Richmond face Collingwood tomorrow night for the first spot in this year’s AFL Grand Final. This morning “tiger-land’s” home ground was a sea of yellow and black.

Daniele Antonaglia reports.


This morning thousands of fans packed Punt Road as their footy heroes trained for the last time before tomorrow’s do or die clash against Collingwood.

All eyes were on star player Dustin Martin after he suffered a serious corked thigh in their last game against Hawthorne.

Doubts over whether he’ll play tomorrow night put to rest by the club and his team mates today.

Shane Edwards, Tigers Midfielder: “Yeah he’s all right, he just had a corkie, but he trained fine today so he’s rearing to go.”

Journalist: “So there’s absolutely no doubt he’ll be playing tomorrow night?”

Shane Edwards, Tigers Midfielder: “No doubt no doubt.”

Tomorrow night’s crowd is expected to push 100,000 fans as the two rival teams face off at the MCG..

If Richmond emerge victorious they’ll push on to play for back-to-back premierships in the Grand Final later this month.

Daniele Antonaglia, QUT News.