Australian Football League Live Richmond Tigers vs Hawthorn Hawks Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Seasons Week 3 AFL Stream. Richmond Tigers vs Hawthorn Hawks match will be kickoff at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Sunday 08 April 2018 online, 13:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the big games of AFL Round 3 will be when last years premiers, Richmond, take on Hawthorn at the MCG on Sunday at 1.10PM.
The Tigers head in as slight favourites for the match and all the action can be seen live on Fox Footy.
Richmond come off a Round 2 loss at the hands of the Adelaide Crows, the side they beat in the Grand Final last season. The Tigers went down by 36 points at the Adelaide Oval and will be out to make amends for what was their first loss since early August in 2017.
They face a Hawthorn outfit that will be full of confidence after finally winning a close one against their modern-day rivals, Geelong. The Hawks let a 25-point lead slip late in the game but were good enough to sneak home by a solitary point. The victory made it two wins from as many games for Alistair Clarkson’s side.
A highlight of the game on Sunday will be the battle in the midfield. Hawthorn were able to match motors with Geelong’s star studded on-ball division last weekend and the likes of Tom Mitchell and Jaegar O’Meara will be out to do it again, this time against Dustin Martin, Trent Cotchin and co.
Last year’s Brownlow Medalist, Martin, has started the year off in impressive fashion, however, it is Mitchell that has been capturing plenty of attention and the ball magnet has registered a staggering 94 disposals in the first two games this year.
Richmond will be mindful of curbing his influence, while they will also need to negate Hawthorn’s forwards as the premiers from 2013-2015 have been impressive in attack thus far. Jarryd Roughead was a match winner against Geelong and Richmond’s Alex Race will need to lift after having a rare off night in the loss to Adelaide.
Expect the Tigers to come out with plenty of intensity and their trademark forward half pressure should be on show. With Hawthorn in promising early form, this should be one of the better games of Round 3.
B: Rance, Astbury, Grimes
HB: Houli, Vlastuin, Short
C: Grigg, Cotchin, McIntosh
HF: Castagna, Lloyd, Townsend
F: Riewoldt, Edwards, Butler
FOLL: Nankervis, Lambert, Martin
I/C: B Ellis, Graham, Higgins, Conca
EMG: Miles, Garthwaite, Chol, Menadue
IN: Vlastuin, Higgins, Lloyd
OUT: Caddy, Bolton, C Ellis
B: Brand, Frawley, Hardwick
HB: Burton, O’Brien, Stratton
C: Henderson, O’Meara, Smith
HF: Breust, Gunston, Impey
F: Puopolo, Roughead, Rioli
FOLL: McEvoy, Mitchell, Shiels
I/C: Duryea, Howe, Morrison, Langford
EMG: Mirra, Glass, Pittonet, O’Rourke
IN: Frawley, Morrison, Langford
OUT: Sicily, Schoenmakers, Burgoyne