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Grand Tiger premiership trend continues

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Richmond’s glorious Grand Final triumph of 2019 continued a premiership pattern for the Club that has played out right throughout its AFL/VFL history.

Each time the Tigers have won a premiership, they have followed up with another Grand Final appearance within a couple of years. And, in all but two instances, they’ve captured the flag again.

It all started a century ago, when Richmond secured its first league football premiership in 1920. The Tigers subsequently made it back-to-back flags in 1921.

A decade on, Richmond won its third premiership in 1932. Two years later, flag number four was headed to Punt Road.

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The trend continued during the golden era at Tigerland under Tommy Hafey’s coaching guidance, with premierships won in 1967, 1969, 1973 and 1974.

Damien Hardwick’s current coaching reign has seen further premierships coming the Tigers’ way in 2017 and 2019.

The only Richmond premierships that haven’t parlayed into additional flag success were in 1943 and 1980.

After winning the 1943 premiership, the Tigers finished runners-up to Fitzroy in 1944. And, following the crushing 1980 victory over Collingwood, they were runners-up to Carlton in 1982.