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Ratings | Round 21 – Geelong v. Richmond

2017-08-12T19:00+10:00

Richmond failed to break the hoodoo, with Geelong extending its winning streak over the Tigers to 13 in a rousing victory at Simonds Stadium.

Our Inside Football experts take a look at the individual performances of each player...

GEELONG – 11.14 (80)

Jed BEWS - 7

Solid as a rock on a number of the Tigers' dangerous small forwards. Calm under pressure. Having a terrific season.

Patrick DANGERFIELD - 8

30 touches, a game high 11 clearances and eight Inside 50’s. Didn’t need to hit the scoreboard to have a big impact.

Cameron GUTHRIE - 7

Found some form in a midfield role, and booted a class goal in the second term. Found it 25 times and used it well.

Zach GUTHRIE - 5

Didn’t find a lot of it but hardly put a foot wrong in small defenders role.

Lachie HENDERSON - 8

Intercepted well with eight marks and 19 disposals. Played the loose man in defence effectively. One of the Cats' best.

Jake KOLODJASHNIJ - 7

Played arguably his best game for the club. Ran hard from half back and pushed up to a wing to be an offensive weapon.

Tom LONERGAN - 7

Great tussle with Riewoldt. Found a mountain of the ball for a key defender and was pivotal in the last term.

Andrew MACKIE - 7

Drifted forward to kick his 100th career goal in the second term. Enjoying a consistent season. Played well.

Sam MENEGOLA - 6

Average ball use soured what would have been a great afternoon. Worked hard with ten tackles.

Daniel MENZEL - 5

Chipped in with two important goals from limited opportunities. Looked sore late.

Steven MOTLOP - 7

Showed glimpses of his class. Broke the lines with blistering speed and made a significant impact with superb disposal.

Jordan MURDOCH - 4

Relatively quiet afternoon after hurting his right knee in the first term. Just the six kicks.

Brandan PARFITT - 3

Laid a superb tackle in the third but on the whole struggled to have an impact. Will be better for the experience.

James PARSONS - 3

Chipped in spasmodically but had little influence forward of centre.

Scott SELWOOD - 7

Provided the midfield grunt with a game high 13 tackles. Worked his backside off.

Sam SIMPSON - 3

Danced in and out of traffic a couple times and snagged a smart goal but not much else. Shows promise but still learning the caper.

Zac SMITH - 6

Battled well against Nankervis and Soldo. 13 disposals and 33 hit outs. Has found some solid form late in the season.

Rhys STANLEY - 5

Provided a contest in the forward half and gave Smith a chop out. Injured late. Serviceable.

Tom STEWART - 6

His last quarter dash was a highlight. Held his own against Martin when the dynamo was forward.

Harry TAYLOR - 9

The match winner. Torched the premier defender in the game and hit the scoreboard.

Jackson THURLOW - 7

Best game since returning from a serious knee injury. Started slowly but gained confidence as the game progressed.

Zach TUOHY - 7

Used the ball brilliantly from defence. Set up countless forward thrusts and defended well.

RICHMOND – 9.12 (66)

David ASTBURY - 5

Battled hard against Stanley but was one of three Tigers not to lay a tackle.

Nathan BROAD - 6

The mature age recruit was a solid contributor in defence. Read the ball well in the air and displayed some courage.

Dan BUTLER - 3

Kicked a long goal in the second term but other than that was hardly sighted. Tried hard with six tackles but needed more.

Josh CADDY - 1

Kicked the first goal, but injured hamstring early and didn’t return.

Jason CASTAGNA - 2

Putrid afternoon. Part of a supposed dangerous forward line that failed to fire a shot. Six tackles saved a lashing.

Trent COTCHIN - 5

Not a big afternoon for the skipper. Found it 20 times but just couldn’t get going. Had little impact except for a nice third term snap.

Shane EDWARDS - 5

Flashed in out of the game. Just the eight kicks from his 17 touches. Only 275 metres gained.

Brandon ELLIS - 7

Was a big reason the Tigers got going in the third term. Controlled half back and was one of their best.

Corey ELLIS - 2

Didn’t realise he was playing until he touched the pill late in the 2nd term. No influence at all.

Shaun GRIGG - 5

Only 12 effective disposals from his 19 disposals. Still had six inside 50’s and five tackles which was a pass. Serviceable.

Dylan GRIMES - 6

Not big numbers but held his own against the dangerous Menzel. Always shows a heap of ticker.

Bachar HOULI - 6

Afternoon soured by two missed goal opportunities directly in front. Apart from that he provided good drive from half back.

Kane LAMBERT - 7

The big improver at Tigerland. Found the ball 28 times and had team high six clearances.

Dustin MARTIN - 6

Spent plenty of time forward and booted two goals. Not one of his best days, but even his average days are better than most.

Kamdyn MCINTOSH - 4

Had it 13 times but didn’t provide any of his usual run and carry.

Toby NANKERVIS - 5

Battled ok in the ruck, on a day where the big men didn’t have a huge impact on the game.

Dion PRESTIA - 7

Found plenty of the ball – especially early – but his disposals weren’t punishing. Worked hard with a team high nine tackles.

Alex RANCE - 3

It rarely happens, but he lowered his colours and Taylor got hold of him. Lifted somewhat in the third term but it wasn’t his day.

Jack RIEWOLDT - 6

His one goal didn’t reflect his work rate. Marked well and was Richmond’s only real forward threat.

Daniel RIOLI - 4

Third quarter goal was a highlight, but like his partners in crime, he rarely fired a shot.

Ivan SOLDO - 4

Demonstrates a competitive streak. Still very raw but a bit to work with moving forward.

Nick VLASTUIN - 8

The Tigers' best. Battled his backside off in the back half and was his team’s only four quarter performer. Terrific game.

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