The Wrap Up: Richmond v Hawthorn

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In front of over 70,000 people at the MCG, Richmond has once again shown just how hard to beat they are at the home of football, downing Hawthorn by 13 points.

Here’s everything you need to know.

The Talking Point: Richmond’s dominance

The Hawks have looked fantastic so far this season, but they were no match for the Tigers today.

Richmond pushed away early in the game and then, Dustin Martin style, held Hawthorn at arm’s length for the rest of the day.

The reigning premiers may have disappointed last week against Adelaide, but they proved too good for Hawthorn all day.

The Moment: The score review mess up

The score reviewers made a big mistake in the second quarter. Someone clearly pressed the wrong button and social media wasn’t happy.

The umpire may have believed Jack Gunston was the one taking the shot instead of the one rushing the behind.

KB’s Take on his Tiges

Kevin Bartlett was right behind his Tigers with good reason today as they dominated every area of the game – except for the clearances.

Hawthorn won the clearances by NUMBER and Danny Frawley said that was the only thing that stopped the Tigers from winning by much more.

The Young Star: Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins immediately gave Richmond fans another thing to get excited about. He kicked two goals including a freakish soccer off the ground from the goal square.

The reigning premiers have another wild card in their arsenal this year.

What’s next?

The Hawks have a massive clash with Melbourne at the MCG next Sunday in what could be the game of the round.

Meanwhile the Tigers will host Brisbane at the MCG in what could be a danger game given what the Lions showed against Port Adelaide.

Full Score

Hawthorn: 2.4, 5.6, 7.8, 13. 11 (89)
Richmond: 5.3, 8.7, 12.11, 15.12 (102)

GOALS
Hawthorn: Roughead 4, Puopolo 3, Breust 3, Mitchell, Rioli, O’Meara
Richmond: Riewoldt 4, Castagna 3, Higgins 2, Buter, Lloyd, Grigg, Nankervis, McIntosh, Edwards

BEST
Hawthorn:_Mitchell, Roughead, Breust, O’Meara, Puopolo
Richmond: Cotchin, Riewoldt, Houli, Edwards, Rance, McIntosh

INJURIES
Hawthorn: Nil
Richmond: Nil

Reports: Nil

Official crowd: 70,701

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