Australian Football League Live Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 13. Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans match will be kickoff at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 17 June 2017 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Saturday afternoon football heads to the MCG with what should be a fascinating clash between the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans at the home of footy.
The Tigers will be looking to pick up a vital four points in their quest to play finals in 2017, but it won’t be easy against the Swans, who were big winners last weekend.
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Richmond have won seven of their 11 games to date, with three of their losses coming by under a goal. In contrast, Sydney have won just four of their 11 games but head in as favourite’s for the MCG encounter.
After a horror opening to the year, John Longmire’s side have won four of their past five and come off their best performance of the year, a ruthless 46 point win over the premiers from 2016, the Western Bulldogs.
Their opponents, Richmond, enjoyed the week’s rest last weekend due to the bye. Prior to that, they defeated North Melbourne by 35 points and they head to the MCG for the first time since accounting for Essendon by 15 in the ‘Dreamtime at the G’ encounter on May 27.
Saturday’s clash against Sydney pits a couple of quality midfields up against one another. Richmond enjoy the service of the leading Brownlow Medal fancy, Dustin Martin, who was brilliant in the win over North a fortnight ago, while Trent Cotchin is also enjoying an excellent season.
At Sydney, Josh Kennedy comes off a stellar game, while Daniel Hannebery and Isaac Heeney were both in the thick of it against the Bulldogs. Another mouth watering match up will occur in the Swans forward line with Lance Franklin set to be matched up on by Richmond’s Alex Rance.
That contest pairs up the competitions best forward and best defender up against one another and the result of this battle will be pivotal. Rance has generally played well on ‘Buddy’ in the past but the Sydney forward had a bit of a day out the last time the two sides met, booting seven goals.
The Round 13 fixture should be a physical one. Both sides play a contested brand of football and pressure the opposition when not in possession. If the Swans can bring the same intensity that was on display in the Bulldogs game they should be hard to beat but the Tigers enjoy the home ground advantage and have won five from six at the MCG.
A win for the home side will see them emerge as a serious top four contender, while it will all but spell doom for the Swans finals hopes. Last year’s Grand Finalists are two games outside the eight but on the flipside they will be within striking distance should they get up over the Tigers.
B: Rance, Astbury, Grimes
HB: Short, Houli, B. Ellis
C: McIntosh, Edwards, Cotchin
HF: Martin, Rioli, Castagna
F: Riewoldt, Lambert, Lloyd
R: Nankervis, Grigg, Caddy
I/C: Prestia, Bolton, Menadue, Butler
Emerg: Lennon, Markov, Stengle
B: N. Smith, H. Grundy, H. Marsh
HB: Z. Jones, D. Rampe, C. Mills
C: I. Heeney, J. Kennedy, J. Lloyd
HF: G. Rohan, L. Franklin, G. Hewett
F: T. Papley, S. Reid, K. Jack
Fall: S. Naismith, D. Hannebery, L. Parker
I/C: C. Sinclair, D. Towers, N. Newman, W. Hayward
Emerge: S. Edwards, J. Dawson, O. Florent
IN: G. Rohan
OUT: L. Melican