Australian Football League Live Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers Live Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 21 Stream. Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers match will be kickoff at Simonds Stadium, Geelong, VIC, Australia, Saturday 12 August 2017 online, 14:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
This shapes as one of the matches of the round. Geelong will be missing three of their best players but enjoy the home ground advantage and are always tough to beat at the hostile environment of Simonds Stadium regardless of who is in the starting 22.
They have a tremendous record at the venue and their loss to Sydney by 47 points last weekend was their first at Simonds Stadium this season.
On the same weekend, Richmond staked their claims for a top four spot by defeating Hawthorn at the MCG by 29. That effort propelled to yellow and black ahead of the Cats into third position on the ladder. Geelong currently sit in fourth.
Another loss for the Cats will put a severe dent in their hopes of gaining the double chance with the finals just three weeks away.
Their coach, Chris Scott, may have to be creative with his moves on the weekend with Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan and Tom Hawkins all absent. In the absence of Hawkins, his side may find it tough to score against a Tigers outfit that rank No.1 in the competition for fewest points conceded.
At the other end of the ground, look for Richmond’s small fleet of forwards to apply plenty of pressure on the Cats back six. Their pressure and intensity was a highlight in the win over Hawthorn last weekend.
One of the interesting battles will in the midfield, where we will see Dustin Martin and Patrick Dangerfield go at it. Those two are arguably the best in the competition and while they are unlikely to play directly on one another, the one that has the most influence will likely end up on the winning side.
Geelong have dominated Richmond for the past decade, winning 12 on the trot against the Tigers, a sequence that begun in 2007 when the Cats took out the Round 6 encounter that year by a lazy 157 points.
The most recent clash between the two sides was in Round 21 last season and on that occasion, it was the Cats by four points. Geelong have won the past four between the two sides at Simonds Stadium.
B: N. Broad, A. Rance, D. Grimes
HB: B. Ellis, D. Astbury, N. Vlastuin
C: K. McIntosh, T. Cotchin, S. Grigg
HF: K. Lambert, S. Edwards, I. Soldo
F: J. Caddy, J. Riewoldt, D. Rioli
FOL: T. Nankervis, D. Martin, D. PRestia
I/C: B. Houli, C. Ellis, J. Castagna, D. Butler
EMG: J. Short, J. Graham, A. Miles
IN: J. Riewoldt
OUT: A. Miles
B: T. Stewart, T. Lonergan, J. Kolodjashnij
HB: J. Bews, L. Henderson, Z. Tuohy
C: A. Mackie, P. Dangerfield, J. Murdoch
HF: S. Motlop, R. Stanley, C. Guthrie
F: D. Menzel, H. Taylor, J. Parsons
FOL: Z. Smith, S. Selwood, S. Menegola
I/C: Z. Guthrie, B. Parfitt, S. Simpson, J. Thurlow
EMG: W. Buzza, J. Cunico, J. Henry
IN: P. Dangerfield, R. Stanley, S. Motlop, D. Menzel
OUT: J. Selwood, T. Hawkins, M. Duncan, W. Buzza