Port Adelaide v Richmond Tigers: AFL preview, news and how to watch live
All you need to know in the lead up to Saturday’s (6 August) Port Adelaide v Richmond clash, live and exclusive on Kayo, including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch.
Richmond’s recent draw against Fremantle is all that separates them and a top eight spot, with Port Adelaide’s faint finals’ hopes all but flickering in the wind, and speculation circling their coach’s future, leading into Saturday.
Watch live and exclusive here on Kayo and scroll down to catch up on the latest news.
Power v Tigers preview
Three rounds remaining and the Tigers are so close. A comeback of more than 40 points against higher ranked Brisbane Lions at the MCG last Sunday kept them within touching distance of the top eight.
Noah Cumberland’s form in the last month follows Richmond’s rollercoaster, being dismissed as finals contenders to back in the game. Richmond’s last five weeks look like this: win, loss, loss, draw and win.
One of those losses coming against North Melbourne of all teams.
Port Adelaide need close to a miracle to remain relevant as a finals contender. Starting Saturday, they need to win all of their remaining three matches and hope the teams above them fall like the skaters who gave Steven Bradbury his gold medal 20 years ago.
Add to that a speculation around their coach Ken Hinkley and there is plenty to contend with.
The clock is ticking on the fitness of Dustin Martin ahead of finals – if the Tigers get there – and the three-time Norm Smith Medallist is 2-4 weeks away with his hamstring.
What time is Power v Tigers?
The game starts at 7:10pm (ACST), 7:40pm (AEST) and 5:40pm (AWST) on Saturday 6 August.
Where is it being played?
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.
What AFL news do I need to know before Saturday?
CODE Sports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.
History between Power and Tigers
Since their inception in 1997, Port Adelaide have won 20 of the 36 matches played against Richmond, but lost by 12 points in this season’s first meeting at the MCG.
Just once in their last five meetings has the home side lost and that came in the low-scoring 2020 preliminary final at Adelaide Oval where the eventual premiers reigned supreme.
B: Burton, Jonas, McKenzie
HB: Byrne-Jones, Aliir, Houston
C: Amon, Boak, Duursma
HF: Butters, Finlayson, Farrell
F: Gray, Dixon, Powell-Pepper
FOL: Teakle, Wines, Rozee
I/C: Bergman, Drew, Burgoyne, McEntee
EMG: Bonner, Clurey, Mead, Georgiades
IN: Houston, Teakle
OUT: Jones (injured), Marshall (HS protocol), Georgiades (omitted)
B: Gibcus, Tarrant, Balta
HB: Baker, Vlastuin, Rioli
C: Pickett, Short, McIntosh
HF: Graham, Cotchin, Bolton
F: Riewoldt, Cumberland, Lynch
FOL: Nankervis, Prestia, Sonsie
I/C: Ross, Miller, Rioli, Broad
EMG: Mansell, Dow, Edwards, Soldo
OUT: Edwards (managed), Grimes (injured)
Live score updates
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