KEY MATCH-UPS FOR SUNDAY'S AFL ELIMINATION FINAL BETWEEN RICHMOND AND CARLTON AT THE MCG
JACK RIEWOLDT (Rich) v MICHAEL JAMISON (Carl)
When Richmond met Carlton in round 21, youngster Josh Bootsma was Riewoldt's starting opponent. The Tiger gun forward was on fire early, helping his side to a 30-point quarter-time lead. But Jamison switched on to Riewoldt, his influence subsided and the Blues notched a comeback win. Expect Jamison to get the job from the first bounce this time. The Tigers will hope Riewoldt gets good support from fellow tall forwards Ty Vickery and Aaron Edwards, who kicked four goals each against Essendon last weekend.
JEFF GARLETT (Carl) v STEVEN MORRIS (Rich)
With Garlett, Eddie Betts and Chris Yarran, the Blues have plenty of speedsters capable of weaving magic and kicking goals and Morris could be assigned to any of them. The hard-nosed Tiger rarely lets an opponent off the leash. Garlett, who missed the round 21 meeting with Richmond through injury, looms as the man they'll most want to stop, as he leads the Blues' goal-kicking this season.
DANIEL JACKSON (Rich) v MARC MURPHY (Carl)
Murphy was inspirational in helping the Blues to a comeback victory over Port Adelaide last round, which clinched them their place in the finals. They'll need him to reproduce that sort of effort against the Tigers' deep and talented midfield. Jackson has made his name as a tagger and could get the stopping job on Murphy. But he's also become a damaging player in his own right, second only to captain Trent Cotchin in winning clearances for Richmond this year and averaging more than a goal per game in the second half of the season.