Will Dusty drag the giants like a TIGER? Richmond superstar Dustin Martin prepared for the biggest AFL podium as he went through his last training session before the Grand Final – only one man could stand in his way
- The Richmond Tigers midfielder got excited during the training
- Martin practiced exercises alongside his teammates for the AFL final
- But GWS tagger Matt de Boer is expected to stand in the way of Martin on Saturday
- During round three, De Boer limited the Tigers midfielder to 15 sales
- Richmond-striker Jason Castagna said the Tigers are looking forward to midfielders
Dustin Martin seemed pumped during his last training session for the AFL Grand Final on Saturday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The superstar from Richmond climbed up Punt Road Oval on Thursday before the Tigers competed against the Greatest Western Sydney Giants on the biggest stage of the game.
The 28-year-old went through light exercises alongside his teammates and discussed tactics with defensive coach Richmond Justin Leppitsch.
GWS tagger Matt de Boer is expected to be worn as a glove on Saturday, after holding the Richmond midfielder in the third round on only 15 attacks.
Martin was suspended during the same game because he knocked Adam Kennedy off in a game that the Giants won with 49 points.
Dustin Martin is depicted as being pumped during his last training session for the AFL grand on Saturday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
On Thursday, Richmond Tigers midfielder saw himself freshen up in Punt Road Oval in Melbourne
GWS tagger Matt de Boer is expected to stand in Martin's way after denying the Richmond star in round three to the point that he only received 15 divestments
Richmond-striker Jason Castagna said the Tigers are looking out on their midfielders for the Grand Final day.
& # 39; [It is] perhaps not so much a lesson but more a reminder that we have to take care of our guys, & # 39; he told AAP.
& # 39; And if Dusty is tagged or it's Cotch [Trent Cotchin] or anyone else, we'll just watch them and give them the support they need.
& # 39; They looked like they [GWS] really tried to physically impose themselves during the final, so we expect that again. & # 39;
The 28-year-old went through light exercises alongside his teammates and discussed tactics with defensive coach Richmond Justin Leppitsch
The last time they met, Martin was suspended for hitting Adam Kennedy off the ball in a match that the Giants won with 49 points
Richmond will try to win their second grand final in three years after beating Adelaide in 2017
In three years after defeating Adelaide in 2017, Richmond is trying to win the second grand finale – the first flag of the Tigers since 1980.
They have won 11 premierships in the AFL or its predecessor, the Victorian Football League, the first in 1920.
The Giants have only been in competition since 2012, when they won only two games and lost five times with more than 100 points.
Martin is on the ground for an AFL training session from Richmond on Thursday
Dustin Martin is depicted embracing teammate David Astbury during a training session
Martin of the Tigers can be seen during an Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval
The Tigers fell to ninth place during the season but finished in third place and won 11 consecutive games, the second best series in club history.
Greater Western Sydney did it the hard way, finishing sixth and beating Western Bulldogs, Brisbane and Collingwood in elimination games in the playoffs.
Up to 100,000 fans are expected to stop at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday before the start of the afternoon.
The Tigers dropped as low as the ninth but finished in third place and won 11 consecutive games, the second best series in club history. Martin can be seen on Thursday at Punt Road Oval
It is expected that up to 100,000 spectators will fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday before the start of the afternoon. The tigers are seen during their last session before the competition
A preview of the Australian Football League website says that Richmond will win with 14 points
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