Geelong Cats v Richmond Tigers: AFL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to the Cats v Tigers in the twilight of Saturday (25 June) including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch on Kayo.

Dustin Martin and Patrick Dangerfield could make dual returns, in the same match, on Saturday. Picture: Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images
Dustin Martin and Patrick Dangerfield could make dual returns, in the same match, on Saturday. Picture: Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images

2017 Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin will return for Richmond and Geelong this Saturday (25 June).

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Cats v Tigers preview

Match-ups don’t get any bigger than Dustin Martin and Patrick Dangerfield. But it won’t be on Saturday, with Dangerfield’s surprise withdrawal.

Richmond’s three-time Norm Smith Medallist will be a certain starter and Patrick Dangerfield was likely to return at AFL’s holy grail, as first reported on Monday. Three huge outs though for Richmond with Trent Cotchin (clavicle), Noah Balta (hamstring) and Kane Lambert (hip) all missing.

The Cats have added Gary Rohan, Jack Henry and Max Holme. Luke Dalhaus and Cooper Stephens were dropped and Zac Guthrie is being managed.

The Tigers entered the eight last Thursday when they overcame arch rivals Carlton by 15 points at the MCG and ended the round in sixth. Two places above them on the AFL ladder is Geelong. This is the Cats’ second home game at the MCG this season following the 66-point thrashing they handed out to Essendon in round one.

Tom Hawkins, who kicked four goals that day, enters Saturday having reached 700 career goals in Perth, against West Coast last weekend.

Tom Hawkins takes one of his five marks on the way to three goals last Saturday. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Tom Hawkins takes one of his five marks on the way to three goals last Saturday. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

What time is Cats v Tigers?

The game starts at 4.35pm (AEST), 4.05pm (ACST) and 2.35pm (AWST) on Saturday 25 June.

Where is it being played?

The Melbourne Cricket Ground.

How do I watch the game?

The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its AFL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.

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How can I watch more Cats and Tigers matches?

Geelong Cats team page on Kayo

Richmond team page on Kayo

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What news do I need to know ahead of Saturday?

CodeSports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.

INCLUDING the Friday night winners in the next fixture reveal, early mail for round 15 and who are the flat bullies according to Champion Data?

History between Cats and Tigers

Last year at the same ground, Geelong defeated the then defending premiers by 38. Both teams have been regular finals participants in recent years with Richmond winning both the 2020 Grand Final and 2019 prelim.

Dustin Martin claimed his third Norm Smith Medal in the 2020 Grand Final win. Picture: Jono Searle/AFL Photos/via Getty Images
Dustin Martin claimed his third Norm Smith Medal in the 2020 Grand Final win. Picture: Jono Searle/AFL Photos/via Getty Images

There have been 200 matches played between the two sides with 106 won by Geelong, 91 to Richmond and three draws.

Team Lists

All the ins and outs for this blockbuster on Saturday:

Geelong Cats

B: T.Stewart, S.De Koning, T.Atkins

HB: J.Bews, M.Blicavs, J.Kolodjashnij

C: M.Duncan, C.Guthrie, I.Smith

HF: Z.Tuohy, J.Cameron, G.Miers

F: B.Close, T.Hawkins, T.Stengle

FOLL: R.Stanley, J.Selwood, M.Holmes

I/C: J.Henry, M.O’Connor, S.Menegola, G.Rohan

EMG: C.Stephens, Z.Guthrie, L.Dahlhaus, S.Neale

IN: M.Holmes, J.Henry, G.Rohan

OUT: C.Stephens, L.Dahlhaus (both omitted), Z.Guthrie (managed), F.Evans (sub)

Richmond

B: D.Grimes, R.Tarrant, N.Broad

HB: L.Baker, N.Vlastuin, D.Rioli

C: M.Pickett, J.Short, K.McIntosh

HF: M.Rioli, J.Clarke, S.Bolton

F: J.Riewoldt, D.Martin, T.Lynch

FOLL: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, J.Ross

I/C: J.Gibcus, S.Edwards, J.Graham, I.Soldo

EMG: B.Miller, H.Ralphsmith, T.Dow, J.Aarts

IN: D.Martin, J.Ross, I.Soldo

OUT: H.Ralphsmith (omitted), K.Lambert, T.Cotchin, N.Balta (all injured)

Live score update

Keep up to date here for when you’re on the move.

Where can I watch more round 15 AFL matches?

Melbourne Demons v Brisbane Lions

Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn

West Coast Eagles v Essendon

Carlton v Fremantle

Sydney Swans v St Kilda

North Melbourne v Adelaide Crows

Collingwood v GWS Giants

Port Adelaide v Gold Coast Suns

Where can I read more AFL?

See the AFL section on CodeSports, or visit the AFL section on your main state news website – Herald Sun / Adelaide Advertiser / Daily Telegraph / Courier Mail