Venue: Domain Stadium, Saturday, May 21, 5.40pm AWST (7.40 pm AEST)
Last 5 times:
R17, 2015, Fremantle 12.10 (82) d Richmond 10.18 (78) at the MCG
R10, 2015, Richmond 15.7 (97) d Fremantle 10.10 (70) at Domain Stadium
R13, 2014, Fremantle 16.9 (105) d Richmond 12.13 (85) at the MCG
R17, 2013, Richmond 12.12 (84) d Fremantle 8.9 (57) at the MCG
R5, 2013, Fremantle 12.9 (81) d Richmond 12.8 (80) at Domain Stadium
Top SC scorers from last match:
Freo: Fyfe 134, Mundy 122, Barlow 115, Sheridan 108
Tigers: Chaplin 122, Ellis 117, Lambert 103, Grigg 101
In: Dawson, Pavlich, Sheridan
Out: Hill (Adductor), Sutcliff (Omitted), Mzungu (Omitted)
In: Cotchin, Lambert
Out: Rioli (Family Illness), C.Ellis (Soreness)
Game notes: This game was probably penciled into the fixture pre-season as one of the match of the rounds. It’s now being overshadowed by the North Melbourne and Carlton clash. 18th v 15th is not the sort of ladder positioning anyone could have expected from these sides before R1. Bachar Houli is probably glad he’s not featuring in this one, after the horror kick-in last season in the final minute that gifted David Mundy a late goal and cost Richmond a vital four points. We’ve forgiven you, Bach!
Richmond should be fairly buoyant after Lloyd’s perfectly scripted after the siren winner, but isn’t it only a matter of time before Freo win their first match? And Ross, seriously, just pick Barlow – will you ever quit playing games with us SuperCoaches?
The 6 Points
1. It was a thriller between these sides the last time they met. David Mundy kicked the winning goal for the Dockers with less than a minute remaining. Mundy was best on ground with 28 disposals and one goal.
2. Richmond has improved its form in the last two weeks. In the first six weeks the Tigers kicked an average score of 80. In the last two games they have averaged 95 points.
3. Both sides don’t collect a lot of uncontested disposals. The Tigers are ranked 15th for uncontested possessions, just ahead of Fremantle in 16th.
4. The teams have played 15 times at Domain Stadium with nine wins to six in the Dockers’ favour. Fremantle has won three of the last four.
5. The Dockers haven’t lost nine consecutive games in a season since the middle of 2009. Including last season’s preliminary final they have now lost 10 in a row.
6. Richmond star Alex Rance is the highest-ranked key defender in the Schick AFL Player Ratings. Rance is ranked 31st overall. The Dockers’ highest-ranked key defender is injured veteran Michael Johnson at 255.
MJ’s Tip: The Mighty Tigers by 10.
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