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Richmond Tigers show their support for the team before the game started on Saturday afternoon. The stadium was a sea of ​​yellow

It is all ready! AFL Grand Final between the Richmond Tigers and Greater Western Sydney Giants starts for a full Melbourne Cricket Ground

  • The AFL Grand Final 2019 between the Richmond Tigers and Greater Western Sydney Giants has started
  • Thousands of enthusiastic fans flooded the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the game on Saturday at 2.30 p.m.
  • The Giants could win their first premiership cup if they beat the Tigers, competing for their 12th flag
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The AFL Grand Final 2019 between the Richmond Tigers and Greater Western Sydney Giants has begun for thousands of footy fans at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

GWS Giants, known as the underdogs of the competition, walked through a & # 39; start from the bottom now we here & # 39; banner to the sound of whining from the audience.

The Sydney team could win their first premiership cup if they beat the Tigers, who are competing for their 12th flag.

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Paul Kelly rocked the stadium during the pre-game entertainment, before Conrad Sewell sang the national anthem.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison saw a beer from the crowds on his return to the United States on Saturday.

Richmond Tigers show their support for the team before the game started on Saturday afternoon. The stadium was a sea of ​​yellow

Richmond Tigers show their support for the team before the game started on Saturday afternoon. The stadium was a sea of ​​yellow

Richmond Tigers run the flag for the seasonal decision on Saturday afternoon

Richmond Tigers run the flag for the seasonal decision on Saturday afternoon

Richmond Tigers run the flag for the seasonal decision on Saturday afternoon

GWS Giants, known as the underdogs of the competition, walked through a & # 39; start from the bottom now we here & # 39; banner to the sound of whining from the audience

GWS Giants, known as the underdogs of the competition, walked through a & # 39; start from the bottom now we here & # 39; banner to the sound of whining from the audience

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GWS Giants, known as the underdogs of the competition, walked through a & # 39; start from the bottom now we here & # 39; banner to the sound of whining from the audience

AFL stars who retired this year were driven around the field from around 1.30 p.m. as part of the motorcade.

With less than two hours to go before the game, ground staff were seen desperately trying to clean the field with brooms and leaf blowers.

The last-minute throw problem was caused by a curtain raiser under the age of 17, when players walked over white-painted lines that had not dried up and forced officials to fix it.

White boot markings were seen scattered around the center circle lines while crew members worked to dry the paint and clean up the mess.

Paul Kelly rocks the stadium as part of the pre-match entertainment before the game started on Saturday
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Paul Kelly rocks the stadium as part of the pre-match entertainment before the game started on Saturday

Paul Kelly rocks the stadium as part of the pre-match entertainment before the game started on Saturday

Retired swan stars Jarrad McVeigh and Kieran Jack took part in the motorcade before the competition

Retired swan stars Jarrad McVeigh and Kieran Jack took part in the motorcade before the competition

Retired swan stars Jarrad McVeigh and Kieran Jack took part in the motorcade before the competition

Thousands of footy fans have arrived in drones for the AFL Grand Final 2019 at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Thousands of footy fans have arrived in drones for the AFL Grand Final 2019 at Melbourne Cricket Ground

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Thousands of footy fans have arrived in drones for the AFL Grand Final 2019 at Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Richmond Tigers are up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants when the ball falls at 2.30 p.m.

The Richmond Tigers are up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants when the ball falls at 2.30 p.m.

The Richmond Tigers are up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants when the ball falls at 2.30 p.m.

A Richmond fan went all out for the seasonal decision and used face paint to dress like a tiger

A Richmond fan went all out for the seasonal decision and used face paint to dress like a tiger

A Richmond fan went all out for the seasonal decision and used face paint to dress like a tiger

A GWS Giants with orange hair and glittering face paint is posing for the camera on Saturday
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A GWS Giants with orange hair and glittering face paint is posing for the camera on Saturday

A GWS Giants with orange hair and glittering face paint is posing for the camera on Saturday

Richmond fans saw the MCG coming in bright yellow costumes, wigs and tiger paint on their faces.

Giants fans who traveled from Sydney for the big day wore orange team cloths and held signs like & # 39; fighting to the end & # 39; in preparation for the seasonal decision.

If the Richmond football club wins Saturday's final, they will be crowned Prime Minister for the 12th time in the club's history.

The Tigers last won the cup in 2017 against Adelaide Football Club, where they defeated the Giants in the preliminary final.

Less than two hours before the game, ground staff were desperately trying to clean the field

Less than two hours before the game, ground staff were desperately trying to clean the field

Less than two hours before the game, ground staff were desperately trying to clean the field

White boot markings were seen scattered around the center circle lines while crew members worked to dry the paint and clean up the mess

White boot markings were seen scattered around the center circle lines while crew members worked to dry the paint and clean up the mess

White boot markings were seen scattered around the center circle lines while crew members worked to dry the paint and clean up the mess

Fans of Greater Western Sydney Giants gather when they arrive at the MCG
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Fans of Greater Western Sydney Giants gather when they arrive at the MCG

Fans of Greater Western Sydney Giants gather when they arrive at the MCG

There is demonstrably more at stake for major final rivals and GWS underdogs, who first entered the AFL in 2012.

In their debut season, GWS won only two games and lost five times with more than 100 points. They were wooden spoons for their first two years in the competition.

A victory on Saturday – their first major last performance – would mark the club's first seasonal victory.

A fan painted & # 39; Tigers & # 39; on her leg, to show her support by the slip of her skirt
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A fan painted & # 39; Tigers & # 39; on her leg, to show her support by the slip of her skirt

A fan painted & # 39; Tigers & # 39; on her leg, to show her support by the slip of her skirt

Australian cricket player Mitchell Starc shows support for his hometown by wearing a GWS scarf. The bowler posed with a range of opposition

Australian cricket player Mitchell Starc shows support for his hometown by wearing a GWS scarf. The bowler posed with a range of opposition

Australian cricket player Mitchell Starc shows support for his hometown by wearing a GWS scarf. The bowler posed with a range of opposition

Australian bowler Pat Cummins posed with a Tigers fan before joining the MCG at the Motorcade

Australian bowler Pat Cummins posed with a Tigers fan before joining the MCG at the Motorcade

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Australian bowler Pat Cummins posed with a Tigers fan before joining the MCG at the Motorcade

A fan of & # 39; underdogs & # 39; GWS laughs while holding a board with & # 39; fighting to the end & # 39;

A fan of & # 39; underdogs & # 39; GWS laughs while holding a board with & # 39; fighting to the end & # 39;

A fan of & # 39; underdogs & # 39; GWS laughs while holding a board with & # 39; fighting to the end & # 39;

Marlion Pickett - who will make his debut for the Tigers during the final - poses for the competition with his family

Marlion Pickett - who will make his debut for the Tigers during the final - poses for the competition with his family

Marlion Pickett – who will make his debut for the Tigers during the final – poses for the competition with his family

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