Just like the NRL season, AFL’s biggest day produced one of the great grand final performances from the Western Bulldogs, who won their first premiership in 62 years. The stirring scenes following the Dogs’ 22-point victory will go down in the annals of AFL folklore.
Grand Final result: WESTERN BULLDOGS (89) def SYDNEY (67)
One of the more interesting subplots to take place on the AFL’s grandest of stages is the man to kick first goal of the grand final. Many people’s first choice in the market is for the brilliant Buddy Franklin to salute on game day but there are a host of other outside chances who are more than capable of booting the game’s first six-pointer.
The Norm Smith Medal winner is one of the most interesting subplots on AFL grand final day, with the best on ground to receive the honour. An honour that has seen the likes of Cyril Rioli, Jimmy Bartel, Luke Hodge, Chris Judd and Steve Johnson all take home the prestigious medallion.
|SYDNEY||TEAM 1||TEAM 1||TEAM 1||WINNER|
|TEAM 3||TEAM 2|
|GEELONG||TEAM 5||TEAM 3||TEAM 2|
|TEAM 7||TEAM 4|
|WEST COAST||TEAM 8|