AFL Live Richmond Tigers vs Melbourne Demons Live Streaming Free 2019 JLT Live Stream Online,The AFL match will be kick off at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, Sunday 03 March 2019 online, 16:40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Richmond will field a mix of familiar and fresh faces against Melbourne in the opening round of the JLT Community Series at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton this Sunday.
Spearheaded by skipper Trent Cotchin, a strong squad of 30 has been named for the clash, featuring 17 players who lined up against Collingwood in last year’s preliminary final.
Three draftees, Riley Collier-Dawkins, Jack Ross and Fraser Turner, are in contention to play their first game in the yellow and black after impressing at last Saturday’s intraclub contest.
After taking part in the AFLX tournament last week, Jack Riewoldt, Alex Rance and Jack Higgins will pull their Richmond guernseys back on to face the Dees.
Missing from the squad are premiership players Shaun Grigg (knee), Josh Caddy (ankle) and Jason Castagna (ankle). While recruit Tom Lynch (knee) has also been held back from the match.
THE top four in Richmond’s best and fairest last year had the usual suspects; Dustin Martin, Alex Rance and Trent Cotchin.
But there was one name that was anything but usual; Kane Lambert. And how fitting that was, given his unusual path to AFL stardom.
A third-placed finish in a premiership side’s club champion award announced Lambert to the footy world as a name we needed to be paying more attention to. And now in 2018, that attention might see Lambert elevated into the ranks of the game’s elite.
As the Tigers downed North Melbourne in their final pre-season hitout before they open the season against Carlton on March 22, it was Lambert who caught the eye of the Fox Footy commentary team.
Lambert bagged three goals in a second quarter burst that helped Richmond pull away from the Kangaroos; and it saw him draw plenty of praise.
“He’s probably not a name that jumps off the list as one of your top players, but he’s so important to this team because of the things he does,” Brisbane champion Alastair Lynch said.
“His contested ball, his tackling, he’s second at Richmond for goal assists. He typifies Richmond and the way they played last year.”
Lambert was uber-consistent last season. After a slow start, he recorded 20 disposals or more in every game after Round 5 bar just three.
That consistency went to another level in the last four games of the season — disposal totals of 21, 24, 23 and 22 in Round 23 and the three finals wins, plus one goal in each final too.
We talk about the sustained success of teams — Brisbane, Geelong and then Hawthorn. You can’t just have six superstars. You’ve got to have up to 10 or 11 guys who are A-graders,” Geelong premiership player Cameron Mooney said on Fox Footy.
“And this is a guy that’s going to put himself into that A-grade bracket by the end of the year.”
It’s high praise — but Lambert is a player who has already made massive leaps in a short period of time.
After all, 1096 draft picks came and went before Richmond finally picked him up in the 2015 rookie draft. In his first and second seasons he was in and out of the side, to the point that Tigers assistant and Port Adelaide premiership coach Mark Williams had a backhanded compliment of a nickname for him.