AFL Early Mail: Richmond vs West Coast


MCG – Saturday 2:10 PM (AEST)





Don’t expect Damien Hardwick to be making too many changes to his team, but he is forced to make one change with Ben Griffiths forced out with concussion.


Mabior Chol and Ivan Soldo are expected to be the two names on the selection table to replace Griffiths for the tall forward spot.

Hardwick will need to make one more change with Shane Edwards struggling with a hip complaint and is expected to miss the match against the Eagles. Anthony Miles will be hoping to play his first game for the 2017, but it maybe Kamdyn McIntosh that gets a recall after outstanding hit-out in the VFL.

Dustin Martin suffered a fractured cheekbone and there are some doubt of whether of not the Tigers will take the risk on him. It is understood that Martin will play with a new head gear for the match.




The Eagles are expected to be unchanged for the match against the Tigers, with the Eagles sitting 5th on the ladder with 2 wins.

Tom Barrass is believed to have done enough to keep his spot down back.

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Lewis Jetta will come in to contention for a round 3 recall after being forced to sit out round 2 with a glute complaint.

Eric McKenzie missed round 2 with General Soreness  and will be likely to find a spot in Adam Simpsons’ final 22 for the match.

Sam Butler, Will Schofield, Liam Duggan and Luke Partington are all names that had solid performances in the reserve grade and will come into the thoughts of Adam Simpson and his selection committee during the week.