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TOP 5: Best Performing Tigers Against Essendon

  • TOP 5: Best Performing Tigers Against Essendon

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30: Dustin Martin of the Tigers is tackled by Travis Colyer of the Bombers during the round nine AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 30, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • TOP 5: Best Performing Tigers Against Essendon

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22: Shane Tuck of the Tigers runs with the ball during the round nine AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 22, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • TOP 5: Best Performing Tigers Against Essendon

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31: Daniel Jackson of the Tigers is tackled during the round 11 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 31, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • TOP 5: Best Performing Tigers Against Essendon

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31: Brandon Ellis of the Tigers competes for the ball during the round 11 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 31, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • TOP 5: Best Performing Tigers Against Essendon

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29: Martin Gleeson of the Essendon Bombers is tackled by Brett Deledio of the Richmond Tigers during the round 22 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

                   

Richmond will host Essendon on Saturday afternoon to potentially do the double and come away with another win. Across the past 10 years, the Tigers have beaten the Bombers 13 times (which makes sense when you consider both teams play each other twice most seasons) and all of these victories have been at the MCG.

Throughout the past 10 years, a host of Tigers have performed really well against the Bombers whether Richmond secured the victory or not. Below are some past and present Tigers that make up the top five best performers against Essendon...

1. DUSTIN MARTIN: The in career-best form midfielder has finished within the leading disposals against Essendon in three matches in the past 10 years. His best game against the Bombers came in Round 10, 2016 – a 38 point win at the MCG. He netted 38 disposals and 10 marks.  

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2. BRETT DELEDIO: The midfielder clearly has a day out against the Bombers, as he has finished within the leading disposals against Essendon no less than seven times in the past 10 years. His best game against the Bombers came in Round 8, 2012 – a 19 point loss at the MCG. He netted 35 disposals, seven marks, 10 tackles and one goal. He also received three Brownlow votes.

3. BRANDON ELLIS: The midfielder has recently rediscovered some of his best form and clearly likes playing against Essendon, where he has finished within the leading disposals in six matches in the past 10 years. His best game against the Bombers came in Round 23, 2013 – a 39 point win at the MCG. He netted 35 disposals and 16 marks. He also received two Brownlow votes.

4. DANIEL JACKSON: The 2014 Jack Dyer Medallist finished within the leading disposals against Essendon in three matches in the past 10 years. His best game against the Bombers also came in Round 23, 2013 at the MCG. He netted 30 disposals, eight marks, three tackles and two goals. He also received three Brownlow votes.

5. SHANE TUCK: The former midfielder finished within the leading disposals against Essendon in four matches in the past 10 years. His best game against the Bombers came in Round 9, 2010 – a 35 point loss at the MCG. He netted 30 disposals, three marks, eight tackles and one goal.

Which Tigers do you think will perform best against Essendon on Saturday afternoon?

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