AFL Live Richmond Tigers vs Carlton Blues Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 14 match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Sunday 25 June 2017 online, 15:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The two sides finished alongside each other on the ladder at the end of 2016 with Richmond (13th with eight wins) just shading Carlton (14th with seven wins).
Of the two, Richmond have had more of an encouraging time since. The Tigers boosted their stocks in the off-season, adding Dion Prestia, Josh Caddy and Toby Nankervis to their list, while the Blues topped up with Caleb Marchback, Rhys Palmer and a host of kids.
In the recent JLT Community Series, Richmond won two of their three games, while Carlton failed to register a win.
The Blues’ early season form has been some cause for concern with many expecting the famous club to challenge Brisbane for the wooden spoon.
However, their fans can look to Thursday night’s game with some optimism, knowing that they were written off in a big way last year before surprising early on with a string of against-the-odds performances.
Marchbank and Palmer add some depth, while a fit and firing Marc Murphy will ensure that Brendan Bolton’s side can at least match motors with the Richmond midfield.
Carlton have the majority of their squad available, including Matthew Kreuzer and Marc Murphy, who both missed large chunks of 2016. Jarred Pickett is set to debut.
Richmond will be without Shaun Hampson in the ruck but after an outstanding pre-season, Toby Nankervis should fill the void here. Steve Morris is another that will miss.
Richmond have dominated Carlton in recent years, winning the past four between the two sides, including last year’s opener by nine points.
On that occasion, Jack Riewoldt and Alex Rance were amongst the best for the yellow and black, while Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs found plenty of the ball for Carlton.
B: David Astbury, Alex Rance, Dylan Grimes
HB: Brandon Ellis, Bachar Houli, Kamdyn McIntosh
C: Shane Edwards, Trent Cotchin, Shaun Grigg
HF: Kane Lambert, Sam Lloyd, Josh Caddy
F: Daniel Rioli, Jack Riewoldt, Dan Butler
FOL: Toby Nankervis, Dustin Martin, Dion Prestia
I/C: Jayden Short, Shai Bolton, Connor Menadue, Jason Castagna
EMG: Oleg Markov, Ivan Maric, Anthony Miles
IN: Lennon, Maric, Markov
B: Sam Docherty, Liam Jones, Jacob Weitering
HB: Lachie Plowman, Caleb Marchbank, Dale Thomas
C: Kade Simpson, Patrick Cripps, Matthew Wright
HF: Ed Curnow, Levi Casboult, Blaine Boekhorst
F: Jed Lamb, Charlie Curnow, Jack Silvagni
FOL: Matt Kreuzer, Bryce Gibbs, Marc Murphy
I/C: Billie Smedts, Nick Graham, Jarrod Pickett, Sam Petrevski-Seton
EMG: Simon White, Liam Sumner, Sam Kerridge
IN: Jarrod Pickett, Billie Smedts, Nick Graham
OUT: Zac Fisher, David Cunningham, Tom Williamson