AFL Live Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, match will be kick off at The Gabba Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Saturday 18 April 2015 online, 19.20pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Tigers started off round one with a solid come from behind 27 point victory over Carlton. This result was dismissed in the media and over bigfooty as an underwhelming result with the blues tipped to struggle in 2015, however with Carlton being somewhat of a bogey side for the Tigers optimism was high with a number of second tier players stepping up.
In round 2, the Tigers faced a young Western Bulldogs side who were up and about after defeating West Coast in round 1. With more experience and arguably more talent across every line, the Tigers faithful were confident of a comfortable victory, especially with the game being played on the open ground of the MCG. However, the Tigers simply couldn’t find a way to get their running game up and going, with the Bulldogs simply working and chasing harder all over the ground and playing a much more direct brand of footy, getting the win by 19 points over a very lacklustre Tigers outfit.
Confidence was rising heading into round 1, with a good trade/free agency period seeing a number of new senior faces expected to bolster the young Lions’ midfield. Coming up at home against a Collingwood side who had a rough week in the media and who were tipped to finish in the bottom half of the league, the Lions started favourites. However, despite a strong final quarter, they went down to Collingwood by 12 points, with a little salt rubbed into the wound with captain and arguably best player Tom Rockliff going down with a rib injury expected to keep him out for 3-5 weeks.
In round 2, the Lions came down to Etihad to face a Kangaroos outfit out for revenge after being belted by Adelaide in round 1. The Lions started okay and went out to an 11-point lead early in the first quarter- however completely dropped off after that, scoring only 4 goals after quarter time to North’s 15 and eventually going down by an embarrassing 82 points. Jarrad Waite got of the leash to boot 7 goals, and coach Justin Leppitsch was left to rue his side’s poor effort around the stoppages, losing the clearances 42-24 and contested possessions 143-119.
“It’s a very attacking half-forward line, they kick goals, they put pressure on, and when they do get it inside 50, they are very good at keeping it in there. So we have to be on our guard and make sure we get that ball out cleanly from our defensive 50,” Richmond assistant coach Brendon Lade said on this week’s edition of the ‘Spotlight’.
“They bring their half-forwards up and open up a lot of space behind in their forward line. So we’ve got to stop the source, don’t let it get out into these situations, put a lot of pressure on and make it hard for them going inside 50.
“We don’t want the handball chains happening, and we’ll be putting a lot of pressure on to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
B Jaden McGrath, Matt Maguire, Justin Clarke
HB Jed Adcock, Marco Paparone, Rohan Bewick
C Sam Mayes, Jack Redden, Allen Christensen
HF Dayne Zorko, Daniel McStay, Mitch Robinson
F Harris Andrews, Brent Staker, Josh Green
FOLL Stefan Martin, Daniel Rich, Dayne Beams
I/C James Aish, Claye Beams, Darcy Gardiner, Lewis Taylor
EMG Luke McGuane, Nick Robertson, Zac O’Brien
IN Andrews, Staker, Aish, Gardiner
OUT Lester, O’Brien, Close (knee), Luenberger
B Troy Chaplin, Jake Batchelor, Alex Rance
HB Bachar Houli, Nick Vlastuin, David Astbury
C Brandon Ellis, Trent Cotchin, Shaun Grigg
HF Steven Morris, Shane Edwards, Chris Knights
F Jack Riewoldt, Ben Griffiths, Sam Lloyd
FOLL Ivan Maric, Dustin Martin, Taylor Hunt
I/C Chris Newman, Kamdyn McIntosh, Nathan Gordon, Anthony Miles
EMG Shaun Hampson, Matt McDonough, Nathan Drummond
IN Astbury, Edwards, Knights
OUT Grimes (hamstring), Lambert (shoulder), Petterd (foot)