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Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers: AFL live scores, blog

17th June, 2018

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Geelong Cats vs. Richmond

MCG
AFL Home and Away June 17, 2018
Geelong Cats 65, Richmond 83
Geelong Cats Richmond
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q14226   1511
Q25535   5737
Q38755   8856
Q491165   121183
Venue: MCG
Time: 3:20pm (AEST)
TV: Fox Footy
Radio: Triple M 3AW SEN ABC ABC G'stand
Odds: Geelong: $2.40, Richmond $1.60

Geelong Cats
B Jack Henry, Mark Blicavs, Tom Stewart
HB Zach Tuohy, Jake Kolodjashnij, Jed Bews
C Mitch Duncan, Joel Selwood, Jordan Murdoch
HF Tim Kelly, Wylie Buzza, Lachie Fogarty
F Brandan Parfitt, Tom Hawkins, Cory Gregson
FOL Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett
I/C Jordan Cunico, Zach Guthrie, Lincoln McCarthy, Sam Menegola

Richmond Tigers
B Alex Rance, Ryan Garthwaite, Dylan Grimes
HB Jayden Short, Nick Vlastuin, Nathan Broad
C Shaun Grigg, Trent Cotchin, Jack Graham
HF Jason Castagna, Shane Edwards, Dan Butler
F Daniel Rioli, Jack Riewoldt, Josh Caddy
FOL Toby Nankervis, Kane Lambert, Dustin Martin
I/C Jack Higgins, Brandon Ellis, Kamdyn McIntosh, Reece Conca
Gary Ablett of the Cats. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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The Geelong Cats have been on a roll for the past three weeks, but they face their biggest test yet, as they take on the might of the reigning premiers, the Richmond Tigers, at the MCG on Sunday afternoon. Catch all the action on The Roar, from 3:20pm (AEST).

Geelong have started to prove themselves a force to be reckoned with last week, as they knocked off hugely-improved North Melbourne to the tune of 37 points. Gary Ablett was back to his best, with 34 touches, eight tackles and a goal.

That win down at GMHBA Stadium gave them three in a row, and put the Cats into the top four, but they’ll have to take it to another level if they wish to make it four in a row against the 2018 premiers.

Richmond’s travel woes continued last week, as they went down by 14 points to a rampant Port Adelaide team.

All three of their losses this season have come on the road, but the Tigers haven’t lost a game at the MCG since Round 13 last year, a year ago today.

Richmond will also welcome back last year’s Brownlow and Norm Smith medallist, Dustin Martin, after he was rested last week against the Power.

He returns to the line-up, along with Daniel Rioli, Jack Graham and debutant Ryan Garthwaite.

For Geelong, Aaron Black goes out of the squad, after his nasty leg injury against North Melbourne last week, while Jamaine Jones and James Parsons head back to the reserves.

Zach Guthrie, Cory Gregson and Lincoln McCarthy all make their way back into the team.

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Players to Watch

Geelong: Gary Ablett
The last two weeks, Ablett showed the footy world why he will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game.

He was outstanding against the Suns, and doubled down on that against the Kangaroos. If he has a similarly big game against Richmond, then the Cats will get up.

Richmond: Dustin Martin
Dusty is back! After a week off, Martin will return to the MCG, a ground where the 2017 Brownlow Medallist has dominated for the past couple of years.

He has struggled slightly this season, not living up to his lofty feats of 2017, but maybe a week off was what he needed.

Needless to say, many will be watching this game with a close eye on the Richmond star.

Prediction

It is tough to tell, with Geelong in such good form, and Richmond coming off a loss, but history tells me not to bet against the Tigers at the MCG. Richmond should take this one, but not by much.

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Richmond by 10 points.

Will the Tigers bounce back and continue their streak on the G? Or will Geelong get the win against the reigning premiers and cement themselves as a force for the flag in 2018? Join The Roar for live coverage and scores from 3:20pm (AEST).