Thursday’s (10/03/2016) AFL NAB Challenge 2016 Round 4 match is between Richmond Tigers and Port Adelaide Power. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:10 local time with the game to be played at (Stadium). The home team Richmond Tigers are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Richmond Tigers and Port Adelaide Power.
When: 19:10 | Thursday 10/03/2016
Tip: Richmond Tigers at $1.80
1. Nick Vlastuin, 2. Dylan Grimes, 3. Brett Deledio, 4. Dustin Martin, 5. Brandon Ellis, 6. Shaun Grigg, 7. Ben Lennon, 8. Jack Riewoldt, 9. Trent Cotchin, 10. Shane Edwards, 12. David Astbury, 14. Bachar Houli, 15. Andrew Moore, 16. Shaun Hampson, 17. Daniel Rioli, 18. Alex Rance, 21. Jacob Townsend, 23. Kane Lambert, 24. Ben Griffiths, 29. Ty Vickery, 30. Reece Conca, 33. Kamdyn McIntosh, 35. Nathan Broad, 37. Connor Menadue, 41. Mabior Chol, 44. Adam Marcon, 46. Jason Castagna.
Port Adelaide Power:
1. Travis Boak, 3. Jake Neade, 5. Matthew Broadbent, 7. Brad Ebert, 8. Hamish Hartlett, 9. Robbie Gray, 12. Jackson Trengove, 13. Cameron O’Shea, 15. Karl Amon, 16. Oliver Wines, 18. Jimmy Toumpas, 19. Matthew White, 20. Chad Wingard, 22. Charlie Dixon, 23. Matthew Lobbe, 24. Jarman Impey, 27. Alipate Carlile, 28. Jay Schulz, 29. Jasper Pittard, 32. Dougal Howard, 33. Darcy Byrne-Jones, 36. Jack Hombsch, 39. Justin Westhoff, 40. Aaron Young, 41. Brendon Ah Chee, 42. Tom Jonas, 46. Sam Gray.
West Coast defender Sharrod Wellingham is set to miss the start of the AFL season after taking longer than expected to overcome a knock to his knee.
But former Lion Jack Redden will be pushing for a round-one debut after recovering from adductor surgery.
Redden, Luke Shuey (leg), and Dom Sheed (knee) are all expected to return for Sunday’s pre-season fixture against Essendon at Domain Stadium.
The trio will likely back up the following week for WAFL side East Perth in order to get them match hardened for round one.
But Wellingham will be a notable absentee against the Bombers, and in round one.
“He’s got a knock on his knee that he’s had before. Normally it’s come and gone, but it just hasn’t gone this time,” Eagles coach Adam Simpson said.
“He probably won’t play round one.”
Prized recruit Lewis Jetta (calf) resumed running duties this week and remains a strong chance to play in the season opener against Brisbane on March 27.
The Eagles have looked scratchy so far this pre-season, but Simpson is expecting a far better display against the Bombers as his squad kicks into top gear.
Mitch Brown will miss the next eight weeks after undergoing surgery to fix a tendon injury in his finger.
But midfielder Chris Masten could return for the round three derby against Fremantle after making quick progress in his recovery from an ankle injury.
Wellingham revived his career last year, playing a key role in defence to help West Coast reach the grand final.