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When: Friday June 20, 10.50am (BST)
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Richmond and Sydney go into the Round 14 clash as two teams in vastly contrasting situations.
The Tigers have been a model of inconsistency this season, while the Swans have now won eight games straight after their nail-biting four-point win over top-of-the-ladder Port Adelaide last round.
Richmond received plenty of criticism for their second half performance a fortnight ago, Damien Hardwick’s side improved markedly and went down gallantly to last year’s Grand Finalists, Fremantle. Tigers fans will be encouraged by the performance of new recruit Anthony Miles who amassed 30 possessions against the Dockers.
Lance Franklin plays at the MCG for only the second time this season and comes off the back of a brilliant display against Port Adelaide where he kicked five second half goals to help the Swans get over the line in a thrilling match.
Alex Rance will be the man most likely given the job of trying to keep the rampaging Franklin quiet, but the Richmond defence’s job will be a little easier as Kurt Tippett will miss the match through injury.
The Tiger Army will do all they can to get their boys over the line on Friday, but there’s no doubt that the chances of a Richmond win is quite unlikely.
1. The Swans last defeated Richmond at the MCG in 2009, with the Tigers winning the last three clashes at the venue and four of the last six.
2. The AFL’s top three kick-getters of 2014 will be playing in this game. Swans defender Nick Malceski (206) is ranked No.1 ahead of Tigers Trent Cotchin (205) and Dustin Martin (201).
3. Despite inconsistent form and debate around his role, Tigers star Jack Riewoldt is ranked No.1 in the AFL for marks inside 50 (53). Richmond overall is ranked No.4 for marks in attack.
4. The Swans were ranked No.1 in the AFL for hit-outs last season, but they have dropped to No.18 this year with just 33.5 a game. Ruckman Shane Mumford, who averaged 26 hit-outs for the Swans last year, was traded to GWS.
5. Richmond’s lack of run and dare is evident in their drop-off in running bounces. Ranked No.4 for running bounces last season, with an average of 14.2 a game, they have dropped to No.13 this year with an average of 8.7.
6. Lance Franklin’s brilliant fourth quarter against Port Adelaide in round 13 ensured he made a leap in the Official AFL Player Ratings, brought to you by Gatorade. He jumped from No.18 to No.14 overall and is now ranked No.3 at the Swans.