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How Grand Final injury could cost the Tigers a peculiar wrinkle in history

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There is a peculiar wrinkle within our great game. It is something that feels incomplete and is also a little bit bizarre.

Never in the history of the game at VFL/AFL level has a premiership side come together again.

That is: all 22 players who ran out on Grand Final day playing in the same line-up in any following game.

It seems crazy. But it’s true.

Runner-up sides have also never been seen in unison together. No line-up from any match has ever played together the following season, let alone a flag side.

In recent years, we’ve seen Richmond dominate the competition to win three flags in four seasons, but the team that won those premierships has not played side by side as a collective again.

The 2019 team…



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