RECAP: Richmond v North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium | 3AW Radio
THE WASH-UP: Richmond ruckman Ivan Maric spoke to 3AW Football on Saturday afternoon.
‘It was a pretty physical game. They have good depth and they showed that last night,’ Maric told Tim Lane and Caroline Wilson.
Maric said the team is excited for the finals next week, but hasn’t dwelt on recent poor finals losses.
‘What’s the point of talking about the finals of the past? We’re a different team now.’
LISTEN: Ivan Maric speaks to 3AW Football
FULL TIME: Richmond has booted 14 goals after half time to record a 41-point win.
Dustin Martin and Ty Vickery both booted three goals in the final term as the Tigers kicked away.
Jack Ziebell and Kayne Turner both suffered concussion concerns late in the match.
LISTEN: Hear from Richmond defender Troy Chaplin in the rooms
LISTEN: Lloydy and Shawry analyse the match
HALF TIME: North’s makeshift line-up holds a ten-point lead at the main break. Human highlight reel Majak Daw has two great goals.
Lachie Hansen is patrolling North’s backline and has cut off numerous Richmond attacking thrusts. Jamie Macmillan and Sam Gibson have won plenty of the ball.
Trent Cotchin (18 disposals) is by far the biggest possession-winner on the ground, but his influence has been limited.
LISTEN: Matthew Lloyd and Tony Shaw assess the first half
With the AFL’s blessing, North Melbourne has made nine changes ahead of its Round 23 clash with Richmond.
North will enter the match without key players including Todd Goldstein, Nick Dal Santo, Shaun Higgins, Scott Thompson, and captain Andrew Swallow.
LISTEN: Todd Goldstein explained the rest before the game
The controversial move has drawn criticism from many within AFL circles.
Richmond has made just one change – skipper Trent Cotchin returns to bolster the line-up.
LISTEN: Hear from Richmond President Peggy O’Neal
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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 6PM: Matthew Lloyd, Tony Shaw, Caroline Wilson, Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva, Doc Larkins, and Sam ‘Scoop’ McClure.
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