Richmond Tigers v Carlton Blues: AFL preview, news and how to watch live
All you need to know in the lead up to the Richmond-Carlton blockbuster opening to round 14 on Thursday, June 16, including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch on Kayo.
Traditional rivals Richmond and Carlton get round 14 underway with the Blues vying for equal top spot. Here’s how to watch the match and catch up on all the news in the lead-up.
Tigers v Blues preview
Carlton was expected to improve under Michael Voss, but top of the table? Perhaps not. And that is exactly where the Blues will find themselves with a win over arch rivals Richmond, albeit temporarily.
Blues’ midfielder Adam Cerra is out with hamstring soreness for Thursday night against the ninth-placed Tigers. It is a ladder position Richmond and its fans were all too familiar with until breaking their 37-year premiership drought in 2017.
Last week’s debutant for Richmond, Judson Clarke looks set to retain his place.
What time is Tigers v Blues?
The game starts at 7.20pm (AEST), 6.50pm (ACST) and 5.20pm (AWST) on Thursday 16 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.
How can I watch more Tigers and Blues matches?
Richmond Tigers team page on Kayo
Carlton Blues team page on Kayo
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What AFL news do I need to know ahead of Thursday night?
CodeSports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.
History between the Tigers and Blues
Carlton’s win earlier this season was its first since its 2013 elimination final at the MCG. In between the Tigers won 11 straight. The two clubs first met in 1908 and have played 224 matches against each other with Carlton ahead 126 wins to Richmond’s 96.
There have been two draws. Last time they met in round one, Carlton prevailed by 25 points.
All the ins and outs for Thursday night:
B: N.Broad, D.Grimes, R.Tarrant
HB: L.Baker, N.Vlastuin, J.Gibcus
C: M.Pickett, J.Short, K.McIntosh
HF: J.Clarke, K.Lambert, H.Ralphsmith
F: J.Riewoldt, S.Bolton, T.Lynch
FOLL: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, T.Cotchin
I/C: D.Rioli, S.Edwards, J.Graham, N.Balta
OUT: D.Martin (illness), I.Soldo (omitted)
B: A.Saad, Le. Young, L.Plowman
HB: N.Newman, S.Durdin, S.Docherty
C: M.Cottrell, P.Cripps, L.O’Brien
HF: J.Martin, C.Curnow, M.Owies
F: Z.Fisher, H.McKay, J.Silvagni
FOLL: T.DeKoning, S.Walsh, M.Kennedy
I/C: J.Boyd, G.Hewett, J.Newnes, C.Durdin
OUT: C.Marchbank (injury), A. Cerra (injury)
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