Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

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    Richmond vs. Sydney Swans

    AFL Home and Away June 17, 2017
    Richmond 71, Sydney Swans 80
    Richmond Sydney Swans
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q15333   044
    Q27648   3523
    Q39761   7648
    Q4101171   12880

    The Richmond Tigers will look to cement their place in the top four as they host the Sydney Swans at the MCG this Saturday. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 1:45pm (AEST).

    At just over the halfway point in the 2017 AFL season, both sides have a lot on the line in this clash.

    For Richmond, they are still looking to prove their doubters wrong and break away from the rest of the eight with a comprehensive victory.

    Coming off the bye, the Tigers have won their past two matches against Essendon and North Melbourne, and only heartbreaking losses to Fremantle and GWS have halted their run for the top spot.

    Meanwhile, the Sydney Swans are flying high after arguably their biggest win of the year against reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs.

    After a horrendous 0-6 start to the season, the Swans have come roaring back into possible finals contention, winning four out of their last five games, but still only sit 14th on the ladder, meaning they must keep winning to stay in touch with the top eight.

    There were no changes for Richmond, who are coming off the bye fresh and rested, while Sydney have welcomed back Gary Rohan, while Lewis Melican is the one to make way.

    Players to Watch

    Sydney: Lance Franklin
    Buddy is a monster of a forward, but apart from a few games, has been relatively quiet this year. If he is able to beat Alex Rance and have a big match, then it will go a long way to securing Sydney the four points.

    Richmond: Alex Rance
    The obvious choice, the main battle of the match will be in Richmond’s backline. Recently being touted as one of the greatest fullbacks ever, Rance will have his hands full with one of the best full-forwards ever in Franklin. If he is able to hold off the Swans star, then it will leave Sydney needing to search for other options up forward.

    This is such an intriguing match-up, and incredibly difficult to tip, considering Sydney’s form. However, the Tigers losses have come in close games, excluding the Adelaide demolition, and have recently begun to hit their stride. Sydney is in form, but usually if Buddy doesn’t fire, neither do the Swans. Richmond to get up, but not by much.

    Richmond by 10 points.

    Can Richmond truly arrive as a top four team, and a premiership contender for this year? Or will Sydney continue their hot streak and keep pushing towards the top eight? Join The Roar for live coverage from 1:45pm (AEST).

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    Live Score Updates

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    Quarter 1
    2' BEHIND - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    3' GOAL - Jack Riewoldt (Richmond)
    5' BEHIND - Dan Butler (Richmond)
    7' BEHIND - Kieren Jack (Sydney Swans)
    10' GOAL - Shai Bolton (Richmond)
    12' GOAL - Trent Cotchin (Richmond)
    14' BEHIND - Sam Reid (Sydney Swans)
    15' BEHIND - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    25' BEHIND - Rushed (Richmond)
    27' GOAL - Dustin Martin (Richmond)
    28' GOAL - Shai Bolton (Richmond)
    32' BEHIND - Toby Nankervis (Richmond)
    Quarter 2
    6' GOAL - Dustin Martin (Richmond)
    8' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    12' BEHIND - Sam Lloyd (Richmond)
    13' GOAL - Jason Castagna (Richmond)
    17' GOAL - George Hewett (Sydney Swans)
    18' BEHIND - Rushed (Richmond)
    19' BEHIND - Jason Castagna (Richmond)
    24' BEHIND - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    28' GOAL - Sam Reid (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 3
    2' GOAL - Jake Lloyd (Sydney Swans)
    9' GOAL - Shane Edwards (Richmond)
    11' GOAL - Sam Lloyd (Richmond)
    14' GOAL - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    16' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    19' GOAL - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    21' GOAL - Will Hayward (Sydney Swans)
    26' BEHIND - Jason Castagna (Richmond)
    Quarter 4
    2' BEHIND - Jack Riewoldt (Richmond)
    4' BEHIND - Toby Nankervis (Richmond)
    5' BEHIND - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    7' BEHIND - Shane Edwards (Richmond)
    10' GOAL - Sam Reid (Sydney Swans)
    14' GOAL - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    16' GOAL - Jack Riewoldt (Richmond)
    17' GOAL - Josh P. Kennedy (Sydney Swans)
    21' GOAL - Kieren Jack (Sydney Swans)
    23' BEHIND - Shaun Grigg (Richmond)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney Swans)
    30' GOAL - Gary Rohan (Sydney Swans)
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    • Roar Rookie

      Brendan Thomas said | 2:55pm | ! Report

      Well done to the Swannies after a very poor start . Showed great tenacity to work back into the game .

      Serious question I have which I’m hoping I might get help with.

      What do the Swans have to do now to make the 8 ?

    • 2:41pm
      Michael Hallam said | 2:41pm | ! Report

      Alex Rance,21 disposals,5marks. (2 DIVES) 🙁 doesn”t need to resort to that.

    • 7:58pm
      Geoff from Bruce Stadium said | 7:58pm | ! Report

      Richmond were awful in that last quarter – the Swans wanted it a lot more and deserved to win. The Tigers just melted away. Some pretty ordinary signs if they want to be a finals force this year.

      • 10:55pm
        Bobbo7 said | 10:55pm | ! Report

        Richmond lack the mental toughness to win. You could just see the game was over for them at quarter time. Win in the bag. They never put a team away properly even when they do win. I would send the whole team to an All Blacks camp and see how standards are set. Hawthorn’s coaches did a stint with the All Blacks a few years back.

    • 5:29pm
      David Holden said | 5:29pm | ! Report

      Great win by the Swans. That may just have saved their season.

    • 4:53pm
      Swannies said | 4:53pm | ! Report

      Feel very sorry for Richmond! But what a win for Sydney! The bloods are looking good for finals!

    • Roar Guru

      Dylan Carmody said | 4:38pm | ! Report


      The Sydney Swans have won an absolute thriller at the MCG this afternoon, beating Richmond by 9 points in a classic.

      The Swans came from 35 points down early in the second quarter, before they launched a second half assault, kicking nine goals to Richmond’s three in the last half.

      Richmond started strongly, keeping the Swans goalless in the first quarter, while they slotted 5 goals, and an extra two in the second.

      Sydney kept coming, however, after a couple of quick goals from the Tigers in the third, before booting the last eight of nine goals to grab the lead late in the last quarter, with a Gary Rohan snap with 10 seconds left sealing the deal for the Swans.

      Lance Franklin was held well by Alex Rance, with the Tiger winning the individual battle, but Franklin had the last laugh.

      Franklin himself was reported for rough conduct, but it is expected that he will be cleared for any wrongdoing.

      For Richmond, it is now the fourth time that they have lost by less than 10 points, and it represents a missed opportunity for the Tigers to cement themselves inside the top four.

      The best for the Swans were Sam Reid, Dan Hannebery and Nic Newman, whilst Zac Jones was solid down back.

      For Richmond, Trent Cotchin and Bachar Houli had the equal most disposals with 28, while Shai Bolton kicked his first two goals of his AFL career, and Alex Rance was strong down back.

      The Swans now sit one match outside the eight at 12th, a stunning position considering they were 0-6 to start off the season, and Richmond, while still in the top four, risk sliding down the ladder after this round.

      Sydney now will travel back home for a Friday night clash at the SCG against Essendon, and Richmond will face Carlton at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.

    • Roar Guru

      Dylan Carmody said | 4:19pm | ! Report


      Sydney 12.8 80 defeat Richmond 10.11.71 by 9 points.

      What a game. What a win. Sydney have stolen it, and Richmond have lost another close one yet again. Richmond were smashing the Swans early on, but were not able to capitalise and make Sydney pay, and they came roaring back in that third quarter.

      The Swans have won the past 5/6 games and are really pushing for the finals now. Richmond, well, how did they lose that one? They seemed so tired in the last quarter, and lost the momentum. Tough loss again, and they have lost yet another close one.

      Thanks for joining me, been an absolute blast! What a game, great match! Match report will be out soon!

      • Roar Rookie

        steveng said | 4:28pm | ! Report

        Strick that up yah Mick Molloy lol good to see the Swans winning and having a chance to make the final

      • Roar Guru

        gameofmarks said | 4:35pm | ! Report

        Something needs to be done about the umpiring. It is getting out of hand.

        • Roar Rookie

          steveng said | 4:41pm | ! Report

          Yeah, if Buddy gets a week, its a travesty of justice, there was nothing in that.

          • 4:59pm
            Birdman said | 4:59pm | ! Report

            he wasn’t wearing a Hawthorn jumper so should be sweet…..

    • 4:19pm
      peter wolf said | 4:19pm | ! Report

      Well done Sydney

    • Roar Guru

      AdelaideDocker said | 4:16pm | ! Report

      Ooooooh, wow.

      Richmond fans can add this to their very, very long list of heartbreak.

      • 4:25pm
        TC123 said | 4:25pm | ! Report

        And Hardwick is absolutely clueless. The look on his face is a look of shock when all tiger fans saw this coming from the time Houli gifted the swans a goal an hour ago

        • 4:31pm
          Joe B said | 4:31pm | ! Report

          According to Wayne Carey, Hardwick is coach of the year… Carey must be back on the nose candy

          • 4:36pm
            Swanny said | 4:36pm | ! Report

            Considering Richmond don’t have many good players it’s fair to say Hardwick is doing s decent job this year .

    • Roar Guru

      Dylan Carmody said | 4:16pm | ! Report

      Richmond 10.11.71 Sydney 12.8.80 Q4: 0.08


      GARY ROHAN!!!!! GOAL TO THE SWANS AND THEY’RE HOME! Sydney have stolen it!!!!!

    • Roar Guru

      Dylan Carmody said | 4:15pm | ! Report

      21 seconds, near Swans goal on the wing

    • Roar Guru

      Dylan Carmody said | 4:15pm | ! Report

      SYDNEY MARK on the wing. 25 seconds

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