Richmond Tigers v West Coast Eagles: AFL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to Sunday afternoon (3 July) at the MCG between Richmond and West Coast including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch live on Kayo.

109 points was the margin last time Richmond met West Coast, in Perth. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
109 points was the margin last time Richmond met West Coast, in Perth. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Richmond need a win to keep pace with the top eight when they meet the West Coast Eagles on Sunday (3 July).

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Tigers v Eagles preview

Dion Prestia misses this match with concussion from the widely reported hit by Tom Stewart to the Richmond midfielder’s head last Saturday, which has earned the Geelong backman four weeks on the sidelines.

Premiership ruckman Ivan Soldo is set to return from the interchange, the same week three-time All Australian Nic Naitanui returns, setting up a fascinating ruck battle. Gun forward Josh Kennedy is still being managed for a hamstring injury.

Naitanui has not played since round four due to a medial ligament injury in one of the Eagles’ only two wins this season against Collingwood.

West Coast (17th) posted its second win of the season against the ever inconsistent Bombers last Friday night and make their first visit to the MCG this season on Sunday.

By contrast, Richmond (9th) has played 10 of their 14 matches at the hallowed ground this year. The Tigers enter Sunday outside the eight on percentages.

What time is Tigers v Eagles?

The game starts at 2.10pm (AEST), 12.10pm (AWST) and 1.40pm (ACST) on Sunday 3 July.

Where is it being played?

The Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Naitanui returns for the Eagles on Sunday. Picture: Will Russell/AFL Photos via Getty Images
Naitanui returns for the Eagles on Sunday. Picture: Will Russell/AFL Photos via Getty Images

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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What AFL news do I need to know before Sunday?

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

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History between the Tigers and Eagles

The last meeting between these sides in late April was a night to forget for West Coast belted by more than 100 points at home. It broke a run of six results between them favouring the hosts.

At Optus Stadium, earlier in the year, Richmond’s Tom Lynch kicked seven goals in his 200th AFL game, ably supported by Jack Riewoldt with four among the Tigers’ 25.

Tom Lynch chaired off after kicking seven in his 200th. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Tom Lynch chaired off after kicking seven in his 200th. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

West Coast’s Josh Kennedy kicked four himself including his 700th AFL goal on an otherwise dreadful night for his side.

Team Lists

All the ins and outs for Sunday:

Richmond

B: Grimes, Tarrant, Gibcus

HB: Vlastuin, Broad, Rioli

C: Pickett, Short, McIntosh

HF: Rioli, Bolton, Edwards

F: Riewoldt, Martin, Lynch

FOLL: Nankervis, Baker, Ross

I/C (from): Ralphsmith, Soldo, Graham, Lambert, Aarts, Stack, Castagna, Mansell

IN: Lambert, Stack, Aarts, Castagna, Mansell

OUT: Prestia (injured), Clarke (omitted)

West Coast Eagles

B: Hurn, Barrass, Bazzo

HB: Jones, Yeo, Duggan

C: Gaff, Kelly, Cripps

HF: Trew, Waterman, Ryan

F: Williams, Darling, Rioli

FOLL: Naitanui, Redden, Shuey

I/C (from): Petrevski-Seton, Hough, Petruccelle, Witherden, Rotham, West, Edwards, Culley

IN: Trew, Naitanui, Petrevski-Seton, Edwards, Culley

OUT: Kennedy (managed), Jamieson (omitted)

Jack Riewoldt and Josh Kennedy each kicked a bag for their respective sides last time they met. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Jack Riewoldt and Josh Kennedy each kicked a bag for their respective sides last time they met. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Live score updates

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

Where can I see more round 16 AFL previews?

Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs

Carlton v St Kilda

Essendon v Sydney Swans

Adelaide Crows v Melbourne

Geelong Cats v North Melbourne

Gold Coast Suns v Collingwood

GWS Giants v Hawthorn

Fremantle v Port Adelaide

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