2020 AFL preview: Richmond Tigers team guide
The reigning AFL premiers are primed to challenge for another flag in 2020. Can they be stopped?
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.
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?
|Round||Day||Date||Match||Stadium||Kick-off (AEST)||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|
|7||Liam Baker||Defender, Forward||22|
|21||Noah Balta||Forward, Ruck||13|
|22||Josh Caddy||Midfield, Forward||157|
|41||Mabior Chol||Forward, Ruck||10|
|40||Callum Coleman-Jones||Forward, Ruck||1|
|38||Noah Cumberland||Forward, Midfield||0|
|10||Shane Edwards||Defender, Midfield||255|
|32||Luke English||Forward, Midfield||0|
|4||Dustin Martin||Forward, Midfield||224|
|47||Bigoa Nyuon||Defender, Ruck||0|
|45||Hugo Ralphsmith||Forward, Midfield||0|
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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