Ablett was hugged by his Geelong teammates as he broke down in tears after his final AFL game. (61), 2014: Hawthorn 21. (74), 2017: Richmond 16. Speaking on AFL 360, Jack Riewoldt revealed the Tigers didn’t want to take anything form the legend’s final moments on the field as a player. (60), 2016: Western Bulldogs 13. It was the 78th annual grand final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1974 VFL season. New to Kayo? He didn’t wear his Norm Smith around when all of us had our premiership medals on … he didn’t want to be the only one out with two medals. There was plenty of class on both sides of the table. The AFL has confirmed the 2020 Grand Final entertainment will consist of an All-Australian line-up. LIVE MATCH CENTRE: Richmond Tigers vs Geelong Cats. The hidden detail was first spotted by fans on social media group “The Mongrel Punt”. (107) def. Kayo is your ticket to the best sport streaming Live & On-Demand. Some 219 days after the season started, the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats are the final two teams standing and will play-off for a prized premiership flag when they clash in the 2020 AFL Grand Final. AFL Grand Final Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. The Tigers also showed their respect for Ablett during the game when the entire team refrained from targeting Ablett’s injured shoulder when he returned to the field. Geelong's Gary Ablett walks off for the last time.Source:News Corp Australia. Matthew Lloyd says he's concerned Jesse Hogan keeps getting traded, 'Man on a mission': Geelong coach Chris Scott issues Danger warning to Tigers, 'Let's not do this again': New-look night AFL Grand Final time slot leaves fans fuming. Matthew Lloyd discusses the Jesse Hogan trade. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. With Ablett returning in the first quarter after he needed help walking off the ground to be treated for a shoulder injury, Richmond players had a wide open target to rub out one of the most damaging players on the opposition team. Sydney Swans 11. Local pop powerhouse Cub Sport will play in its own backyard, while Wolfmother lead singer Andrew Stockdale will also perform. (137) def. AFL: Gary Ablett Jr. was given a guard of honour after playing his final AFL match against the Richmond Tigers in the 2020 Grand Final. Richmond players gave Gary Ablett a fitting farewell.Source:News Corp Australia. The AFL Grand Final is finally here after perhaps one of the most bizarre seasons in the sport's long history. As Dustin said in his speech, he’s one of the greatest players to ever play the game and he deserves the respect. Watch the brand new drama series Gangs of London now on Stan. Could Essendon cult hero be traded for Josh Dunkley? Richmond then overcame Port Adelaide by six in the preliminary final to advance to their third grand final in four years, while the Cats secured their grand final berth with a strong win over the Lions at the Gabba. In his post-match speech, Geelong captain Joel Selwood thanked the “little bald bloke” for his contribution to the game, telling Ablett everyone loved him. Ayrton Woolley and Sam McClure discuss the biggest talking points from Day 3 of the 2020 Trade Period. (79) def. “To be honest the medal idea came from when Dustin did it in 2017. (89) def. AFL: Gary Ablett Jr. was given a guard of honour after playing his final AFL match against the Richmond Tigers in the 2020 Grand Final. One hip and shoulder through Ablett would have almost certainly ended his career, after he went down to the dressing room to receive treatment, speculated to be pain-killing injections by Channel 7 commentators. “I spoke to Danger (after the game) and just said, `look, we’d really like to do this’,” Riewoldt revealed. In an apparent gesture not to rub their victory in Ablett’s face, Tigers stars put away their new medals out of respect to the man affectionately known as the Little Master. The Tigers and Cats created an iconic moment when they established the honour guard for Ablett to walk off the field for the final time flanked by his cheering teammates and adversaries. Collingwood 11. A Facebook post on The Mongrel Punt.Source:Facebook. They are 9-8 in AFL Grand Finals. Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >. Sunday's AFL Grand Final will be the third time Richmond and Geelong have met in the decider, after previous showdowns in 1931 (won by the Cats) and 1967 (won by the Tigers). “A small gesture but we’ve had some correspondence with Geelong and they really appreciate it. The grand final will feature performances during both pre-game and mid-game, with rising Aussie rock trio the DMA's to headline the event. A patch of turf from the MCG has been transplanted into the Gabba in a symbolic gesture for the heritage of the game. RELATED: Gary Ablett’s wife Jordan opens up on family’s battles. (74). Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Last meeting in a finals match: Richmond 12.13 (85) defeated Geelong Cats 9.12 (66) at the MCG in the second preliminary final, 2019. (67), 2015: Hawthorn 16. The AFL grand finals umpire are Matt Stevic, Simon Meredith and Craig Fleer. 11. 8. The Tigers made no mistake against the Saints in their semi-final, while the Cats thumped Collingwood in the other. GWS Giants coy on Jeremy Cameron AFL trade progress. This is Geelong's 18th grand final, winning the most recent flag against Collingwood in 2011. (108) def. But while Victoria laments the loss of its annual sporting showpiece, Richmond is shooting for a third premiership in four seasons, The AFL Grand Final between Richmond and Geelong starts at 6.30pm AEST, The AFL Grand Final will be played at Brisbane's Gabba for the first time ever, Cats had to do it the hard way to reach the AFL Grand Final, The Tigers made no mistake against the Saints in their semi-final, Richmond then overcame Port Adelaide by six in the preliminary final to advance to their third grand final in four years. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Channel 7 commentator Bruce McAvaney spoke of the “touching scenes” as the 36-year-old was consoled by wife Jordan and son Levi, before both teams gave him a guard of honour to a standing ovation from the crowd. Even though the retiring star’s heart was breaking, he showed plenty of sportsmanship to put his disappointment aside and go up to Tigers captain Trent Cotchin just before a post-match TV interview and congratulate him on leading Richmond to a third flag in four years. However, the Tigers never once intentionally went after the Little Master in his state of weakness. 11. The game itself is also notable for b… Adelaide Crows 8. It will be the first AFL grand final to be played away from the MCG since 1991, the first ever to be played outside the state of Victoria and the first to be played at night. Last meeting in a grand final: Richmond 16.18 (114) defeated Geelong Cats 15.15 (105) at the MCG in 1967. 12. “This isn’t a moment for us – we paused our celebrations – this was actually about respecting and honoring a champion of the game.