Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers AFL Live Round 7 Match Played On Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Sunday 03 May, Time 15: 20 (AEDT) Australia.
The Geelong Cats lost their first game of the season last Sunday when they were stunned by Port Adelaide. Other than that they had won their first five games easily. The Tigers are struggling, going 2-4 through their first six games and are languishing in 13th spot on the ladder.
Geelong Cats excelled after half time in their round 6 match up against Richmond last season. After only leading by five points at the main break, the Cats kicked 11 goals to five to streak away to a 44 point win. Steve Johnson was everywhere having 31 touches, nine marks and two goals in a best on ground performance. The Cats had six players with over 27 disposals – all of whom kicked at least a goal.
Geelong has played Richmond 187 times with the Cats leading 99-85 with three draws. Geelong have won 16 of their last 17 games against the Tigers, including the last nine in a row. Richmond last beat Geelong in round 9, 2006. The Tigers have not beaten Geelong at the MCG since round 12, 1999 – losing their last five games at the home of football to Geelong. Since 2010, Geelong is 4-0 overall (3-1 against the line) vs Richmond.
B: Jared Rivers, Tom Lonergan, Cameron Guthrie
HB: Corey Enright, Harry Taylor, Jackson Sheringham
C: George Horlin-Smith, Joel Selwood, Jimmy Bartel
HF: Matthew Stokes, Mark Blicavs, Jordan Murdoch
F: Mitch Duncan, Tom Hawkins, Travis Varcoe
Fol: Hamish McIntosh, Taylor Hunt, James Kelly
I/C: George Burbury, Steve Johnson, Dawson Simpson, Steven Motlop
EMG: Jordan Schroder, Jed Bews, Josh Walker
In: Dawson Simpson, Steven Motlop
Out: Jackson Thurlow (back), Josh Walker (omitted)
B: Chris Newman, David Astbury, Alex Rance
HB: Bachar Houli, Troy Chaplin, Steven Morris
C: Shaun Grigg, Daniel Jackson, Reece Conca
HF: Dustin Martin, Ty Vickery, Brett Deledio
F: Shane Edwards, Jack Riewoldt, Aaron Edwards
Fol: Shaun Hampson, Brandon Ellis, Trent Cotchin
I/C: Nathan Gordon, Matt McDonough, Nick Vlastuin, Sam Lloyd
Emg: Ricky Petterd, Orren Stephenson, Matt Thomas
In: Aaron Edwards, Alex Rance, Ty Vickery, Brett Deledio
Out: Dylan Grimes (omitted), Matthew Arnot (omitted), Ben Griffiths (omitted), Ricky Petterd (omitted)