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Tigers’ hunting grounds - The Gabba

Tigers' hunting grounds - The Gabba Watch some of the Tiger's best highlights from the Gabba.

In the lead-up to the release of the 2019 AFL fixture, is taking a concise historical look at the competition’s current main playing venues from a Yellow and Black perspective. Today, we turn our attention to the Gabba in Brisbane.


The Gabba

Games played: 19

Won: 11

Lost: 8

First premiership season match: Round 17, 1993 v Brisbane Bears (lost by 19 points).

Highest score: 21.11 (137), Round 3, 2015 (won by 79 points).

Lowest score: 7.8 (50), Round 14, 1997 (lost by 18 points).

Biggest win: 79 points, Round 3, 2015.

Biggest loss: 77 points, Round 20, 1995.

Most individual goals in a match: Six by Jay Schulz, Round 14, 2004.

Most individual goals overall at the venue: 31 by Matthew Richardson.

Most disposals in a match: 37 by Trent Cotchin, Round 3, 2015.

Most marks in a match: 12 by Matthew Richardson, Round 9, 2005, and 12 by Angus Graham, Round 13, 2010.

Most individual games overall at the venue: 11 by Wayne Campbell.

Most individual wins at the venue: Six by Jack Riewoldt, Trent Cotchin and Dustin Martin. Shaun Grigg has had five wins there as a Tiger and two as a Carlton player previous to that.

Individual milestone matches: 150th game by Andrew Kellaway, Round 9, 2005, 100th game by Wayne Campbell, Round 3, 1996 and 100th game by Nathan Foley, Round 13, 2011.

Prominent player debuts: Ben Holland, Round 3, 1996, Shane Tuck, Round 14, 2004.

Finals at the venue: 2001 preliminary final (lost by 68 points).

Other Tiger-related tidbits: Richmond played an exhibition match against Carlton at the venue as part of the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games, 11 days after losing the ’82 Grand Final to the Blues by 18 points. A Gabba crowd of about 15,000, and an TV audience of several million, saw Richmond beat Carlton by that same margin of 18 points in a goalscoring frenzy – 28.16 (184) to 26.10 (166). Tiger superstar Maurice Rioli, who won the Norm Smith Medal for being best-on-ground in the Grand Final, was B.O.G. again.