GAME DAY: Richmond v West Coast Eagles at the MCG | 3AW Radio
Leigh Matthews’ votes:
5. Dustin Martin (Rich)
4. Alex Rance (Rich)
3. Trent Cotchin (Rich)
2. Mark Lecras (WC)
1. Kane Lambert (Rich)
Tiger backman Alex Rance told 3AW Football he’s loving playing with his teammates.
Rance, who kept Jack Darling to one goal, said the players adapted to the conditions well.
‘They went from dry-weather footy to hard, contested football and they stood up fantastically,’ he said.
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Richmond has won its third straight match, beating the Eagles by 11 points in tough conditions.
Dustin Martin won 40 disposals and kicked two goals in another stellar performance.
Matthew Lloyd said it was one of the Tigers’ best wins in a long time.
‘You can’t win pretty all the time. They did it the hard way today,’ Lloyd said.
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West Coast leads by seven points at the main break.
The Eagles have had the better of the play, but wayward kicking for goal has seen them unable to fully capitalise on it.
‘I think their inside 50s have been dumb,’ Matthew Lloyd said.
Suspended Melbourne star Jordan Lewis spoke to 3AW Football during the main break.
He said he hasn’t called Patrick Cripps since the incident which left Cripps with a fractured jaw and saw Lewis suspended for three weeks.
West Coast assistant Dean Cox joined 3AW Football before the game.
He said he doesn’t want to see the centre bounce removed from footy.
‘I’m a bit of a romantic in that sense,’ Cox said.
‘It’s a variable that you’ve got to think about. It adds a bit of excitement.’
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Injured Tiger Shane Edwards spoke to 3AW before the game.
He said he’s looking forward to the match-up between Alex Rance and Josh Kennedy.
‘We’d back Rancey in any day of the week,’ he said.
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Richmond and West Coast have jumped out of the blocks with two wins to start the year.
Tiger Dustin Martin has produced some scintillating form, while Eagle Josh Kennedy leads the league with 11 goals in just two games.
But the winning start ends for one of these two sides today.
Who will kick on to 3-0? Find out with the No. 1 commentary team in the game on 3AW Football.
TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Matthew Lloyd, Leigh Matthews, Caroline Wilson, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, and Doc Larkins.
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