Australian Football League (AFL) Live Richmond Tigers vs St Kilda Saints match will be kick off at MCG, Melbourne,Sunday 24 August 2014 online, 16:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Tigers are surging having won seven in a row but have they left their run to late. St Kilda are struggling and will need two promising results to avoid the wooden spoon.
You would have to be living under a rock not to have noticed the Tigers dramatic upswing as they’ve won seven on end to sit in ninth place. They face Sydney in the final round which could thwart their finals chances. Richmond is 7-3 (4-6 against the line) vs bottom-ten sides in 2014. The Saints are looking towards the end of the season and a number one draft pick having won just one game since round 6 with eight of their 14 losses by over 50-points.
Richmond has won the last four matches between the two sides but before then St Kilda held an impressive winning streak – 13 straight wins from 2003-2010. Since 2010, the Tigers are 4-2-1 (5-2 against the line) vs the Saints. The Tigers are 3-7 (5-5 against the line) at the MCG this year. The Saints are 1-3 both head-to-head and against the line at the MCG over the last two years. Richmond is 5-2 against the line over their seven game winning streak whilst the Saints are 2-5 over the same period.
B Chris Newman, Alex Rance, Dylan Grimes
HB Bachar Houli, Troy Chaplin, Steven Morris
C Dustin Martin, Trent Cotchin, Anthony Miles
HF Nathan Gordon, Ben Griffiths, Brett Deledio
F Shane Edwards, Jack Riewoldt, Ricky Petterd
FOL Ivan Maric, Brandon Ellis, Shaun Grigg
I/C Nathan Foley, Nick Vlastuin, Jake Batchelor, Ben Lennon
EMG Matt Dea, Aaron Edwards, Reece Conca
B Nathan Wright, Luke Delaney, Cameron Shenton
HB Sean Dempster, Sam Fisher, Sam Gilbert
C Farren Ray, Lenny Hayes, Jack Newnes
HF Leigh Montagna, Nick Riewoldt, David Armitage
F Adam Schneider, Rhys Stanley, Tom Curren
FOL Billy Longer, Jack Steven, Maverick Weller
I/C Clinton Jones, Sebastian Ross, Spencer White, Brodie Murdoch
EMG James Gwilt, Lewis Pierce, S Dunell
IN Clinton Jones, Spencer White, Brodie Murdoch
OUT Josh Saunders (omitted), James Gwilt, Shane Savage (broken arm)