St Kilda will go head-to-head with Richmond under Friday night lights for next week’s blockbuster semi-final at Metricon Stadium.

Tonight’s exhilarating win over the Western Bulldogs sets the scene for an epic encounter with the reigning Premiers, who went down by 15 points in last night’s qualifying final against Brisbane.

The game will be broadcast live-and-free on Channel 7.

A win against the Tigers will see the Saints advance to a Preliminary Final against Port Adelaide, likely to be played at Adelaide Oval.

The Saints accounted for Richmond earlier in the year by 26 points at Marvel Stadium, but won't be relying on prior history to get the job done against their formidable opposition.

Finals: Week Two

Richmond v St Kilda
Friday 9 October
Metricon Stadium, 7:50pm EDT (6:50pm EST)
Broadcast live and free on Channel 7