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‘Ridiculous’ Richmond Tigers demolish GWS Giants in AFL grand final

Richmond 17.12 (114) beat GWS 3.7 (25)Dustin Martin wins Norm Smith medalIn the end, even by Richmond standards, it was all rather ridiculous. They won it in a canter. In doing so, they stamped themselves as one of the great sides of the modern era, wi…

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Dustin Martin comes of age but crocodilian menace remains | Jonathan Horn

Richmond have smoothed some rough edges and expectations of the in-form Tiger are high for Friday’s AFL preliminary finalThe problem with writing about Dustin Martin is there’s no-one to compare him to. There’s no obvious reference point. People throw …

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Young Richmond player Jack Higgins in hospital with brain bleed

20-year-old has had headaches since SundayPlayer ‘in good spirits’ as he receives treatmentRichmond player Jack Higgins is in hospital after being diagnosed with bleeding on his brain.According to media reports, the cause is unknown and the AFL club wi…

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Young Richmond player Jack Higgins in hospital with brain bleed

20-year-old has had headaches since SundayPlayer ‘in good spirits’ as he receives treatmentRichmond player Jack Higgins is in hospital after being diagnosed with bleeding on his brain.According to media reports, the cause is unknown and the AFL club wi…

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Apologetic Dustin Martin fined by AFL for offensive gestures

Richmond star hit with $7,500 fineMartin admits behaviour was ‘not a good look’Dustin Martin has apologised for the offensive hand gestures he made during the weekend’s game against Greater Western Sydney that resulted in a $7,500 fine for the Richmond…

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Not even ‘five Martins’ enough for Tigers to beat Crows, says Hardwick

Adelaide beat Richmond triumph in grand final rematchDustin Martin shines in 18.10 (118) to 12.10 (82) defeatRichmond could have had five Dustin Martin’s and still lost to Adelaide, Tigers coach Damien Hardwick says. Martin kicked five goals and collec…

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AFL 2018 season opener: Richmond v Carlton – live!

Updates from the round one game at the MCGFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 8.58am GMT 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 Mart…

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AFL and Richmond must face sport’s problem with male entitlement | Kate O’Halloran

The response to the topless photo scandal should be swift and decisive – and shift the blame from victim to toxic cultureThe AFL and the Richmond football club have a big problem. In light of the news that the woman at the centre of the topless photo s…

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Adelaide wilt under pressure as Richmond’s 37-year nightmare ends | Craig Little

The Tigers’ game has been defined by its manic, persistent pressure and the grand final was no different as the Crows were suffocated

With little more than 11 minutes remaining in the third quarter of Saturday’s grand final, Adelaide captain Taylor Walker kicked the Crows’ fifth goal to bring them to within 20 points of Richmond.

Walker carries the legacy of the late Phil Walsh perhaps closer than any of his team-mates, having been appointed captain of the club by Walsh in 2015. On the day of the appointment, Walsh said, “the message is to any young boys out there, believe in your dream and chase it as hard as you can. You might end up one day like Taylor Walker.”

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Adelaide Crows v Richmond Tigers: 2017 AFL grand final – live!

Live updates from the premiership decider at the MCGGet in touch with Jonathan on email or via Twitter @JPHowcroft 5.36am BST Q1 15:50 remaining – Adelaide 2.0 (12) v Richmond 0.0 (0)Two in the blink of an eye for the Crows! Betts, the oldest man on th…

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No injury concerns for Crows or Tigers after training on eve of AFL grand final

  • Adelaide midfielder Hugh Greenwood declared fit for Saturday’s decider
  • Richmond ‘in a good state’, says coach Damien Hardwick

The Richmond and Adelaide coaches have given their AFL grand final sides a clean bill of health after Friday’s training sessions.

Crows coach Don Pyke has dismissed any concern over midfielder Hugh Greenwood’s suspected calf complaint after Adelaide’s closed training session at the MCG on Friday morning. “All fine,” Pyke said.

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Tigers into grand final with Adelaide after disposing of Giants: AFL second preliminary final – as it happened

  • Live updates from the big match in front of 90,000 at the MCG
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10.35am BST

Into the rooms

An almighty roar greets the Tigers in their rooms, and it’s a ferocious rendition of “Oh we’re from Tigerland”. Damien Hardwick watches on with an enormous, proud smile. Well done, Richmond. Will do a little-wrap up now – and let you know if anything else exciting happens!

10.32am BST

Dustin Martin

Says this is ‘surreal’ and he always intended to split 50-50 between midfield and forward. Thanks his teammates for their incredible pressure. Says hi to his Dad, who is of course in NZ and has been denied entry back into Australia: “I know you’re watching, I love you”.

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Ex-AFL teammates Tyrone Vickery and Jake King arrested over extortion claims

  • King charged with making threats to kill and bailed to appear in court
  • Hawthorn’s Vickery released pending further investigations

Former Richmond AFL player Jake King has been charged with making threats to kill, while Hawthorn player Tyrone Vickery is being investigated over extortion claims. King and his former Richmond teammate Vickery were arrested by Victoria Police on Wednesday afternoon.

King, 33, was charged with threats to kill, making threats to kill, two counts of threats to inflict serious injury and two counts of using a carriage service to harass. He was bailed and will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 15 November.

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Waleed Aly and Turnbull can’t save Bachar Houli from two-week AFL ban

  • Richmond star suspended for two weeks for striking Carlton’s Jed Lamb
  • Tigers call upon character references from Prime Minister and TV star

Despite minor Prime Ministerial intervention and a character reference from TV star Waleed Aly, Richmond’s Bachar Houli has received a two-game AFL suspension for striking Jed Lamb – an incident the league’s tribunal assessed as intentional conduct with high impact to the head after the Carlton player was knocked out cold at the MCG on Sunday.

West Coast defender Will Schofield was unable to call upon a star cast of witnesses, but beat his charge of striking Melbourne’s Clayton Oliver in another contentious incident from last weekend’s action. Oliver was widely criticised for milking what appeared negligible contact from the Eagles star, though replays showed that he had indeed been struck to the jaw with a glancing blow before falling to the ground.

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Starting over again: AFL season begins with round characterised by contrasts | Craig Little

Carlton and Richmond get the new campaign underway in one of a number of opening-round games to throw up the kind of contrasts that make for great art

To quote Mickey and Sylvia, love is strange. On Thursday night, a 70,000-strong, noisy, passionate chorus is expected to accompany the AFL season opener between two football clubs who more closely resemble a decades-long conceptual art project.

While it may be a hard-fought contest between two of the best-supported clubs in Carlton and Richmond, it is lamentably low-stakes. In terms of aesthetics for a marquee game, it is a bit like Kenny G doing a retrospective of Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue.

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Geelong rally in fourth quarter to edge Richmond in AFL thriller

  • Geelong defeat Richmond 10.22 (82) to 12.6 (78) at the MCG
  • Adelaide defeat Fremantle 21.16 (142) to 11.4 (70) at Domain Stadium
  • Essendon defeat Gold Coast 11.9 (75) to 9.15 (69) at Etihad Stadium

Geelong rejoined the AFL’s top four in staggering fashion, piling on six consecutive goals in the fourth quarter to defeat Richmond by four points at the MCG. The match was in the balance up until the final siren, with Tigers’ 200-gamer Jack Riewoldt unable to reel in a spectacular mark that would have given him a shot at goal and chance to snatch victory.

The Cats triumphed 10.22 (82) to 12.6 (78) in a bizarre game of football, doing enough in one quarter to rise above Greater Western Sydney and claim fourth spot on the ladder.

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Inside 50: continued mediocrity actually a worthy objective for Richmond

Despite talk of administrative upheaval, big-name trades and the danger to their coach’s job, Richmond should appreciate the stability of the last five years

It’s anathema to the puffed-up corporate ideals of modern sport but for AFL clubs like Richmond, mere mediocrity is actually a worthy objective. For four solid years now – if they’re being honest with themselves – Richmond have been a sporadically captivating but mostly mediocre football team. Yet that qualifies as a huge improvement on near enough to three decades of administrative, financial, recruiting and coaching farces preceding the reign of Damien Hardwick, who has been beaten up a little in recent times but should be the object of some affection among Tigers fans.

In the 20 seasons prior to Hardwick’s appointment as senior coach, Richmond featured in only two finals series and otherwise finished either in the bottom five (12 times) or in their dreaded, infamous, no-man’s-land slot of ninth (six times). They won’t play finals this year but on Hardwick’s watch, they did the three seasons prior without managing a September win. After 153 games as a senior coach, Hardwick has plenty of knockers who believe this isn’t good enough, but was in March this year re-appointed to the job until the end of 2018.

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Giants humiliate Richmond as Hawks edge past gritty Carlton

  • GWS defeat Richmond 17.9 (111) to 3.5 (23) at Manuka Oval
  • Hawthorn defeat Carlton 10.14 (74) to 7.13 (55) in Aurora Stadium

Greater Western Sydney have recorded their first AFL win over Richmond with an 88-point belting in Canberra. Saturday’s 17.9 (111) to 3.5 (23) victory, on the back of a historic opening term, means the Giants maintain their hold of second place on the ladder heading towards their maiden finals berth.

The game also marked the Tigers’ lowest score since 1961 and equal sixth-worst in club history. Never before had the expansion club beaten Richmond in five meetings since 2012. Nor, until now, had they completed a season sweep at Manuka Oval – their second home behind Sydney’s Spotless Stadium – having toppled Port Adelaide and Geelong earlier this season. And it was done in front of the biggest crowd at the venue of 14,974.

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Far from vintage Hawthorn still beat Richmond to retain buffer at top of AFL

Hawthorn defeat Richmond 16.18 (114) to 5.14 (44) at the MCGBrisbane defeat Essendon 20.8 (128) to 12.19 (91) at Etihad StadiumHawthorn maintained their two-win cushion at the top of the AFL ladder in ugly fashion, defeating Richmond by 70 points at th…

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Essendon v Richmond: AFL ‘Dreamtime at the ‘G’ – live! | Russell Jackson

10.51am BST

Bombers goal! 1st quarter (3:57 remaining) Essendon 3.1 (19) vs Richmond 4.2 (26)

The Bombers have another! This time it’s their first-gamer Mark Jamar, who is artlessly and illegally tackled by Shaun Hampson when crouched over the ball 30 metres from goa, directly in front. ‘The big Russian’ goes back and threads it!

10.49am BST

Bombers goal! 1st quarter (5:06 remaining) Essendon 2.1 (13) vs Richmond 4.2 (26)

After an unselfish centering ball from Dustin Martin, Brett Deledio makes a real hash of a regulation set shot from 35 metres out so the Dons get a bit of a let-off. They swing it down the other end and after much hackery and scrap, Orazio Fantasia races through around a goal square pack and sharks a goal at close range. He’d flubbed a chance moments earlier but has looked a livewire so far. Boy did his side need that one.

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