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Sydney sneaks past Richmond in an MCG heart-stopper

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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Jimmy Bartel, Leigh Matthews, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Mick Warner, and Doc Larkins.

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Richmond captain Trent Cotchin spoke to 3AW in the rooms.

He said the Tigers “let one slip”.

“Any loss is a tough one, especially when you’re dominating the game,” Cotchin said.

“We’ll be better for it.”

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Gun Swan Luke Parker spoke to 3AW in the rooms.

He said it was important to be able to turn things around during the game.

“We had some players who were going pretty poor in the first half,” he said.

“To be able to change momentum throughout a game and not wait until Monday’s review is a thing we hold in high regard.”

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FULL TIME 

Sydney has won a thriller by nine points.

Richmond led by six goals in the second term, but the Swans ground their way back into the contest.

Jimmy Bartel said the Tigers should learn from their opponents.

“They got completely out-played in the first quarter but they just kept whacking away,” Jimmy said.

“Richmond have faded away in last quarters this year.

“Again, they only kicked one goal to Sydney’s five.”

The crowd of 58,721 was a home and away record for these two clubs.

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HALF TIME 

Richmond leads by 25 points after a blistering start in which they kicked the first six goals of the game.

Youngster Shai Bolton has been electrifying. He and Dustin Martin both have two goals.

Swan superstar Lance Franklin has been reported for a high bump on Connor Menadue.

If it is assessed as careless, low impact, and high, it will result in a fine.

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Richmond president Peggy O’Neal spoke to 3AW before the game.

She said the club has put a “really good offer” to Dustin Martin.

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Sydney assistant Stuart Dew spoke to 3AW before the game

He said the whole side is pumped for the game.

“Saturday arvo at the G – it doesn’t get any better than this,” he said.

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In another tipping nightmare, the Top 4 Tigers take on the resurgent Swans at the home of footy.

Such is the nature of this outrageous season, that 4th v 14th is just about a perfect 50-50 contest.

Can the Tigers confirm their Top 4 credentials?

Or will the Swans send a resounding message to the rest of the league that they’re just warming up?

Find out with the No. 1 commentary team in the game on 3AW Football!

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