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  • Richmond and Essendon have met in 15 Dreamtime games, with the Tigers winning nine and losing six.

  • The first Dreamtime game was in Round 15 of the 2005 season, which Richmond won by 26 points – 14.8 (92) to 9.12 (66).

  • The highest score kicked in a Dreamtime game is Essendon’s 19.16 (130) in 2010.

  • Richmond’s highest score in a Dreamtime game is 17.12 (114) in 2018.

  • The lowest score kicked in a Dreamtime game is Essendon’s 6.7 (43) in 2018.

  • The greatest winning margin in a Dreamtime game is 71 points by Richmond in 2018.

  • The highest goal tally by a player in a Dreamtime game is six by Richmond’s Jack Riewoldt in 2010.

  • The most goals kicked by a player overall in Dreamtime games is Richmond’s Jack Riewoldt with 21.

  • The highest disposals tally by a player in a Dreamtime game is 39 by Essendon’s Brent Stanton in 2013.

  • Players who have made their AFL debuts in Dreamtime games are:  Essendon’s Courtney Johns in 2005, Richmond’s Dean Polo in 2006, Richmond’s Jack Riewoldt in 2007, and Richmond’s Callum Coleman-Jones in 2019.

  • The biggest crowd at a Dreamtime game is 85,656 in 2017.

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Dreamtime match details

Round 15, 2005

Rich 4.2 8.3 13.6 14.8 (92)

Ess 1.1 4.5 7.7 9.12 (66)

Goals – Richmond: Campbell 2, Deledio 2, Hilton 2, Richardson 2, Tuck 2, Knobel, Krakouer, Pettifer, Tambling.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Campbell 25, Coughlan 25, Bowden 24, Hyde 21, Tuck 21, Chaffey 18.

Goals – Essendon: Lloyd 4, Lucas 2, Bolton, Dyson, Lovett.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: J. Johnson 30, Bradley 24, Murphy 19, Solomon 18, Thomas 18, Welsh 18.

Crowd: 49,975

Round 6, 2006

Rich 4.3 5.12 9.15 13.19 (97)

Ess 5.2 5.10 8.13 13.17 (95)

Goals – Richmond: Polo 3, Hughes 2, Richardson 2, Hartigan, A. Kellaway, Krakouer, Pettifer, Tivendale, Tuck.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Bowden 31, Polo 28, Raines 24, Tuck 24, Tivendale 22, Coughlan 21, Hartigan 21, Hyde 20, Pettifer 20, Simmonds 20.

Goals – Essendon: Lucas 4, Laycock 2, Lovett 2, Stanton 2, Hird, Monfries, Watson.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Lovett-Murray 29, J. Johnson 28, Watson 26, Lucas 23, Hille 21, Welsh 21, Lovett 20, Stanton 20.

Crowd: 58,439

Yiooken Award winner: Dean Polo (Richmond)

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Round 9, 2007

Rich 2.3 6.6 10.9 12.12 (84)

Ess 3.4 5.9 7.14 12.20 (92)

Goals – Richmond: Richardson 4, Jackson 3, Krakouer 2, Deledio, Pattison, Tambling.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Bowden 25, Deledio 25, Polak 25, Raines 24, Tuck 24, Tivendale 22, Newman 21.

Goals – Essendon: Lloyd 3, Lucas 3, Hille 2, Davey, Dyson, Fletcher, McPhee.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Stanton 26, Lucas 25, McPhee 24, Hird 21, Peverill 21, Watson 21, Winderlich 20.

Crowd: 61,837

Yiooken Award winner: James Hird (Essendon)

Round 9, 2008

Rich 5.3 10.8 12.10 16.14 (110)

Ess 0.5 2.6 8.8 10.12 (72)

Goals – Richmond: Brown 3, Edwards 3, Pettifer 2, Richardson 2, Deledio, Foley, Hyde, Johnson, Pattison, White.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Foley 32, Deledio 29, Brown 23, McMahon 22, Pettifer 22, Newman 20.

Goals – Essendon: Lloyd 4, Hille, McVeigh, Monfries, Nash, Neagle, Stanton.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Watson 20, Hille 17, McVeigh 17, Monfries 17, Welsh 17, Reimers 16.

Crowd: 60,333

Yiooken Award winner: Nathan Foley (Richmond)

Round 9, 2009

Richmond 5.5 9.8 10.12 12.13 (85)

Essendon 3.1 7.4 13.6 19.11 (125)

Goals – Morton 3, Brown 2, Pettifer 2, Collins, Connors, Cotchin, Deledio, Polo.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Tuck 30, Foley 27, Jackson 26, Bowden 23, Pettifer 22, Collins 21, Deledio 21.

Goals – Essendon: Lloyd 4, Davey 3, Zaharakis 3, Lovett 2, Watson 2, Winderlich 2, Hocking, Lonergan, Monfries.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Winderlich 28, Watson 24, Lovett 23, Dyson 22, Stanton 20, Ryder 20.

Crowd: 73,625

Yiooken Award winner: Jason Winderlich (Essendon)

Round 9, 2010

Richmond 2.4 5.7 8.8 14.11 (95)

Essendon 7.1 10.6 14.13 19.16 (130)

Goals – Richmond: Riewoldt 6, Rance 2, Astbury, Edwards, Martin, Nahas, Nason, Tuck.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Tuck 30, Cotchin 25, Martin 23, Deledio 22, Foley 19, Edwards 18, Riewoldt 18.

Goals – Essendon: Hille 3, Melksham 2, Ryder 2, Zaharakis 2, Davey, Gumbleton, Howlett, Hurley, Jetta, Lonergan, McVeigh, Monfries, Myers, Stanton.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Watson 28, Prismall 27, Hille 26, Winderlich 26, Lonergan 23, Howlett 21, Hurley 21, Jetta 21.

Crowd: 64,709

Yiooken Award winner: David Hille (Essendon)

Round 9, 2011

Rich 2.3 6.5 13.8 16.9 (105)

Ess 2.2 6.6 9.10 13.11 (89)

Goals – Richmond: Riewoldt 4, King 3, Vickery 3, Nahas 2, Cotchin, Foley, Helbig, Newman.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Deledio 34, Cotchin 29, Newman 27, Martin 26, Conca 23, Rance 22, Grigg 20.

Goals – Essendon: Jetta 3, Monfries 3, Zaharakis 3, Crameri, Davey, Hille, Howlett.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Heppell 29, McVeigh 25, Lonergan 21, Lovett-Murray 19, Hardingham 18, Monfries 18, Zaharakis 18.

Crowd: 83,563

Yiooken Award winner: Trent Cotchin (Richmond)

Round 8, 2012

Richmond 4.2 6.8 11.16 15.19 (109)

Essendon 6.2 12.7 16.9 19.14 (128)

Goals – Richmond: Cotchin 3, Edwards 3, Grigg 2, Martin 2, Deledio, Jackson, Miller, Nahas, Riewoldt.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Deledio 35, Grigg 30, Cotchin 29, Tuck 26, Foley 24, Jackson 22, Martin 21.

Goals – Essendon: Ryder 4, Monfries 3, Stanton 3, Davey 2, Jetta 2, Watson 2, Crameri, Howlett, Lovett-Murray.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Watson 30, Stanton 29, Dyson 23, Zaharakis 23, Howlett 22, Crameri 21.

Crowd: 81,200

Yiokeen Award winner: Brett Deledio (Richmond)

Round 9, 2013

Richmond 2.2 4.5 6.5 9.8 (62)

Essendon 2.3 7.7 11.9 13.13 (91)

Goals – Richmond: Riewoldt 2, Cotchin, S. Edwards, King, Martin, McGuane, Nahas, Vlastuin.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Jackson 29, Grigg 27, Newman 27, Houli 25, Cotchin 23, Chaplin 22, Martin 22, Vlastuin 22, S. Edwards 21.

Goals – Essendon: Crameri 3, Watson 3, Zaharakis 2, Hibberd, Howlett, Melksham, Stanton, Winderlich.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Stanton 39, Goddard 34, Hibberd 29, Dempsey 28, Watson 28, Heppell 27.

Crowd: 84,234

Yiokeen Award winner: Jobe Watson (Essendon)

Round 11, 2014

Richmond 0.1 3.5 3.8 7.12 (54)

Essendon 4.4 9.8 11.11 15.14 (104)

Goals – Richmond: Riewoldt 3, Martin 2, Cotchin, S. Edwards.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Martin 28, Ellis 26, Cotchin 25, Houli 25, Thomas 23, Chaplin 21, Deledio 20, S. Edwards 20.

Goals – Essendon: Howlett 5, Daniher 3, Merrett 2, Bellchambers, Chapman, Fletcher, Heppell, Hibberd.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Watson 36, Zaharakis 31, Goddard 30, Stanton 27, Fletcher 25, Merrett 22, Heppell 21, Carlisle 20.

Crowd: 74,664

Yiooken Award winner: Brendon Goddard (Essendon)

Round 9, 2015

Richmond 3.2 5.6 7.10 10.12 (72)

Essendon 1.4 3.7 6.8 8.11 (59)

Goals – Richmond: Cotchin 2, Grigg 2, C. Ellis, Griffiths, Martin, McIntosh, Morris, Riewoldt.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: B. Ellis 33, Deledio 27, Edwards 25, Martin 25, Cotchin 24, Grigg 20.

Goals – Essendon: Colyer 2, Daniher 2, Carlisle, Chapman, Merrett, Watson.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Goddard 27, Heppell 25, Stanton 25, Hibberd 24, Melksham 21, Merrett 20.

Crowd: 83,804

Yiooken Award winner: Brandon Ellis (Richmond)

Round 10, 2016

Richmond 6.3 8.6 14.8 16.9 (105)

Essendon 3.1 6.2 8.3 10.7 (67)

Goals – Richmond: Deledio 3, Vickery 3, Cotchin 2, Grigg 2, Lloyd 2, Riewoldt 2, Edwards, Griffiths.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Martin 38, B. Ellis 30, Cotchin 29, Edwards 26, Deledio 23, Grigg 23, Miles 22, Vlastuin 21, Batchelor 20.

Goals – Essendon: Brown 2, Daniher 2, Fantasia 2, Parish 2, Crowley, Jamar.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Goddard 34, Zaharakis 30, Cooney 25, Parish 25, Kelly 24, Z. Merrett 22, Gwilt 20.

Crowd: 56,948

Yiooken Award winner: Dustin Martin

Round 10, 2017

Richmond 4.4 6.9 9.12 11.15 (81)

Essendon 6.0 8.1 10.3 10.6 (66)

Goals – Richmond: Caddy 2, Edwards 2, Riewoldt 2, B. Ellis, Elton, Lloyd, Martin, Nankervis.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Cotchin 31, Martin 30, Houli 27, Grigg 24, Prestia 22.

Goals – Essendon: Daniher 3, Goddard 2, Fantasia, Green, Heppell, Stewart, Zaharakis.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Zaharakis 35, Goddard 28, Watson 28, Heppell 27, Hurley 27, McGrath 26, Z. Merrett 25, Parish 24.

Crowd: 85,656

Yiooken Award winner: Dustin Martin

Round 11, 2018

Richmond 5.4 9.6 15.10 17.12 (114)

Essendon 1.3 4.5 5.6 6.7 (43)

Goals – Richmond: Caddy 4, Butler 2, Edwards 2, Moore 2, Nankervis 2, B. Ellis, Graham, Martin, Menadue, Riewoldt.

Leading possession-getters – Richmond: Edwards 31, Martin 28, Short 28, Conca 26, B. Ellis 25, Grigg 24.

Goals – Essendon: McDonald-Tipungwuti 2, Fantasia, Laverde, Z. Merrett, Smith.

Leading possession-getters – Essendon: Stringer 29, Smith 26, Z. Merrett 25, Goddard 22, Heppell 22, Saad 22, Hurley 21, Langford 20.

Crowd: 81,046

Yiooken Award winner: Shane Edwards

Round 10, 2019

Richmond         1.2       4.7       8.11     10.13 (73)

Essendon          0.3       1.7       2.10     6.14 (50)

Goals – Richmond: Castagna 2, Higgins 2, Lynch 2, Baker, Bolton, Prestia, Rioli.

Leading possession-winners – Richmond: Houli 37, Martin 35, Edwards 26, Prestia 25, Baker 24, Caddy 24, Ellis 23.

Goals – Essendon: Langford 3, Begley, Bellchambers, Laverde.

Leading possession-winners – Essendon: Parish 31, Merrett 30, Heppell 26, Shiel 23, Langford 22, McGrath 22.

Crowd: 80,176

Yiooken Award winner: Bachar Houli