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Port Adelaide versus Richmond from the Adelaide Oval on a Saturday twilight is arguably the most important game of the round. Not many would have predicted the premiership favourites’ season to be on the brink at Round 4. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:35pm AEST.
Ken Hinkley has reinvigorated his side by flooding the youth through his playing 22 and is having immediate success. Conor Rozee, Xavier Duursma, William Drew and Zak Butters have all impressed from all areas of the ground.
Rozee was the first to claim a Rising Star nomination for the Power but his young teammates will follow shortly.
The Tigers have struggled in the early rounds losing a number of their most important players through injury. However, they aren’t a side to be written off early.
Missing Dustin Martin, Trent Cotchin, Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt, Bachar Houli, Jayden Short, and Shaun Grigg – the Tigers second tier of players will need to step up to win the game.
In the opening rounds, Tom Lynch has been threatening to tear a game open. While only averaging a tick over three goals per match, if maintained in a 22-round season, the high 60s will be hard to beat in the Coleman Medal race.
The pressure is on both sides to get the win this week. While the Power have been promising if they can’t dismantle a weakened Richmond they will increase the number of doubters.
If Richmond fail to record their second win, the pressure builds with Sydney and Melbourne in the upcoming weeks.
Richmond by 15 points – Lynch to kick a bag in breakout game.
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Time: 4:35pm AEST
TV: Fox Footy
B Riley Bonner, Tom Clurey, Dan Houston
HB Ryan Burton, Tom Jonas, Darcy Byrne-Jones
C Stephen Motlop, Tom Rockliff, Justin Westhoff
HF Travis Boak, Brad Ebert, Zak Butters
F Robbie Gray, Paddy Ryder, Connor Rozee
FO Scott Lycett, Ollie Wines, Willem Drew
INT Xavier Duursma, Dougal Howard, Sam Gray, Sam Powell-Pepper
EM Matthew Broadbent, Todd Marshall, Kane Farrell, Sam Mayes
B Nathan Broad, David Astbury, Dylan Grimes
HB Bachar Houli, Shane Edwards, Nick Vlaustin
C Kamdyn McIntosh, Liam Baker, Brandon Ellis
HF Daniel Rioli, Shai Bolton, Jason Castagna
F Noah Balta, Tom Lynch, Dion Prestia
FO Toby Nankervis, Josh Caddy, Kane Lambert
INT Jack Ross, Jack Graham, Jack Higgins, Sydney Stack
EM Callum Coleman-Jones, Jacob Townsend, Dan Butler, Connor Menadue