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Tigers do it the hard way to win third flag in four years – The Age

It’s difficult to mount an argument that Richmond’s 13th premiership – their third in four years – wasn’t their hardest-fought to date.

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A fairytale ending for Gary Ablett was denied. Hurt early, he bravely played on but his impact was minimal. For Patrick Dangerfield, his glittering resume still misses a crowning jewel. He was instrumental in the first half, but when the game went on the line, he was shaded by Martin.
The matchs complexion changed dramatically after just six minutes. Richmonds defensive fulcrum Nick Vlastuin ran smack bang into Dangerfields forearm. He was out like a light. In the space of seconds, Abletts left…

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