Australian Football League Live Richmond Tigers vs Collingwood Magpies Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Week 02 match will be kickoff at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Thursday 30 March 2017 online, 19.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Richmond Tigers and Collingwood feature in Thursday night football on March 30, the first of what should be another nine captivating games this weekend.
The 7.20PM encounter will likely attract another massive crowd to the home of football, the M.C.G, and will be broadcast live on Channel 7 and Fox Footy.
The two sides entered the season in the knowledge that their performances will be heavily scrutinized. The respective coaches in Damien Hardwick (Richmond) and Nathan Buckley (Collingwood) both face make or break years after disappointing campaigns in 2016.
In Round 1, Buckley’s Magpies were gallant but ultimately no match for the Western Bulldogs, going down by 14 points, while Hardwick gained some breathing space after his Tigers knocked over Carlton in the opening game of the season by 43.
The Round 1 version of Richmond appear to be a more attacking unit than last season and it will be interesting to see if they continue their hard running and quick handballing that was evident last weekend.
Dustin Martin is one player that Collingwood will need to be mindful of after having a huge influence last weekend, while Richmond will also look to apply plenty of pressure, after their side scored 11 goals from forward half turnovers and laid 80 tackles for the game, more than any game last season.
For Collingwood to square the ledger they will need to execute their skills better when heading inside 50, while they will also need to convert their opportunities in front of goal. They won the possession count against the Bulldogs but lacked the polish to finish off.
We can expect the Magpies to get on top at the clearances over Richmond and with Scott Pendlebury, Taylor Adams, Adam Treloar and Steele Sidebottom all in good form, the Pies should have the edge but it will be tight.
B: A. Rance, D. Astbury, D. Grimes
HB: R. Conca, B. Houli, B. Ellis
C: D. Prestia, S. Edwards, S. Grigg
HF: D. Rioli, B. Griffiths, D. Butler
F: D. Martin, J. Riewoldt, J. Castagna
FOL: T. Nankervis, T. Cotchin, J. Caddy
I/C: N. Vlastuin, B. Lennon, J. Short, K. Lambert
EMG: I. Maric, A. Miles, T. Hunt
IN: K. Lambert, B. Lennon, J. Short
OUT: T. Hunt, S. Lloyd, K. McIntosh
B: J. Howe, H. Schade, J. Ramsay
HB: J. Smith, B. Reid, B. Maynard
C: S. Sidebottom, S. Pendlebury, J. Crisp
HF: J. Blair, J. White, T. Broomhead
F: A. Fasolo, D. Moore, C. Mayne
FOL: B. Grundy, A. Treloar, T. Adams
I/C: T. Goldsack, J. Aish, T. Phillips, W. Hoskin-Elliott
EMG: L. Dunn, J. Daicos, M. Cox
IN: T. Broomhead, J. Aish
OUT: T. Varcoe, M. Cox