 2013). Only four finals in the last three years have been decided by over 39-points.
B Jackson Trengove, Alipate Carlile, Tom Jonas
HB Matthew Broadbent, Jack Hombsch, Jasper Pittard
C Kane Cornes, Ollie Wines, Hamish Hartlett
HF Robbie Gray, Justin Westhoff, Angus Monfries
F Jake Neade, Jay Schulz, Chad Wingard
FOL Matthew Lobbe, Travis Boak, Brad Ebert
I/C Andrew Moore, Jarman Impey, Jared Polec, Matt White, Cam O’Shea, Benjamin Newton, Kane Mitchell (Three to be omitted)
IN Cam O’Shea, Benjamin Newton, Kane Mitchell
B Chris Newman, Alex Rance, Dylan Grimes
HB Bachar Houli, Troy Chaplin, Steven Morris
C Nick Vlastuin, Trent Cotchin, Anthony Miles
HF Nathan Gordon, Ben Griffiths, Brett Deledio
F Shane Edwards, Jack Riewoldt, Dustin Martin
FOL Ivan Maric, Brandon Ellis, Shaun Grigg
I/C Nathan Foley, Jake Batchelor, Ricky Petterd, Reece Conca, Matt Dea, Sam Lloyd, Daniel Jackson (Three to be omitted)
IN Matt Dea, Sam Lloyd, Daniel Jackson