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Tigers Break Drought

Richmond gets the job done in style

Richmond has broken a 37-year premiership drought and Dustin Martin has made history in a grand final walloping in front of 100,021 fans at the MCG.

After an initial arm-wrestle, the Tigers surged clear of Adelaide after quarter-time, holding the Crows to their first goalless second quarter ever against Richmond.

It was one-way traffic from there, Richmond kicking 10 goals to four after half-time on the way to a famous 48-point win.

Dustin Martin won the Norm Smith medal for best on ground, completing an astonishing Brownlow-premiership-Norm Smith treble.


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Dustin Martin has spoken to his deported father, Shane, for the first time in a post-match interview live on 3AW Football.

Dusty spoke to the 3AW Football team straight after the team song, but when he later heard Shane Martin was on the line, he was quick to jump back on the microphone.

“I wish you were here,” Martin said in an emotional interview.

Dusty: Hey dad, what’s going on? How good’s that, hey?

Shane: What the… How good is that, hey?!

Dusty: I thought you were going to swear for a second there! I love ya, I wish you were here.

Shane: “I wish I was there too, my boy, but you know what, all the best … I’m proud of ya!

Dusty: “We’ll do it again next year and hopefully you’re there.”

Earlier, Dustin Martin was joined by mum Cathy in an interview on 3AW Football.

“This is a dream,” he said. “We’re living it.”

“Mum can say a couple of words today.”