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Richmond v West Coast
Round 11, 1995
Banfield fires off a handball. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 10 June 1995 (2:10 PM EST)
Lost by 60
RIC 18.15.123 - 9.9.63 WCE
3 W.Campbell (RIC)
2 C.Bond (RIC)
1 G.Dear (RIC)

Richmond justified their top-of-the-ladder standing by thrashing the reigning premiers by ten goals. The Tigers dominated the game from start to finish, with plenty of high-profile Eagles well below their best. Jason Ball with 11 marks and four goals and Dean Kemp with 32 possessions were two that could hold their heads high.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Richmond 5.6.36 7.9.51 11.14.80 18.15.123
West Coast 1.1.7 4.3.27 7.5.47 9.9.63

Goals: Ball 4, Heady 2, Godden, Kemp, Waterman

Best: Ball, Kemp, Waterman, Hart, Evans

Injuries: Nil

Milestones: Godden final appearance

Records: Richmond biggest win vs WCE, Richmond highest score vs WCE, WCE lowest score vs Richmond

Named sides[]

West Coast Richmond
B: 36.Hart 14.Brennan 24.Worsfold B: 7.Prescott 41.Turner 35.Bond
HB: 17.McKenna 27.Jakovich 12.White HB: 5.Tape 21.Bulluss 3.Kellaway
C: 16.Symmons 10.Pyke 30.Matera C: 9.Campbell 33.Knights 11.M.Gale
HF: 39.Waterman 22.Hynes 1.Heady HF: 27.Maxfield 32.Bourke 10.Daffy
F: 7.Turley 26.Ball 28.Lewis F: 6.Naish 18.Edwards 22.Bower
R: 50.Turnbull 2.Kemp 18.Evans R: 13.Dear 19.Neeld 17.Broderick
I: 6.Banfield 8.Metropolis 33.Godden I: 4.Rogers 28.Merenda 23.Jurica
E: 37.Lyle 29.B.Spinks 9.Wilson E: 24.Schaeffer 2.Dundas 29.Torney

In: Lewis, Ball, Hart, Godden

Out: Bond (ankle), Heatley, B.Spinks, Wilson

From the papers[]

The Sunday Age[]

"In a perverse way, two late goals to the Eagles can be points of praise for Richmond. The first, to Brett Heady, came after a collision on the back flank left the Tigers two players short.

Jamie Tape had run with the flight of the ball into oncoming opponents, colliding head-on with hard-at-the-Sherrin Mark Neeld. Two on the ground, a rising Tape pointing worriedly at an unconscious Neeld.

Two minutes later, Heady shrugged off a weary Duncan Kellaway in the square to goal again. The Heady who had been frustrated by and second to the ball behind a magnificent (Northey's word) Kellaway all day.

Alongside him, 19-year-old spindle David Bourke showed great composure (Northey's word again) to see off David Hynes and Tony Godden, and then quieten Jason Ball, who had given the Eagles a faint sniff in the third term."[1]

Canberra Times[]

"Richmond set up victory in the third quarter by going to a 44 point lead before it was reeled in to 33 at the last change.

West Coast did not look comfortable on the shifting Optus Oval surface, affected by a week of heavy rain.

Richmond won with tenacity and strength in the packs and the hard work of centreman Matthew Knights, wingman Wayne Campbell and some solid defensive work from Duncan Kellaway.

West Coast showed only a shadow of its best form and only Jason Ball, with three goals, bad any real effect in attack."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 10 (10 June)

East Perth (Peos, Lyle) vs East Fremantle (Harding)

Perth (Gehrig, Dyer) vs West Perth (Blurton, Downsborough)

Subiaco (Langdon, Heatley, Schofield) vs South Fremantle (Sumich, B.Spinks, Dunstan)

Claremont vs Swan Districts

Injury list[]

In the lead-up to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:[3]

Player Injury Expected duration
Mainwaring Shoulder 6 weeks
J.Spinks Knee 3 weeks
Ball Calf Test
Hart Calf Test
McIntosh Ribs Test



  1. Stephen Howell, The Sunday Age (11 June 1995, p.SPORT9), "Tiger triumph silences Eagles"
  2. Canberra Times (11 June 1995, p.13), "Tigers hand premiers a drubbing": https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127530055/14185820
  3. The Age (7 June 1995, p.39), "AFL injury list"