AFL 2014 Round 12 Match Sunday 08 June North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Richmond Tigers Live Online Broadcast From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne 19: 10 AEDT.
North will be sweating on the fitness of Lindsay Thomas who was subbed out with a hamstring issue last weekend whilst Nathan Grima needs to overcome a foot issue in order to play. For the Tigers, Anthony Miles looks certain to make his debut in yellow and black whilst Ty Vickery, Brad Helbig, Ricky Petterd and Matt Arnot are also chances to come in.
It’s not news to anyone that the Tigers are struggling – they’re 3-7. That includes going 0-4 against top eight sides. Over their past two weeks they’ve won by 113 points before succumbing to a 50-point drubbing by Essendon. Whilst Richmond have been flat out disappointing, North are an enigma. They’ve alternated win-loss since round 4 – with that pattern suggesting they’ll lose this one. They’re 8th on the ladder at 6-4.
North officially touched up Richmond in round 15 last year. Andrew Swallow led the way with 26 touches whilst Leigh Adams chipped in with 29. Young forwards Robbie Tarrant kicked four goals and Aaron Black three in the 62 point win. Richmond spearhead Jack Riewoldt was restricted to just two goals from five touches.
B Luke McDonald, Scott D. Thompson, Lachlan Hansen
HB Nick Dal Santo, Michael Firrito, Aaron Mullett
C Sam Gibson, Andrew Swallow, Levi Greenwood
HF Ryan Bastinac, Aaron Black, Leigh Adams
F Lindsay Thomas, Drew Petrie, Brent Harvey
FOL Todd Goldstein, Jack Ziebell, Ben Cunnington
I/C: Liam Anthony, Shaun Atley, Robin Nahas, Majak Daw
EMG: Ben Jacobs, Brad McKenzie, Sam Wright
IN: Brad McKenzie, Ben Jacobs, Sam Wright
B: Troy Chaplin, Jake Batchelor, Steven Morris
HB: Bachar Houli, Alex Rance, Matt Dea
C: Ben Lennon, Shane Edwards, Ricky Petterd
HF: Dustin Martin, Ben Griffiths, Brett Deledio
F: Matt Thomas, Jack Riewoldt, Ty Vickery
FOLL: Ivan Maric, Brandon Ellis, Trent Cotchin
I/C: Matt McDonough, Nathan Foley, Anthony Miles, Nick Vlastuin
EMG: Brad Helbig, Brett O’Hanlon, Shaun Hampson
IN: Jake Batchelor, Ricky Petterd, Anthony Miles, Ty Vickery, Nick Vlastuin
OUT: Dylan Grimes (Toe), Shaun Grigg (hamstring), Daniel Jackson (hip), Reece Conca (groin), Shaun Hampson