AFL Live Richmond Tigers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Stream Final Week AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Final Week 01 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Sunday 13 September 2015 online, 15.20 pm (AEDT). Welcome to watch Richmond Tigers vs Kangaroos Live Stream on your pc/laptop, mac, ipad And its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The North Melbourne Kangaroos are taking the Richmond Tigers to Blundstone Arena in Hobart for a season-defining clash for both teams. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1:45pm (AEST). The season hasn’t gone to plan for the Kangaroos or Tigers, both sitting on two wins and three losses, with the hole about to get even deeper for one of these teams.
The Kangaroos are coming off a disappointing 10-goal loss to the Hawks after they had built some good form in a win against the Cats and tough loss against Port Adelaide. Todd Goldstein is the form ruckman in the competition, averaging over 40 hit outs per game, while also providing a strong presence around the ground. His battle with Richmond’s Ivan Maric will be one of the more enthralling match-ups for the game. Ben Brown has improved considerably this season, leading the Kangaroos in goal scoring and proving a nightmare match-up with his size and agility. While Mason Wood is little known outside of the Kangaroos faithful, he has started to cement his spot in the side and is a very talented player who gives the Kangaroos’ line-up more class.
North Melbourne has won five in a row against Richmond. Since 2010, North is 6-1 head-to-head and against the line vs the Tigers. Richmond is 13-11-1 (14-11 against the line) in Thursday or Friday night matches since 2010. North is 6-6 (6-6 against the line) on Friday night’s since the start of 2013. The Tigers are 8-10 (10-8 against the line) at Etihad Stadium under Damian Hardwick. North Melbourne is 46-28 (45-29 ATL) since 2010 at Etihad Stadium – they’re 13-8 (10-11) in 2014-15. The last six match-ups have finished with a total of over 182-points and an average of 202-pts. Drew Petrie has kicked 23 goals in his last six games against Richmond. Richmond forward Ty Vickery has kicked 12 goals in his past three games. Richmond is 16-7 (11-12 against the line) when starting as favourite in 2014-15. North Melbourne is 11-2 both head to head and against the line following a loss in 2014-15. Jack Riewoldt has kicked the first goal in four games this year which is tied with the most of any player this year. Brandon Ellis has had the most disposals in a match six times this season.
The Tigers are coming off a nine-point loss to the Cats, although they were uncompetitive for much of the match and some late goals flattered their effort. There is nothing wrong with the Tigers top-end talent, but they lack depth, with their bottom six types failing to make an impact most weeks. In saying that, they field a more experienced team this week with some important ins. Bachar Houli is having a career season off half-back, providing constant drive with his pinpoint kicking along with his run and carry, and Alex Rance is your All-Australian full-back if the season ended today. Shane Edwards has been one of the Tigers best players this season, averaging career highs in disposals and tackles per game as he pushes up higher on the field than previous season.
At the selection table, the Kangaroos will welcome the return of injured pair Luke McDonald and Jarrad Waite, while key defender Lachie Henderson comes into the line-up for the first time this season. The Tigers have made four changes with the welcome return of Brett Deledio from a calf injury, Ben Griffiths, Nathan Gordon will add some scoring punch and Dylan Grimes to play help against a tall North Melbourne forward attack.
The Tigers are motoring along nicely, having lost just one game since round 18. They weren’t at their best against Essendon on Saturday night but still managed to triumph in wet conditions without their skipper Trent Cotchin, who should return from a back injury this week. After Geelong’s loss to Collingwood last Friday night locked the top eight, the Kangaroos can’t slip out of the finals and could move as high as fifth with a big win over the Tigers and if other results involving the Western Bulldogs and Adelaide go their way. They lost to the Dogs on Saturday but had won seven straight games before that.
The Roos lost their first game for eight weeks against the Dogs last week to be eighth on the ladder. North is 3-6 both head-to-head and ATL against top eight teams so far this season, they are averaging 106 points per game over the last eight weeks. The Tigers did enough in trying conditions against the Bombers last week to make it a three game winning streak. They can finish fourth if Sydney lose to Gold Coast and the Tigers win and make up a little percentage. Richmond is 5-2 (4-3 against the line) vs top eight teams this season.
The more The Wolf thinks about this game, the more the total match points line seems to be the bet. Traditionally, these two have played high scoring games in recent times and despite North being without half of their best 22, the game should be free-flowing. With a plethora of options in attack and Richmond still a chance to make top four, they will be desperate to win, and win well. The fringe Roos who have come in this week will be looking to push their claims for some finals action and they play their best footy when they get back in numbers to support in defence and run the ball through the middle which is great for a high scoring game. Expect this to become a shoot-out and the total to be covered with ease.
B: Michael Firrito, Scott Thompson, Shaun Atley
HB: Sam Wright, Robbie Tarrant, Jamie Macmillan
C: Nick Dal Santo, Jack Ziebell, Ben Jacobs
HF: Shaun Higgins, Drew Petrie, Taylor Garner
F: Ben Brown, Jarrad Waite, Brent Harvey
Fol: Todd Goldstein, Andrew Swallow, Ben Cunnington
Int From: Ryan Bastinac, Lachlan Hansen, Lindsay Thomas, Luke McDonald, Robbie Nahas, Aaron Mullett, Sam Gibson
In: Nick Dal Santo, Jarrad Waite, Michael Firrito, Andrew Swallow, Shaun Higgins, Lindsay Thomas, Todd Goldstein, Sam Wright, Ben Cunnington, Scott Thompson
Out: Joel Tippett, Majak Daw, Aaron Black, Brad McKenzie, Mason Wood, Trent Dumont (all omitted), Kayne Turner (concussion)
B: C Newman, J Batchelor, A Rance
HB: B Houli, N Vlastuin, T Chaplin
C: B Ellis, T Cotchin, K McIntosh
HF: D Martin, B Lennon, K Lambert
F: J Riewoldt, B Deledio, T Vickery
Fol: I Maric, S Grigg, T Hunt
Int From: D Grimes, A Miles, S Lloyd, S Edwards, B Griffiths, R Conca, S Morris
In: S Morris, B Griffiths, R Conca