AFL Live Richmond Tigers vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 12 Match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Friday 19 June 2015 online, 19.50pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Two of the more in-form teams clash in yet another finals-defining match-up. Can the Tigers continue their winning run or will the Eagles spoil the party?
Don’t expect too many changes from the Tigers who beat Fremantle before their bye last weekend. Nathan Gordon, Matt McDonough and Matt Arnot are pushing for selection. Richmond is likely to be missing David Astbury, Reece Conca and Ricky Petterd from their best 22. For West Coast, Jeremy McGovern (thigh) and Sharrod Wellingham needs to pass fitness tests. Jackson Nelson, Matt Rosa and Tom Barrass are in line for selection. The Eagles are without Mitch Brown, Eric Mackenzie and Patrick McGinnity form their ideal line-up.
The Eagles are third on the ladder with eight wins and three losses this year. They rank first in most points scored and fourth in least amount of points conceded this season. They are 1-1 against teams in the eight this season. The Tigers are 6-4 to sit in eighth on the ladder having won four in a row. They rank 12th for most points but fifth for least amount of points conceded this season. The Tigers are 2-0 both head-to-head and against the line vs top eight teams this season.
West Coast leads Richmond 23-16 in overall meetings but the Tigers have won their last two meetings. Since 2010, The Tigers are 3-2 (4-1 against the line) vs West Coast. The Tigers are 7-10 (8-9 against the line) at the MCG since the start of 2014. The Eagles are 7-8 (8-7 against the line) when playing away from Perth in 2014-15. Deeper down, they’re 2-8 (6-4 against the line) at the MCG since the start of 2011. Three of the last five games have totalled over 170.5 points. Richmond is 10-9-1 (11-9 against the line) in Thursday or Friday night matches since 2010. The Eagles are 4-5 (3-6 against the line) in Thursday or Friday night matches since the start of 2011. Richmond is 3-1 both head-to-head and against the line when following a week off since the start 2013.
Much like their winning streak to end the 2014 home and away season, the Tigers are really rolling right now. With Troy Chaplin and Alex Rance, Richmond should be able to contain Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling. Up forward, Vickery, Griffiths and Riewoldt will pose significant threats to an undersized West Coast backline. The Eagles’ biggest scalp to date is GWS so we don’t really know what they’re made of and away from home it’s hard to take them.
B: D. Grimes, J. Batchelor, T. Chaplin
HB: N. Vlastuin, A. Rance, B. Houli
C: B. Ellis, A. Miles, K. McIntosh
HF: S. Morris, B. Deledio, D. Martin
F: B. Griffiths, J. Riewoldt, T. Cotchin
Foll: I. Maric, T. Hunt, S. Grigg
Inter: T. Vickery, S. Edwards, C. Ellis, C. Menadue
Emerg: C. Newman, N. Gordon, M. Dea
West Coast Eagles:
B: S. Hurn, J. McGovern, B. Sheppard
HB: E. Yeo, W. Schofield, S. Wellingham
C: L. Duggan, M. Priddis, X. Ellis
HF: J. Hill, J. Darling, C. Masten
F: M. LeCras, J. Kennedy, J. Cripps
Foll: N. Naitanui, L. Shuey, A. Gaff
Inter: S. Selwood, M. Rosa, C. Sinclair, D. Sheed
Emerg: F. McInnes, J. Nelson, J. Bennell
In: M. Rosa
Out: S. Butler