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AFL 2018 season opener: Richmond v Carlton – live!

  • Updates from the round one game at the MCG
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Q1 01:00 remaining - Richmond 4.4 (28) v Carlton 5.1 (31)

Rance grabs a Mark of the Year contender at halfback to set off a chain involving Martin (natch) and Townsend but the latter can’t convert from the right forward pocket. Great example of Richmond’s ability to turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye though.

Q1 04:30 remaining - Richmond 4.2 (26) v Carlton 5.1 (31)

Bosh! Dustin Martin cannot be denied. Resting forward the Brownlow medalist takes a strong contested mark 50m out, and instead of blazing towards goal he checks the scene and picks out Jacob Townsend in acres just outside the goalsquare. Townsend makes no mistake

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