Tigers Try To Claw Their Way Back In Top Eight

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Jack Reiwoldt kicked three goals against Geelong last week. Image courtesy of couriermail.com.au
Last Five Matches

Round 23, 2012 – Richmond Tigers 106 drew with Port Adelaide Power 106 (MCG)
Round 6, 2012 – Richmond Tigers 91 d Port Adelaide Power 54 (AAMI)
Round 10, 2011 – Port Adelaide Power 89 d Richmond Tigers 74 (TIO)
Round 22, 2010 – Port Adelaide Power 122 d Richmond Tigers 112 (Etihad)
Round 10, 2010 – Richmond Tigers 77 d Port Adelaide Power 30 (AAMI)


Form

     Rd 2       Rd 3       Rd 4       Rd 5       Rd 6   
Port Adelaide   W  W  W  W  L
Richmond   W  W  L  L  L

Port Adelaide
 
Ins: Andrew Moore, Jarrad Redden, Sam Colquhoun 
Outs: Brent Renouf (Omitted), Matthew Lobbe (Omitted), Paul Stewart (Omitted)

Tigers

Ins: Shane Tuck, Nathan Foley, Rabin Nahas, Orren Stephenson, Jake Batchelor
Outs: Matt White (Omitted), Ricky Petterd (Calf), Trent Cotchin (Knee), Ty Vickery (Concussion), Dylan Grimes (Foot)


Prediction

Port Adelaide lost its first game of the season last weekend when it went down by 10 to North Melbourne. Considering how poor they had been on the road the last couple of seasons, that wasn’t such a bad result. They’re back home this weekend where they’ve recorded a couple of massive comeback wins against West Coast and Adelaide. In contrast, the Tigers have been blown away in the second half of games against Collingwood and Geelong recently, while they threw away a solid first quarter lead away to Fremantle a fortnight back. Most importantly, North did the job on Justin Westhoff and Hamish Hartlett in Hobart. Geelong did the same with Trent Cotchin and Brett Deledio, so whichever team gets the most out of its stars will get home in this one. Power by 15 points .

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