Richmond is confident their dramatic form reversal of the past three weeks has provided the "perfect" preparation to test undefeated Fremantle.
Hidden underneath the joint celebrations of Dustin Fletcher's 400th game and the Indigenous contribution to football was a critical game between sides which seemed almost deadlocked in the competition.
Dustin Fletcher picks up a groin injury in the third quarter of his 400th game.
It was no fairytale 400th game for Dustin Fletcher, who was subbed out in the final quarter of Essendon's loss to Richmond on Saturday night.
GWS coach Leon Cameron admitted Ryan Griffen had been nervous about facing his old side for the first time, but would not blame Griffen's meek performance in the much-anticipated rendezvous for the way the Western Bulldogs dominated his emerging team in a 45-point win on Saturday.
Richmond midfielder Dustin Martin has urged his teammates to keep building momentum, heading into the mid-season break.
I once asked Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy where his fascination with Aboriginal Australia began.
The public speculation over the future of out-of-contract players will continue, with AFL chief Gillon McLachlan ruling out introducing an anti-tampering rule through the season proper.
Twenty years after he inspired a change that reverberated beyond football, Michael Long is still walking.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has stormed out of his weekly media conference on Thursday following persistent questioning about out-of-contract key defender Alex Rance.
Shane Edwards and Courtenay Dempsey are quietly looking forward to the Dreamtime at the 'G match at the weekend.
It's hard to be under-rated when you were chosen as the best player of your year. But Brett Deledio is.
The Tiger army is back on the march having finally made the top eight again, but don't expect coach Damien Hardwick to start beating the drum despite a surprisingly easy 33-point win over Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
Just when the curtains were about to fall on Richmond they produced another starring performance – against a seriously troubled Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday night.
Richmond are set to wheel out their best three big forwards together at AFL level for the first time in 11 months.
Former Richmond forward Jake King wants to take his case for compensation for a career-ending injury to the AFL grievance tribunal, after he lost his initial battle at arbitration.
Richmond star Brett Deledio has admitted that he erred in playing against Carlton in round one.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has slammed the treatment of star forward Travis Cloke following his side's five-point defeat to Richmond, suggesting that "he dead-set gets nothing from the umps".
A quarter can turn a game and a season. The third quarter last week was as bad as Richmond could play, they lost the game and their season was listing.