Richmond and Fremantle continued their tradition of playing in nail-biting finishes against each other at Perth’s Optus Stadium last Sunday when the home team emerged victorious by four points.

The Tigers and Dockers have met 39 times all-up since the WA club entered the AFL competition in 1995, with nine of those matches being decided by under a goal.

In three other games the final margin has been 10 points or less.

Fremantle’s inaugural AFL match, in Round 1 of the 1995 season, resulted in a five-point loss to Richmond.

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Rewind: Richmond v Fremantle, Round 1, 1995

Highlights of the inaugural clash between Richmond and Fremantle in the opening round of the 1995 season.

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The Tigers led the under-a-goal win tally three-nil early on, but the Dockers have turned that around with four in recent times.

Overall, Richmond has won four and Fremantle five of their nine cliff-hanger contests.

The results of those games are:

Round 1, 1995, MCG: Richmond won by five points – 12.18 (90) to 12.13 (85).

Round 4, 1997, Princes Park: Richmond won by five points – 10.12 (72) to 10.7 (67).

Round 13, 1999, Subiaco: Richmond won by one point – 19.13 (127) to 19.12 (126).

Round 4, 2000, Marvel Stadium: Fremantle won by one point – 12.16 (88) to 13.9 (87).

Round 10, 2009, Subiaco: Richmond won by three points – 17.13 (115) to 17.10 (112).

Round 5, 2013, Subiaco: Fremantle won by one point – 12.9 (81) to 12.8 (80).

Round 17, 2015, MCG: Fremantle won by four points – 12.10 (82) to 10.18 (78).

Round 8, 2017, MCG: Fremantle won by two points – 10.12 (72) to 10.10 (70).

Round 20, 2021, Optus Stadium: Fremantle won by four points – 7.13 (55) to 6.15 (51).