AFL Grand Final Snapshot


* RESULT: Richmond 16.


12 (108) bt Adelaide 8.12 (60) on Saturday afternoon at the MCG in front of 100,021 at the MCG

* THE STORY: Adelaide began cleaner but Richmond simply fought, and fought, and fought. Damien Hardwick’s side smashed their opponents around the ball, were dominant in defence and relentless inside 50. A run of seven-straight goals after quarter-time put the game on the Tigers’ terms

* THE GOAL: With clean hands, Shane Edwards dished off to Tigers skipper Trent Cotchin in the second quarter, who found the youngest man on the ground, Jack Graham. The 19-year-old put Richmond in front where they’d stay all afternoon, finishing with three goals in just his fifth senior game

* THE MOMENT: The Tigers entered the fourth term 34 points up, but plenty of nerves remained. Jack Riewoldt’s soaring mark and goal to begin the quarter put Richmond 40 points up and began the Tiger party

* THE STARS: Dustin Martin won the Norm Smith Medal for a lion-hearted performance around the ball, claiming 21 contested possessions and kicking two goals. But Alex Rance was imperious in defence. The All Australian captain produced an all-action effort at the heart of the Tiger backline, giving no inch and subduing the much-vaunted Adelaide attacking threat.

* THE QUOTE: “Who would have thought we finished 13th last year, beaten by (113) points in the last round and now we’re f**king premiers,” Riewoldt sums up Richmond’s rise from frogs to princes

* THE STATS: Richmond’s first premiership in 37 years came after a 13th-placed finish last season – the biggest jump-up in AFL history. Adelaide went goalless in a quarter against the Tigers for the first time in the second term

* THE INJURIES: How costly were a string of Adelaide complaints? Charlie Cameron was clearly hampered early by a calf issue. Jake Kelly (hamstring), Josh Jenkins (ribs), Hugh Greenwood (calf) and Luke Brown (knee) were hurt in the second term

* WHAT’S NEXT: A party on Punt Road that could last all summer and, for Adelaide, a flight to South Australia that’s never felt longer. Trade period starts on Monday October 9, the draft is on November 24 and Richmond will play Carlton on Thursday March 22 to begin the 2018 AFL season