Australian Football League Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Richmond Tigers Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 11. West North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Richmond Tigers match will be kickoff at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 03 June 2017 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Richmond head in as slight favourite’s and sit in 5th position on the ladder with six wins, while North Melbourne are in 13th spot with four wins. Both clubs could sit higher were in not for a series of narrow losses earlier on.
The Tigers lost three in a row by under a goal, before breaking through for a 15 point win over Essendon last weekend. Earlier in the year, the Kangaroos dropped three games in similar fashion but they have since won four of their past five and shape as a dangerous proposition for the Tigers.
Last weekend, Brad Scott’s side knocked over Carlton by 17 points, while other recent scalps include Adelaide and Melbourne. Ben Brown has been a shining light in those wins and has booted 27 goals for the year, while their blue-collar midfield has been well served by Jack Ziebell and Ben Cunnington.
Brown will most likely line up on the competition’s leading defender, Alex Rance, and the battle between those two will be interesting. The Tigers rank 3rd in the competition for fewest points conceded but on the flip-side, the Roos are one of the highest scoring sides and average 96 points per game.
Ziebell and Cunnington take on the Tigers pairing of Dustin Martin and Trent Cotchin in the middle of the ground and we can expect Martin and Cotchin to take the points here, but the Roos mids should not be underrated.
A win for North will see them stay in touch with the top eight, while a Tigers victory may see them sneak inside the top four by the end of the weekend. Both can look forward to the week’s rest in Round 12 with the bye approaching for the respective clubs
Round 11 will see another instalment in the budding rivalry between North Melbourne and Richmond and will have significant implications for the rest of the season. Both teams recorded wins last weekend but in contrasting fashions. Richmond were able to grind out a victory against the Bombers while North romped away early, only to have that lead evaporate late in the game. Cool heads on young shoulders eventually led North to an ugly 17-point win. This will be the 158th meeting between the sides, with Richmond holding the advantage 83 wins to 72 with two draws.
Judging by how the season has gone so far for these teams, it wouldn’t at all surprise me if this game resembled a pendulum of each team alternating 40-point leads. The Tigers’ position on the ladder should give them a slight edge, but with a finals spot on the line for both teams, this game could finish as an all-time classic. Richmond by eight points.
B M.Williams, R.Tarrant, E.Vickers-Willis
HB L.Hansen, S.Thompson, J.Macmillan
C S.Gibson, B.Cunnington, A.Mullett
HF K.Turner, J.Waite, T.Garner
F N.Hrovat, B.Brown, T.Dumont
Foll T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell, S.Higgins
I/C L.McDonald, R.Clarke, S.Atley, M.Wood
Emg A.Swallow, B.Preuss, J.Williams
B A.Rance, D.Astbury, D.Grimes
HB B.Ellis, B.Houli, K.McIntosh
C J.Castagna, D.Prestia, S.Grigg
HF D.Rioli, S.Lloyd, S.Edwards
F D.Martin, J.Riewoldt, D.Butler
Foll T.Nankervis, T.Cotchin, K.Lambert
I/C J.Short, J.Caddy, S.Bolton, C.Menadue
Emg A.Miles, T.Hunt, T.Elton