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Dusty’s third Norm Smith Medal puts him among all-time greats – The Age

Dustin Martin fended off all comers to win his third Norm Smith Medal, and it’s no longer enough to bracket him among the modern greats. He now must be considered…



In this grand final, Dustin Martin and Richmond had faced it, looked it dead in the eye, and stared it down.
With that play, Martin had just become the first player to collect three Norm Smith medals on the way to the Tigers third premiership in four years, a dynasty that he has defined.
Its no longer enough to bracket him simply among the modern greats. Exceptional is the grand final with two all but certain future AFL legends playing. This was one.
The other, of course, was Gary Ablett, the greatest…

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