The second game of Saturday AFL Round 19 matches is between Richmond Tigers and Greater Western Sydney Giants. The game is set to commence at 4:40 PM local time with the game to be played at MCG. Home team Richmond Tigers go into the match as the favourites in the market. View our preview and teams for the game between Richmond Tigers and Greater Western Sydney Giants.
Round: Round 19 , August 02, 2014, 4:40 PM
Weather: 13° Shower or two
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RICHMOND has enjoyed a good month. After losing four games in a row and sliding out of finals contention, the Tigers have won their past four with the most recent a 17-point triumph over West Coast last Friday night. While they still won’t play into September and are 12th on the ladder with seven wins, there’s been encouraging signs recently. Greater Western Sydney has lost its last four after notching back-to-back wins over the Brisbane Lions and Carlton. The Giants are above Melbourne and St Kilda on the ladder on percentage – only narrowly above the Demons.
LAST FIVE TIMES
R10, 2014, Richmond 24.10 (154) d GWS Giants 5.11 (41) at Spotless Stadium
R22, 2013, Richmond 25.13 (163) d GWS Giants 6.6 (42) at Spotless Stadium
R12, 2012, Richmond 11.20 (86) d GWS Giants 12.2 (74) at Spotless Stadium
THE SIX POINTS
1. Should the Giants win, it will be their first victory at the MCG in six tries. The closest they came to a win was against Hawthorn (seven points) in round 11.
2. The Tigers smashed the Giants in round 10, with Jack Riewoldt booting 11 goals on their way to the 113-point win.
3. Despite winning only four games, the Giants continue to be a strong centre clearance side. They’re ranked 1st in the competition with an average of 13.6 per game.
4. In comparison, the Tigers have struggled. They’re ranked 12th with 11.7 per game.
5. In the last month the Tigers’ wins have been by an average score of 95 points, while they’ve conceded only 68 per game.
6. Dustin Martin is climbing the Official AFL Player Ratings, brought to you by Gatorade, after dropping to No.90 earlier this season. He’s now ranked 77th in the competition.
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)