The Richmond Tigers were one of the more dominant sides in footy for large periods of last century, winning five Premierships between 1967 and 1980. This success was, however, followed by a lengthy drought before they reclaimed their status and added a thrilling Premiership in 2017. Last year they overcame a raft of injuries in the first half of the season to repeat that feat and add a 12th VFL/AFL Premiership, demolishing the Giants in the Grand Final to the tune of 89 points. Entering 2020 they will be favourites to make it three in four years, and you can catch all the action when watching live on your TV or streaming matches to a mobile device.
2020 Richmond Tigers Preview
Formed in 1885, the Tigers joined the VFL in 1908, just over a decade after the start of the league. It took them 12 years to win their first flag, and after going back-to-back in 1920 and 21 they had relatively consistent success over the next 5 decades, culminating in five Premierships between 1967 and 1980. Following this sustained success a much-publicised drought followed, with the side making the finals just twice between 1982 and 2013. After three consecutive week one finals exits in 2013-15 and a 13th placed finish the year after, the Tigers spectacularly returned to the throne with a dominant 2017 finals series, breaking a 37-year AFL Grand Final title drought for what was once the biggest club in the country, and in 2019 they made it two in three years with a dominant Grand Final win.
2019 was an interesting year for the Tigers – a number of injuries to key players made for an indifferent first half of the season, and whether they would even make the finals was debatable at one point. The big names returned, however, and in the back half of the season and the finals series they reminded everyone that they are the best team in the league, ultimately winning the Grand Final by a tick under 15 goals. Unsurprisingly, given this dominance, they will head into the 2020 AFL season as favourites to win it all again. Alex Rance has retired but their backline is arguably the best in the business regardless, while an elite forward line led by Jack Riewoldt and Tom Lynch and a midfield spearheaded by two-time Norm Smith medalist Dustin Martin and captain Trent Cotchin makes for a team without any clear weakness. The Tigers will, as usual, kick off their campaign with a Thursday night blockbuster against the Blues on the 19th of March, while other big matches throughout the season include a clash against fellow Premiership contender and long-time rival, the Magpies, on the 26th of March, a Grand Final rematch against the Giants on the 2nd of May, and the traditional Dreamtime at the G match-up against the Bombers on the 23rd of May.
Richmond Tigers 2020 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Sunday, 1 March||Marsh Community Series: Richmond v Collingwood||LIVE: 4.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday, 8 March||Marsh Community Series: GWS v Richmond||LIVE: 12.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday, 19 March||Richmond Tigers v Carlton Magpies||LIVE: 7.25pm||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday, 26 March||Collingwood Magpies v Richmond Tigers||LIVE: 7.25pm||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday, 5 April||St. Kilda Saints v Richmond Tigers||LIVE: 3.20pm||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday, 11 April||Richmond Tigers v Adelaide Crows||LIVE: 1.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Richmond Tigers on Live TV
If you enjoy AFL action then the Fox Footy channel (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) is the place for you, televising every round and all AFL teams round Live and in HD with no ad-breaks during play (grand final excluded). This includes the many contests not available on Free to Air, as well as replays of the games you may have missed.
Watch the AFL Online
If you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox Footy you may wish to review the 10 day Foxtel Now trial, which offers Richmond fans an opportunity to watch the AFL Tigers live online before the grand final with compatible internet connected devices (Mac & PC excluded).
Stream the Tigers Free
Alternatively, Kayo Sports offers a 14 day trial. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy, and can stream the Richmond Tigers free and Live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded, but replays will be available). Kayo also have a SplitView feature so you can watch up to four live events at the same time, ensuring you never miss a key moment of the action listed in the Kayo guide.
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Channel 7 vs Fox Footy TV Fixtures
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL online.
|Thursday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Evening||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Evening||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
2020 Richmond Tigers Rivalries
The Tigers have long had a strong rivalry with the Collingwood Magpies, born out of the geographical proximity of the two sides to one another along with their relatively consistent success and huge, passionate supporter bases. The Tigers poor performance over the past few decades contributed to a slight decline in the strength of the rivalry, but the preliminary final meeting between the two in front of just under 95,000 supporters in 2018 reignited the competition between these two powerhouse clubs.
The Carlton Blues, as another member of the traditional ‘Big 4’ teams, are another long-time rival of the Tigers. The two played in a number of finals clashes in the 1970s and 80s, and though they have each had their struggles since then – the Tigers until the last few years and the Blues for much of this century – the competitiveness between the sides remains fierce. Each season since 2008, the Tigers and the Blues have opened the season with what has become a traditional Thursday night matchup, and though it hasn’t always been evenly matched it has still consistently drawn over 75,000 supporters, with over 85,00 coming through the gates for last year’s fixture, and you won’t have to miss a key moment of that match and more when mobile streaming the AFL.
There has always been plenty of animosity between the Tigers and the Essendon Bombers, again born out of the shared success and large supporter bases of the two clubs. Since 2006, the two have played in the annual Dreamtime at the G clash, celebrating the contribution of indigenous players to the league and taking place on the Saturday night of Indigenous Round. Played at the MCG, the game has brought in over 80,000 fans in seven of the past nine years, and will likely do so again this year.
Popular Weekly AFL Shows
One Tigers game per week not enough to keep you entertained? Enjoy a raft of extra AFL action with shows broadcast on Channel Seven, Channel Nine, Foxtel and Kayo, including the likes of AFL 360, On the Couch, Open Mike and the Sunday Footy Show. Take a look below for all the details on where to find the best in off-field AFL TV shows.
|Show||Description||Channel||Live TV Times|
|AFL 360||The unlikely pairing of Mark Robinson and Gerard Whateley take an in-depth look at all the latest in AFL news||Kayo/Foxtel||Monday-Wednesday at 7.30pm Sydney time|
|On the Couch||Join this panel of AFL legends as they discuss the biggest issues to arise from the weekend of football||Kayo/Foxtel||Mondays at 8.30pm Sydney time|
|After the Bounce||Hosted by Jason Dunstall, this show takes an irreverent look at all things AFL||Kayo/Foxtel||Sundays at 7.30pm Sydney time|
|Open Mike||Esteemed journalist and interviewer Mike Sheehan sits down for a chat with a new guest each week||Kayo/Foxtel||Tuesdays at 8.30pm Sydney time|
|On the Mark||Join footy’s first all-female panel as they and their weekly guest take a look at the more personal side of the game||Kayo/Foxtel||TBD|
|Talking Footy||Hosted by Luke Darcy, join this panel of experts as they dissect the weekend’s footy action||Seven||Mondays at 7.30pm Sydney time|
|The Sunday Footy Show||Get your dose of football humour as this six-man panel reviews all the results and big stories from the weekend so far||Nine||Sundays at 10.00am|
|Footy Classified||Join two of Melbourne’s biggest names in journalism and two of the game’s biggest stars as they take a look at the weekend’s action||Nine||Mondays at 10.50pm|
|AFL Game Day||Hamish McLachlan leads a rotating panel of superstars for a review of the weekend’s completed games and a preview of those to come||Seven||Sundays at 10.00am|
|The Front Bar||Comedians Mick Molloy and Sam Pang join host Andy Maher for a fun look at everything AFL||Seven||Wednesdays/Thursdays at 8.30pm|