AFL 2014 Live Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants match will be kick off at MCG, Melbourne,Saturday 02 August 2014 online, Time 16:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
After four straight wins, Damien Hardwick is unlikely to make too many changes to his Richmond side. Tyrone Vickery (suspension) will need to be replaced with Liam McBean likely to come in to make his debut. Shaun Grigg and Ben Lennon are biding their time in the VFL. The Giants will be without bookends Tim Mohr (knee) and Jeremy Cameron (ankle) for the rest of the year with Heath Shaw, Sam Frost, Jed Lamb and James Stewart in the mix to replace them.
The Tigers have found their best form but it’s too late to play a finals role although they have the ability to shape the eight. They’ve won four in a row (with two of them against St Kilda and Brisbane) Richmond is 6-3 (4-5 against the line) vs bottom-ten sides in 2014. The Giants are third-last with a 4-13 record having lost four in a row prior to their bye – although all those sides are in the top eight. They’re 3-5 both head-to-head and against the line vs bottom-ten sides this year.
The Tigers were coming off a three game losing streak when they faced GWS in Sydney in round 10 this year. Jack Riewoldt had a field day against sub-par opposition finishing with 11.2 from 17 kicks. Dustin Martin, Brett Deledio and Brandon Ellis all had over 30 touches in the 113-point rout. Richmond had 14.2 up to halftime whilst the Giants kicked only five goals for the whole game .
GWS and Richmond have met three times with the Tigers winning both games by 121, 12 and 113 points respectively. The Giants are 1-2 against the line vs Richmond. Jack Riewoldt has kicked 15 goals in three games vs GWS. Since 2012, Richmond is 10-6 (9-7 against the line) when playing interstate. Richmond is 2-7 (4-5 against the line) at the MCG this year.
B Troy Chaplin, Alex Rance, Jake Batchelor
HB Bachar Houli, Chris Newman, Ricky Petterd
C Nick Vlastuin, Trent Cotchin, Anthony Miles
HF Dustin Martin, Ben Griffiths, Brett Deledio
F Shane Edwards, Jack Riewoldt, Sam Lloyd
Fol Ivan Maric, Brandon Ellis, Reece Conca
I/C Matt Thomas, Nathan Foley, Dylan Grimes, Nathan Gordon
Emg Matt Dea, Brad Helbig, Ben Lennon
In Ricky Petterd, Ben Griffiths
Out Ty Vickery (suspension), Steven Morris (hand)
B Tomas Bugg, Phil Davis, Sam Frost.
HB Adam Kennedy, Lachie Plowman, Josh Hunt
C Jono O’Rourke, Rhys Palmer, Zac Williams
HF Tom Scully, Tom Boyd, Adam Tomlinson
F Devon Smith, Jonathon Patton, Toby Greene
Fol Shane Mumford, Callan Ward, Adam Treloar
I/C Heath Shaw, Dylan Shiel, Joshua Kelly, Will Hoskin-Elliott
Emg Tim Golds, Mark Whiley, James Stewart
In Sam Frost, Heath Shaw
Out Tim Mohr (knee), Jeremy Cameron (ankle)