Where and when: AO, 7:50pm (AEST)
Last time they met: PF 2020: Port 6.4 (40) DEF BY Richmond 6.10 (46) at AO
In a gruelling, taxing and absorbing preliminary final on Friday night, Richmond gave itself another chance at a flag with a thrilling six-point victory over Port Adelaide. Richmond, as it has for years, simply found a way. Dustin Martin (21 disposals, two goals) was again heroic in every facet of the game, while a late rear-guard stand ensured a Grand Final ticket was ultimately booked. Connor Rozee (14 disposals, two goals) had lit the flame for Port Adelaide’s early hopes of securing victory, while Xavier Duursma (19 disposals, one goal) battled hard all night. But the hosts fell devastatingly short when it mattered.
Match Preview: Both teams were flying until last week when they suffered losses to West Coast (away) and Sydney (home) respectively. Port will come into this one with something to prove after the Prelim loss last year but the same could be argued for Richmond, humbled on their own deck by a bunch of kids 6 days ago. I’m just hoping the new rules mean that we won’t be treated to such a dour final scoreline as their last match up.
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