Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants Tips, Odds and Teams – AFL Preliminary Finals 2017

Saturday’s AFL Preliminary Final 2017 match is between Richmond Tigers and GWS Giants. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:40 local time with the game to be played at MCG. The home team Richmond Tigers are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Richmond Tigers and GWS Giants.

When: 16:40 | Saturday 23/9/2017

Where: MCG

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The Tigers have had a long time to think about their preliminary final clash having earned a weekend off with a 51-point qualifying final thrashing of Geelong. Damien Hardwick’s team has been the talk of the town in Melbourne and the coach has encouraged his players to soak up the atmosphere. The Giants’ preparation has been a lot more low key after their comfortable semi-final win over West Coast. They covered the loss of Jeremy Cameron (hamstring) and Shane Mumford (foot) well against the Eagles and must find a way once again. Steve Johnson finished strongly to bag six goals and retained his spot as Leon Cameron opted to name an unchanged team, as did the Tigers. Former Richmond fan favourite Brett Deledio will play his 250th AFL game and could be a key factor in shattering his former side’s premiership dream.

Key: Can the Tigers maintain their stifling pressure game? Hardwick’s men stormed into a preliminary final after they denied Geelong time and space. It has been their mantra all season and they’ll need to take it to another level to ensure the talented Giants’ midfielders don’t get on top.

Tip: Tigers by 14 points.


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More Info:

Head to head: Tigers 6 Giants 2

Last clash: Round 18, 2017 – Tigers 9.10 (64) bt Giants 6.9 (45) at the MCG

Finals Head to head: First finals meeting

Last final: First finals meeting

Tab Sportsbet: Tigers $1.55 Giants $2.50

William Hill: Tigers $1.58 Giants $2.40




B: B.Ellis, A.Rance, D.Grimes

HB: B.Houli, D.Astbury, N.Vlastuin

C: K.McIntosh, T.Cotchin, J.Townsend

HF: K.Lambert, D.Martin, J.Caddy

F: D.Butler, J.Riewoldt, D.Rioli

FOLL: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, S.Grigg

I/C: S.Edward, J.Graham, N.Broad, J.Castagna

EMG: S.Hampson, S.Bolton, C.Ellis

IN: Nil

OUT: Nil



B: Z.Williams, P.Davis, H.Shaw

HB: N.Haynes, A.Tomlinson, N.Wilson

C: D.Shiel, S.Coniglio, T.Taranto

HF: Boer, H.Himmelberg, T.Scully

F: S.Johnson, J.Patton, B.Deledio

FOLL: R.Lobb, J.Hopper, J.Kelly

I/C: A.Corr, L.Whitfield, T.Greene, C.Ward

EMG: D.Smith, H.Perryman, S.Reid

IN: Nil

OUT: Nil


AFL News:

Carlton fan favourite Michael Jamison has hit out at his former AFL club’s stance on marriage equality.

The Blues released a statement on Wednesday declining to endorse the Yes Campaign on marriage equality, as Australians vote in a nation-wide postal survey on the matter.

In a short statement, the Blues declared themselves to be a “leader in engendering equality” but fell short of recommending a yes vote.

“The issue of ‘same sex marriage’ is essentially one of equality; and so the club encourages all of its people to have their say in this important national vote,” it stated.

“As a club, we respect that this is about personal choice, and as such don’t intend to campaign on the issue, but we do strongly reinforce our club’s absolute commitment to equality – and a community that is free from any form of discrimination.”

Jamison, who left the club at the end of last season after 150 matches, suggested it wasn’t good enough.

“You can fence sit when you are debating whether to have a twilight grand final not when it comes to equality,” he wrote on Twitter.

Carlton AFLW star Darcy Vescio has also been a prominent campaigner for same-sex marriage.

The AFL has made clear its support for marriage equality on Wednesday, replacing the AFL logo at head office with the word “Yes”.

AFL clubs Western Bulldogs, North Melbourne and Collingwood have also pledged support for marriage equality in the past fortnight, joining long-term campaigners Sydney and St Kilda – who pioneered the annual pride game – on the issue.

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