Gold Coast are dominating West Coast at Perth Stadium, whereas Richmond have fun a much-needed upset win over Geelong.
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Tigers deliver the warmth to beat Cats
A mixed seven targets from Trent Cotchin and Dustin Martin have helped Richmond ignite their AFL season with a 24-point upset win over Geelong.
The Tigers booted six majors of their greatest opening quarter of the yr and held the Cats at bay to submit a 16.6 (102) to 11.12 (78) victory on the MCG on Friday night time.
Richmond (3-1-5) have now received consecutive video games for the primary time in 2023 after ending a five-match dropping streak in spherical eight.
However the newest triumph got here at a value, with midfielder Jacob Hopper substituted out of the sport with a left calf muscle harm in the course of the third quarter.
Cotchin returned after every week out of the Tigers’ aspect and kicked three targets in his largest tally in seven years, providing an necessary contribution at half-forward.
Martin booted 4 from 19 touches and Tim Taranto starred once more with game-high tallies of 28 disposals, 12 tackles and 6 clearances.
Jayden Quick (26 touches), Liam Baker (21) and Daniel Rioli (23) have been all busy, whereas Dion Prestia celebrated his two hundredth recreation in fashion with 19 disposals and a aim.
Jack Riewoldt and Rhyan Mansell booted two every.
Tom Stewart was jeered by a contingent of Tigers followers within the 58,141-strong crowd nonetheless offended concerning the Geelong star flattening Dion Prestia in an unpleasant incident 11 months in the past.
The Cats’ stand-in captain stepped up within the absence of injured skipper Patrick Dangerfield and had 24 disposals in a stable show.
However Geelong lacked spark, with Dangerfield one in every of eight premiership gamers lacking by harm or suspension, and suffered their first defeat since spherical three.
Tom Hawkins kicked three targets from 11 disposals and had two aim assists in a tricky battle with Richmond defender Noah Balta (17 touches, 11 intercepts).
Isaac Smith had 23 disposals and kicked an excellent second-quarter aim on the boundary line.
Richmond fielded extra premiership gamers than Geelong – 15 to 14 – regardless of their most up-to-date flag coming three years in the past.
Friday night time’s end result was the Tigers’ first win over the Cats because the 2020 grand remaining.