Two star Port Adelaide veterans gee each other up
Looking ahead to tomorrow and Melbourne have suffered a big double blow with coach Simon Goodwin confirming captain Max Gawn (managed) and vice-captain Jack Viney (concussion) won’t play against North Melbourne at Adelaide Oval.
Alex Neal-Bullen will also miss after copping a four-game suspension for sling tackle on Adelaide youngster Will Hamill.
We’re less than 30 minutes away from bounce down…
Richmond preparing for their massive encounter with Port Adelaide
Looks like overcast conditions in Adelaide
Ollie Wines (PA) – 150 games
Tom Jonas (PA) – 150 games
Scott Lycett (PA) – 100 games
Richmond will take confidence from the fact that they’ve won three of their past four meetings with Port Adelaide, including two at Adelaide Oval – one of which was that famous round four clash last year while missing a massive chunk of stars (a bit like this time around).
The Tigers are in top form, having won five of their last six games while the Power have bounced back well from their loss to St Kilda with back-to-back wins over Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.
A win for Richmond would see them move to second spot on the ladder and a victory for Port Adelaide who see them open up a two-game gap at the top.
The Tigers could slip to sixth spot if they lose.
Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to our rolling coverage of another monster Saturday of AFL action!
We’ve ticked over the halfway point of the 20-day footy frenzy and we have a bumper double-header to kick off round 11.
For starters, we’ve got a top-four blockbuster at Adelaide Oval where ladder-leading Port Adelaide face reigning premiers Richmond.
And if that isn’t big enough for you, then hang around for the night game at the Gabba as the third-placed Brisbane Lions tackle the Western Bulldogs who are desperate to stay in touch with the top eight.