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Richmond and Carlton draw in thrilling AFL season opener



Tom Lynch takes crucial mark to kick game-tying goal

Richmond spearhead Tom Lynch kicked a crucial goal with less than a minute left to snatch a thrilling draw for Richmond in the AFL season opener against old rivals Carlton. Lynch stood tallest to take a towering grab and slot his third goal for the Tigers, tying the scores at 8.10 (58) apiece at the MCG on Thursday night.

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Carlton’s Blake Acres misses potential game-winning shot

The Blues managed one final thrust from the final centre bounce but off-season recruit Blake Acres dropped a mark just outside 50m that would have given him a shot after the siren to win the match.

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Charlie Curnow defies Richmond with three second-half goals

Carlton forward Charlie Curnow looked to have defied Richmond’s territorial dominance with three second-half goals, giving the Blues the upper hand late in the match. But Richmond – who enjoyed a 66-45 advantage in forward entries – wouldn’t lie down.

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88,084 fans witness match between two premiership contenders

A huge crowd of 88,084 was on hand to see which of the two premiership hopefuls would press early claims. In the end, they were left with more questions than answers. Here, Daily Mail Australia rates and slates all 46 players who featured at the MCG.

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