Australian Football League (AFL) Live West Coast Eagles vs Richmond Tigers match will be kick off at Patersons Stadium, Perth,Friday 25 july 2014 online, 20:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
With finals out of the equation, will Damien Hardwick use the remaining games to blood some youngsters? If so, Ben Lennon and Liam McBean should feature soon whilst Reece Conca should make a return this week. Matt McDonough and Nathan Gordon also loom as possible inclusions for Daniel Jackson and Ricky Petterd who are out with injury For the Eagles, expect Dean Cox and Brad Sheppard to come back whilst Mitch Brown, Sharrod Wellingham, Jamie Cripps and Jamie Bennell are all in contention.
The Tigers are in the midst of their best form all year with three consecutive wins over St Kilda, Brisbane and an upset victory over Port Adelaide which brings them to 12th on the ladder with a 6-10 record. Richmond is 5-3 (3-5 against the line) vs bottom-ten sides in 2014. The Eagles have won three out of their last five games before the bye but have lost their last two at home. They sit just one place above the Tigers on the ladder with a 7-9 record. The Eagles are 7-1 (3-5 against the line) vs bottom-ten teams this season.
The Tigers travelled to Patersons Stadium in round 10 last year not expected to win. They had a six goal to nil second quarter to run out to a 28-point half-time lead before extending that to 39-points by the end of the game. Brett Deledio has adjudged best afield with 25 touches, six tackles and six inside 50s. They had five multiple goal kickers with Nick Vlastuin leading the way with three majors. For the Eagles, midfielders Scott Selwood, Chris Masten and Luke Shuey were all prominent.
West Coast leads Richmond 23-15 in overall meetings but they have split their last six games 3-3. The Eagles are 4-5 both head-to-head and against the line at home this year. Since 2012, Richmond is 9-6 (8-7 against the line) when playing interstate – 2-1 head-to-head and at the line this year. The Tigers are 1-4 (2-3 against the line) in Perth since 2010.
B: Sam Butler, Will Schofield, Brad Sheppard
HB: Xavier Ellis, Eric Mackenzie, Shannon Hurn
C: Chris Masten, Matt Priddis, Ashley Smith
HF: Andrew Gaff, Josh Kennedy, Simon Tunbridge
F: Jeremy McGovern, Jack Darling, Mark LeCras
Fol: Nic Naitanui, Luke Shuey, Mark Hutchings
I/C: Dominic Sheed, Patrick McGinnity, Mitchell Brown, Dean Cox
Emg: Jamie Bennell, Josh Hill, Sharrod Wellingham
In: Brad Sheppard, Josh Kennedy, Mitchell Brown, Dean Cox
Out: Blayne Wilson (omitted), Scott Lycett (rested), Jacob Brennan (ankle), Callum Sinclair (omitted)
B: Troy Chaplin, Alex Rance, Jake Batchelor
HB: Bachar Houli, Chris Newman, Dylan Grimes
C: Nathan Foley, Trent Cotchin, Anthony Miles
HF: Dustin Martin, Ty Vickery, Brett Deledio
F: Shane Edwards, Jack Riewoldt, Sam Lloyd
FOLL: Ivan Maric, Brandon Ellis, Reece Conca
I/C: Nick Vlastuin, Nathan Gordon, Matt Thomas, Steven Morris
Emg Matt Dea, Liam McBean, Matt McDonough
In: Nathan Gordon, Matt Thomas
Out: Daniel Jackson (Glute), Ricky Petterd (finger)