2020 AFL preview: Richmond Tigers team guide

The reigning AFL premiers are primed to challenge for another flag in 2020. Can they be stopped?


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After a 37-year drought when the Tigers were stuck in football purgatory, they finally got their act together under coach Damien Hardwick to win the 2017 Premiership.

They followed that up with another flag last year and will start 2020 right among the favourites once more.

The Tigers will have learned from 2018, when they were upset by Collingwood in the preliminary finals, and should be in an even stronger position to attempt to defend their flag this time around. These are exciting, heady times indeed at Tigerland.

How to watch Richmond Tigers AFL matches

Your viewing options for AFL games in 2020 are free-to-air on Channel 7, Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and the AFL Live Pass. We have put together a complete AFL viewing guide for you which breaks down all the details.

Channel 7 only shows between three and five matches per round depending on the region. So for round one in Melbourne, if you want to watch Essendon, the Demons or the all-Victorian clash between North Melbourne and St Kilda, for example, you need a subscription.

Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports have every game of the home and away season live and of those, Kayo is the most affordable. A Basic subscription starts from $25/month for use on 2 devices. For $35/month you get a Premium subscription and the option of a third screen.

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Take Kayo Sports' Basic or Premium plan for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 14 days.

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On top of all the AFL action, you get access to more than 50 other sports on Kayo. It also has a 14-day free trial for new users and comes with a number of special features. SplitView, No Spoilers and Interactive Stats are just some of the options.

Another viewing option is AFL Live Pass, which is free for Telstra customers. You can also buy a subscription from the App Store or Google Play. Live streaming is limited to a seven-inch display, so you can't watch games on your TV, laptop or tablet.

Watch Richmond Tigers matches overseas

If you are out of Australia during the season, you can still catch the AFL action. The Watch AFL app allows you to stream matches with an Internet connection. You can see a guide here on how to stream the 2020 AFL season from overseas.

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When do Richmond Tigers play next?

As is now tradition, Richmond will open the season against Carlton on Thursday night. The game commences at 7:25pm AEDT at the MCG on Thursday 19 March. The complete AFL draw is here.

Round Day Date Match Stadium Kick-off (AEDT) How to watch
Round 1 Thursday 19/3/20 Richmond vs Carlton MCG, Vic 7:25 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7
Round 2 Friday 6/11/20 Collingwood vs Richmond MCG, Vic 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7
Round 3 Thursday 18/6/20 Richmond vs. Hawthorn MCG, Vic 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7
Round 4 Saturday 27/6/20 St Kilda vs Richmond Marvel Stadium, VIC 4:35 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
Round 5 Thursday 2/7/20 West Coast Eagles vs Richmond Metricon Stadium, QLD 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7

Richmond Tigers squad

Player Number Name Position Career Games
39 Jake Aarts Forward 0
12 David Astbury Defender 129
7 Liam Baker Defender, Forward 22
21 Noah Balta Forward, Ruck 13
29 Shai Bolton Forward 28
35 Nathan Broad Defender 54
22 Josh Caddy Midfield, Forward 157
11 Jason Castagna Forward 76
41 Mabior Chol Forward, Ruck 10
40 Callum Coleman-Jones Forward, Ruck 1
26 Riley Collier-Dawkins Midfield 0
9 Trent Cotchin Midfield 234
38 Noah Cumberland Forward, Midfield 0
27 Thomson Dow Midfield 0
10 Shane Edwards Defender, Midfield 255
43 Derek Eggmolesse-Smith Defender 2
32 Luke English Forward, Midfield 0
42 Ryan Garthwaite Defender 9
34 Jack Graham Midfield 39
2 Dylan Grimes Defender 151
13 Jack Higgins Forward 33
14 Bachar Houli Defender 207
23 Kane Lambert Forward 95
19 Tom Lynch Forward 156
31 Oleg Markov Midfield 17
4 Dustin Martin Forward, Midfield 224
36 Will Martyn Midfield 0
33 Kamdyn Mcintosh Midfield 90
46 Ben Miller Defender 0
6 Patrick Naish Midfield 2
25 Toby Nankervis Ruck 71
47 Bigoa Nyuon Defender, Ruck 0
50 Marlion Pickett Midfield 1
3 Dion Prestia Midfield 155
45 Hugo Ralphsmith Forward, Midfield 0
8 Jack Riewoldt Forward 262
17 Daniel Rioli Forward 77
5 Jack Ross Midfield 7
15 Jayden Short Defender 71
20 Ivan Soldo Ruck 22
44 Sydney Stack Defender 17
28 Fraser Turner Midfield 0
1 Nick Vlastuin Defender 141

Richmond Tigers history

A giant of Australian football right from the 1920s through to the late 1970s, Richmond struggled mightily after their 10th flag was secured in 1980.

Their fanbase gradually dwindled as a succession of poor management decisions left the once-proud club struggling to even contend for finals football.

But the decision to stick with coach Damien Hardwick during some lean years has paid enormous dividends with their two premierships in the past three years. Their premiership window also appears ajar for some time yet.

Image source: Richmond Tigers team website

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