The Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats do battle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the first preliminary final for a spot in the decider. Set to be played on Friday, September 20, the first bounce is scheduled for 7:50pm (AEST).
While the Geelong Cats were minor premiers, they lost their advantage when they lost their first-week final to the Collingwood Magpies. Instead of taking last week to rest and recover, they had to play a tough home game against the West Coast Eagles, but ultimately emerged victorious by 20 points.
The Tigers, on the other hand, did have the week off after travelling to Brisbane and knocking off the Lions in the first week of the finals.
Date: Friday, September 20
First bounce: 7:50pm (AEST)
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
TV: Live, Fox Footy 504, Channel 7
Online: Live Kayo Sports, Foxtel App, Foxtel Now, Plus7, AFL Digital Pass
Betting: Tigers $1.35, Cats $3.12
Overall record: Played 195, Tigers 104, Cats 88, drawn 3
Umpires: Matthew Nicholls, Ray Chamberlain, Shaun Ryan
FB David Astbury, Nathan Broad, Dylan Grimes
HB Bachar Houli, Nick Vlastuin, Jayden Short
C Brandon Ellis, Dion Prestia, Josh Caddy
HF Daniel Rioli, Trent Cotchin, Kane Lambert
FF Jason Castagna, Tom J. Lynch, Jack Riewoldt
FOL Toby Nankervis, Shane Edwards, Dustin Martin
I/C Ivan Soldo, Liam Baker, Jack Graham, Shai Bolton
EMG Jack Ross, Marlion Pickett, Mabior Chol, Dan Butler
FB Lachie Henderson, Harry Taylor, Jake Kolodjashnij
HB Mark Blicavs, Tom Stewart, Mark O’Connor
C Sam Menegola, Joel Selwood, Tim Kelly
HF Tom Atkins, Gary Ablett, Luke Dahlhaus
FF Gryan Miers, Esava Ratugolea, Brandan Parfitt
FOL Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Cameron Guthrie
I/C Zach Tuohy, Jack Henry, Quinton Narkle, Jed Bews
EMG Zac Smith, Scott Selwood, Gary Rohan, James Parsons
There will be two ways to watch this AFL preliminary final on TV, with both Channel Seven and Fox Sports covering the match, the latter through Fox Footy on Channel 504.
If you’d prefer to live stream the match online, you’ll be able to do so through Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, the Foxtel App, Plus7 and the AFL digital pass.
Here at The Roar, you’ll be able to follow the game with our live scores, blog and highlights of all the action from 7:50pm (AEST).