Richmond steamrolled Carlton by 40 points in front of a record crowd at the MCG. Nicholls and Crowe clashed in a notorious finals incident.

Semi Final, 1967

Venue: M.C.G.Date: September 9, 1967
Result: Lost by 40 pointsUmpire: ShealesCrowd: 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:

Game Review

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.


B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Wes Lofts 44 Ron Stone
HB: 9 Peter Kerr 11 John Goold 18 John Lloyd
C: 32 Bryan Quirk 17 Gordon Collis 39 Cliff Stewart
HF: 3 Kevin Hall 25 Alex Jesaulenko 34 Ian Robertson
F: 1 Serge Silvagni 16 Brian Kekovich 37 Dennis Munari
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 28 Peter Jones 19 Ian Collins
Coach: Ron Barassi


Last Game : John Lloyd


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