AFL Live Richmond Tigers vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 03 match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 08 April 2017 online, 14:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Richmond Tigers will be out to continue their perfect start to the season when they take on the West Coast Eagles at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.
The Round 3 clash is one of five AFL matches scheduled for the day and gets underway at 2.10PM AEST.
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Both sides head into this after winning their first two games of the year. Richmond has lit up the MCG at their past two and are beginning to put a disappointing 2016 campaign behind them, while West Coast have enjoyed victories over North Melbourne in Round 1 and St Kilda last Saturday night.
The Tigers defeated Collingwood by 19 points last in their Round 2 clash and will have had an extra two days to prepare for the Eagles game.
After adding some depth to their list in the off-season, the likes of Trent Cotchin and Dustin Martin have benefitted early on this year for the yellow and black and will be important players come Saturday.
Interestingly, in their two wins, the Tigers have gone down in the possession count and are ranked last for total disposals this season, while West Coast are ranked 2nd in this area.
With Andrew Gaff, Luke Shuey, Matt Priddis and Sam Mitchell all finding plenty of the football, the Eagles should be able to provide enough supply to the likes of Josh Kennedy, Mark LeCras and Jack Darling in their forward line.
Kennedy has booted 11 goals already in season 2017 and the duel between the competition’s leading goal kicker and the competition’s best defender, Richmond’s Alex Rance, should be absorbing.
With the Eagles likely to get their hands on the football more often, Richmond will need to maintain plenty of pressure for the full four quarters of the game. They have lifted in this area this year and are currently ranked 2nd in the competition for tackles, up from 18th last year.
While the Tigers head in as outsiders for the Round 3 clash, if they get a sniff early on in front of their home fans, it should make for some interesting footy.
B: A.Rance, D.Astbury, D.Grimes
HB: R.Conca, B.Houli, B.Ellis
C: K.McIntosh, D.Prestia, S.Grigg
HF: D.Rioli, T.Elton, 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: J.Townsend, A.Miles, C.Menadue
IN: T.Elton, K.McIntosh
OUT: S.Edwards, B.Griffiths
West Coast Eagles:
B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, S.Wellingham
HB: J.Nelson, J.McGovern, E.Yeo
C: M.Hutchings, M.Priddis, A.Gaff
HF: M.LeCras, J.Darling, J.Redden
F: N.Vardy, J.Kennedy, J.Hill
FOL: J.Giles, L.Shuey, S.Mitchell
I/C: B.Sheppard, C.Masten, J.Cripps, L.Jetta
EMG: L.Duggan, S.Butler, W.Schofield