TIGER TIME! Richmond win second premiership in three years
- TODAY’S LINE-UP from 10AM: Bruce Eva, Tim Lane, Mick Warner, Gerard Healy, Paul Roos, Jimmy Bartel, Leigh Matthews, Matthew Lloyd, Caroline Wilson, Tony Shaw, Mick Warner, Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling, Daniel Harford, Tony Leonard & Jacqui Reed
3AW Football caught up with Tom Lynch, Dylan Grimes, Marlion Pickett and more following Richmond’s 89-point win.
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Richmond have won the 2019 premiership by 89 points.
The Tigers were all class for most of the contest, cruising to their 12th premiership and second in just three years.
He may have had a quiet finals series but Jack Riewoldt starred, kicking five goals.
The first debutant in a Grand Final since 1952 – Marlion Pickett- lit up the MCG, with his blind turn in the second quarter sure to be replaying for years to come as well as him kicking a breakthrough maiden goal.
Dustin Martin collected his second Norm Smith medal, having 22 touches and kicking four goals.
He joins an exclusive group to with the medal multiple times.
The Tigers hold a commentating lead at the main change.
After the Giants held them at bay throughout most of the first term, Damien Hardwick’s men broke away and took control.
Richmond have kicked the last seven of the game.
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NO LATE CHANGES
There are no late changes for today’s lineup.
Earlier, there was drama with GWS Giants captain Phil Davis undergoing a late fitness test.
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GWS Giants have plenty of famous fans but perhaps none more than Mitchell Starc, Australia Test quick.
He joined 3AW Football pre-game for a chat.
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Richmond great Kevin Bartlett joined 3AW Football ahead of the Grand Final.
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The biggest day on the footy calendar is here.
This Grand Final pits one of the league’s oldest clubs with its newest.
Richmond, which has over 100,000 members and decades of history, take on the GWS Giants, a club just 10 years old and a team who in a short space of time has stamped its their mark on the competition.
After a shaky start in last Friday night’s preliminary final, the Tigers recovered to beat the Cats.
But if the first prelim last week was dramatic, it was topped by Saturday afternoon thriller between the Giants and Pies.
In a match that won’t be forgotten for a while, GWS Giants somehow managed to cling onto a slender four-point margin to book their spot in a maiden Grand Final.
It promises to be a cracking contest between two teams near their prime. Will the Tigers win their second flag in three years or will it be the Giants who claim a history first premiership?
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