The Richmond Tigers were one of the more dominant sides in footy for much of last century, winning five Premierships between 1967 and 1980. This success was followed by a lengthy drought before they reclaimed their status and added a thrilling Premiership in 2017. Last year they looked the favourite to repeat, but a disappointing preliminary final showing saw them bested by a rampant Collingwood team. Entering 2019 the Tigers will look to atone for that loss, and you can catch all the action when watching live on your TV or streaming matches to a mobile device.
2019 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. After 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.
Last year saw the Tigers become the first team in history with 100,000 members, while also taking another step on the field, becoming the undisputed best side in the league and appearing close to unbeatable throughout the season – particularly on their home surface. They ultimately failed to repeat their heroics from 2017, but with a top-end boasting the likes of Dustin Martin, Alex Rance, Trent Cotchin and Jack Riewoldt, and the addition of former Gold Coast captain Tom Lynch, they will head into the 2019 AFL season as the team to beat. The Tigers will open the season with their traditional Thursday night clash against long-time rivals the Carlton Blues on 21 March in front of 90,000 screaming fans, while their Round 2 clash against Collingwood and the Dreamtime at the G on 25 May against the Bombers will also draw huge crowds.
Richmond Tigers 2019 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
Saturday 4 May: Bulldogs vs Tigers at 7.25pm (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 12 May: Dockers vs Tigers at 6.20pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 19 May: Tigers vs Hawks at 3.20pm (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 25 May: Tigers vs Bombers at 7.25pm (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Friday 31 May: Kangaroos vs Tigers at 7.50pm (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Friday 7 June: Tigers v Cats at 7.50pm (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Thursday 13 June: Crows v Tigers at 7.20pm (Seven/Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 30 June: Saints v Tigers at 1.10pm (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. Kayo also have a split-view 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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