Matthew Richardson previews Sunday afternoon's Round 5 clash against Melbourne at the MCG. 

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Richo's Points: Melbourne

Matthew Richardson previews the Round 5 match against the Demons.

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1. Ruck battle

Max Gawn and Toby Nankervis are in solid form with both ruckmen collecting 17 disposals, 25+ hitouts, and winning at least four clearances for their sides in Round 4. This key match-up will be a barometer for the game.

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Coaches Corner: Round 4

Presented by Hostplus, ruck coach, Ivan Maric chats to Richmond media about the Round 4 match against the Saints.

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2. Scoring efficiency

Both sides will look to improve their goal kicking following average nights between the big sticks in their respective Round 4 losses. With shortened quarters, the ability to capitalise on scoring opportunities inside 50 has been a noticeable difference between winning and losing.

Game Day Hub

Everything you need to know ahead of Richmond's Round 5 clash against Melbourne on Sunday.

 

3. Unexpected MCG game

Both sides find themselves playing at 'home' this weekend following the AFL’s restructuring of the fixture. With both sides sitting on one win for the season, this proves to be a must-win game at the 'G for both clubs before the prospect of moving to an interstate hub.

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Jack on possible hub scenario

Jack Riewoldt speaks to AFL 360 about the possible hub scenario facing Victorian teams.

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