|Richmond||5.8||38||10.13||73||14.16||100||20.21||141||Venue: M.C.G.||Date: September 9, 1967|
|Result: Lost by 40 points||Umpire: Sheales||Crowd: 99,051 |
|Goalkickers: J.Nicholls 3, D.Munari 3, A.Jesaulenko 2, B.Kekovich 2, R.Barassi 2, A.Gallagher, S.Silvagni |
|Best: Nicholls, Goold, Munari, Barassi, Silvagni, Gallagher.||Injuries: |
Richmond, fielding a team with no finals experience at all, knocked over the Blues by 40 points in front of a record crowd at the MCG. Tiger forward Royce Hart proved too good for an unfit Wes Lofts
and kicked six goals, while Carlton vice-captain John Nicholls
was the centre of a controversy after the match.
During the third quarter, Nicholls reeled out of a pack holding his face, and field umpire Peter Sheales promptly reported Richmond ruckman Neville Crowe for striking. At the tribunal, Crowe was found guilty and suspended – ruling him out of the Tigers’ Grand Final team. It was Crowe’s first report in his 151 game, 11-season career. Amid accusations of staging and poor sportsmanship by Nicholls, this incident stoked ill-feeling between Richmond and Carlton for many years afterward.
Last Game : John Lloyd
| Preliminary Final