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|Round: 3 Venue: Docklands Date: Sun, 14-04-2013 1:10 pm Crowd: 44,045|
|Richmond||4.9.33||7.11.53||13.14.92||20.15.135||C: Damien Hardwick|
|Western Bulldogs||2.1.13||3.3.21||6.5.41||10.8.68||C: Brendan McCartney|
|RICH by 20||RICH by 32||RICH by 51||RICH by 67|
|Brownlow Medal||3 Trent Cotchin (RICH)||2 Brett Deledio (RICH)||1 Dustin Martin (RICH)|
Richmond has established itself as a bona fide finals contender with a crushing win over the Western Bulldogs in front of more than 44,000 fans at Docklands Stadium. Brett Deledio grabbed the ball from the first ruck contest of the match, burst clear of the centre, and kicked a magnificent running goal within the first 10 seconds of the match to set the tone of the day for the Tigers.
Damien Hardwick's men dominated all facets of the game in the early going to race away to a 20-point quarter-time lead. It could - and should - have been a much bigger lead, as the Tigers wasted numerous opportunities in the first term, ending the quarter with a score of 4.9.
But any thoughts of squandering a good start were laid to rest throughout the remaining three terms. Richmond won each of those quarters quite convincingly to set up a 72-point win. The result was particularly pleasing given that the Bulldogs had been a form side over the first two rounds, easily accounting for Brisbane, and pushing Fremantle a long way.
The win was set up by Richmond's dominant midfield, with the trio of Dustin Martin, Brett Deledio and Trent Cotchin all magnificent. Their work was finished off nicely in the forward line by Jack Riewoldt (five goals), Luke McGuane (five goals) and Deledio himself (three goals).
There were few bright lights for the Bulldogs, although Liam Jones was a strong focus in the forward line, taking several strong contested marks and kicking four goals. The Dogs unfortunately lost Easton Wood to a hamstring injury in the first quarter and Tory Dickson to an ankle injury late in the match, one that will sideline him for up to six weeks. The news got worse after the match, with confirmation that Shaun Higgins had sustained a fracture of the navicular bone in his foot and would miss the remainder of the season.
Richmond has now won its first three matches for the first time since 1995, a year in which they made the preliminary finals, and will take on the Magpies at the MCG in round four in a match that should attract close to 90,000 fans and provide a guide to how far the Tigers really have come in 2013.
Richmond: Riewoldt 5; Deledio, McGuane 3; S Edwards, Martin 2; Knights, Houli, Jackson, Tuck, Maric
Western Bulldogs: Jones 4; Cooney 2; Stevens, Griffen, Giansiracusa, Dahlhaus
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Richmond: Martin, Deledio, Cotchin, Riewoldt, Chaplin, Houli, Grigg
Western Bulldogs: Jones, Griffen, Murphy, Cross
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Richmond: Martin, Deledio, Cotchin, Houli, Maric, Morris, McGuane
Western Bulldogs: Cooney, Griffen, Jones, Morris, Wallis
Damien Hardwick (Rich): I thought it was pretty solid. We were pleased with the fact that we won four quarters of good, solid footy. I thought we controlled the game really well through our offence. We denied the Bulldogs the ball, which has been a real strength of theirs.
Brendan McCartney (WB): They outplayed us in all areas of the game. The controlled a lot more positions as a result of that than what we did. Our expectations were that we'd be a lot better around the ball and a lot better defensively and we were quite poor.
Richmond: Jake Batchelor (ankle) replaced in selected side by Chris Knights
Western Bulldogs: Ayce Cordy (back tightness) replaced in selected side by Tom Campbell, Easton Wood (hamstring), Dickson (ankle)
Richmond: Chris Knights replaced by Brandon Ellis in the fourth quarter
Western Bulldogs: Easton Wood (hamstring) replaced by Clay Smith in the first quarter
UMPIRES: Stewart, Leppard, Kamolins
Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of AFL Media.
|25||Chaplin, Troy||8||9||3||11||0||0||0||3||0||0||27y 50d||143||10|
|30||Conca, Reece||12||7||7||19||0||1||0||5||2||2||20y 245d||38||7|
|9||Cotchin, Trent||25||6||11||36||0||1||0||1||2||1||23y 7d||89||55|
|3||Deledio, Brett||16||11||11||27||3||1||1||4||2||2||25y 361d||175||122|
|10||Edwards, Shane||7||2||9||16||2||1||0||5||1||2||24y 171d||112||70|
|5||Ellis, Brandon||2||1||2||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||19y 254d||24||2|
|6||Grigg, Shaun||12||8||14||26||0||0||0||5||1||1||24y 360d||89||34|
|2||Grimes, Dylan||10||8||1||11||0||0||0||1||1||1||21y 272d||19||0|
|14||Houli, Bachar||16||6||10||26||1||0||0||2||2||0||24y 337d||73||19|
|23||Jackson, Daniel||12||1||8||20||1||1||0||6||2||0||26y 354d||126||41|
|28||King, Jake||9||6||10||19||0||0||0||0||3||3||29y 19d||90||59|
|15||Knights, Chris||11||5||4||15||1||0||3||2||0||0||26y 201d||97||69|
|20||Maric, Ivan||6||9||12||18||1||1||16||2||3||4||27y 100d||101||37|
|4||Martin, Dustin||20||10||15||35||2||1||0||3||2||1||21y 292d||66||70|
|16||McGuane, Luke||10||5||4||14||3||1||0||2||1||3||26y 61d||96||26|
|38||Morris, Steven||4||2||2||6||0||0||0||1||0||0||24y 104d||24||1|
|1||Newman, Chris||11||4||8||19||0||0||0||0||0||0||30y 331d||217||33|
|13||Petterd, Ricky||11||3||5||16||0||0||0||1||3||0||24y 264d||56||55|
|18||Rance, Alex||11||8||4||15||0||0||0||4||3||3||23y 187d||69||7|
|8||Riewoldt, Jack||13||9||2||15||5||2||0||1||0||6||24y 165d||115||274|
|21||Tuck, Shane||11||4||11||22||1||1||0||2||0||3||31y 111d||165||70|
|29||Vickery, Ty||4||3||6||10||0||2||5||0||1||1||22y 318d||57||55|
|Western Bulldogs||Match Stats||Career|
|45||Campbell, Tom||2||1||3||5||0||0||5||0||2||4||21y 163d||8||3|
|17||Cooney, Adam||11||2||5||16||2||0||0||3||0||1||27y 196d||185||158|
|4||Cross, Daniel||8||5||15||23||0||0||1||3||0||1||30y 15d||200||31|
|6||Dahlhaus, Luke||4||0||11||15||1||0||0||0||0||1||20y 236d||31||30|
|29||Dickson, Tory||4||3||4||8||0||1||0||1||2||1||25y 200d||20||25|
|13||Giansiracusa, Daniel||5||4||6||11||1||0||0||2||0||2||31y 34d||233||284|
|44||Goodes, Brett||7||4||7||14||0||0||0||0||1||0||29y 56d||3||0|
|16||Griffen, Ryan||19||2||11||30||1||1||0||3||2||1||26y 261d||166||109|
|7||Higgins, Shaun||4||3||4||8||0||0||0||1||1||1||25y 41d||109||119|
|19||Jones, Liam||7||6||2||9||4||1||0||1||2||1||22y 49d||40||39|
|21||Liberatore, Tom||4||1||6||10||0||0||0||5||2||1||20y 333d||36||8|
|33||Lower, Nick||7||3||3||10||0||0||0||3||1||2||25y 295d||45||10|
|27||Minson, Will||6||1||5||11||0||0||32||4||1||3||28y 3d||139||66|
|38||Morris, Dale||7||1||5||12||0||0||0||1||4||0||30y 106d||154||3|
|2||Murphy, Bob||16||6||6||22||0||1||0||0||0||2||30y 309d||233||158|
|42||Picken, Liam||10||1||4||14||0||0||0||1||5||2||26y 256d||90||29|
|23||Roughead, Jordan||1||0||3||4||0||0||0||3||0||1||22y 162d||38||10|
|14||Smith, Clay||8||2||3||11||0||0||0||3||4||1||19y 338d||19||7|
|25||Stevens, Koby||9||4||10||19||1||0||0||2||0||3||21y 300d||14||3|
|3||Wallis, Mitch||9||2||13||22||0||0||0||6||5||0||20y 172d||28||7|
|10||Wood, Easton||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||23y 222d||43||5|
|31||Young, Tom||14||4||4||18||0||0||0||3||2||0||20y 353d||12||2|