1982 Chronology

Sunday, March 2nd 1982
vs Carlton @ Swan Hill
11,167 / $22,467 gate takings

R: 27.10.172
C: 23.23.161

GEOFF RAINES captained Richmond.
BRIAN TAYLOR kicked 7 goals
PAUL SARAH kicked 6 goals
FRANCIS BOURKE's first unofficial match as Richmond coach.
ROSS DITCHBURN kicked 6 goals for Carlton
'played in searing heat , over the old century mark' (37c +)

DAVID CLOKE drinks an entire can of Coca Cola before running out onto the ground.
He is recorded as taking approximately 15 marks in the game.

Teams: (only known listed)
R: Raines, Taylor, Sarah, Egan, Cloke, Wood

C: Ditchburn

March 9th 1982
Practice Game
Richmond vs Footscray

Footscray win by 6 points.
ROYCE HART coaches Footscray.
This match was played before the Fitz vs Geelong Escort Cup night match.

Saturday, March 13th 1982
Practice Game
vs Port Adelaide @ Adelaide

Richmond win by 32 points.
MARK LEE breaks his wrist.

Team: (only known listed)

ROUND 2 SENIORS- vs Fitzroy*
Saturday March 20th 1982 @ Waverley Park. - 38,685

R: 5.1 /10.2/13.6/20.10.130
F: 4.3/5.6/9.10/13.11.89

Malthouse, Strachan, Dunne, Smith, Jess, Landy, Raines, Rioli, Wood, Bartlett, CLoke, Welsh, Taylor, Mugavin, Weightman, Martello, Keane, Rowlings, Egan, Wiley.

Taylor 8.2 , Mugavin 3.0, Wiley 3.0 , Bartlett 3.3 , Cloke 1.2 , Smith 1.1, Rowlings 1.0


  • This match was part of Round 2, but bought forward to precede the Round 1 matches. Alot of websites will recognise the debut of Rioli, Egan, Mugavin as Round 1 vs Nth - when infact it was this Round 2 clash vs Fitzroy.

It is up to that time, the earliest start to a season.
President Keith Weigard presents Ian Wilson with a stay sharp knife.
The first time Richmond play under the new electronic scoreboard which was unveiled at Waverley.
Richmond meet Fitzroy in a Round 1 match for the first time since 1970 - when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth attended.
Barry Rowlings is credited with 21 kicks.
The temperature is close to the 37c mark; also on this day is other club practice matches.
Kevin Bartlett plays the match with an old pair of contact lenses, after his new pair was lost during training the preceding Wednesday. Although he sees everything as a blur, he manages to kick 3 goals.
David Cloke's first official game as Richmond captain.

Maurice Riole, Philip Egan, Noel Mugavin, Francis Bourke (coach)

Noel Mugavin reported by R. Sawers and goal umpire B Dunne for allegedly striking L Harris with the inside of his left arm to the head in the last quarter. He is later cleared.

(ROUND 2 RESERVES vs Fitzroy
@ Waverley Park

R: 16.4.100
F: 25.18.168

Goals: Sarah 7, Winton 2, Scarce 2, King 2, Poole 1, Mattingly 1, Bain 1.

Sarah, Winton, Scarce, King, Poole, Mattingly, Bain, Nugent, Baker, Pearson.)

@ Waverley Park

R: 11.19.85
F: 19.23.137 )

Saturday 27th March vs Nth Melbourne
@ MCG 38,864

R: 4.1 / 7.5 / 10.9 /18.14.122
N: 4.5 / 9.9 / 13.12 / 15.14.104

Bartlett 4, Rioli 3, Taylor 2, Weightman 2, Riley 1 , Smith 1 , Rowlings 1, Raines 1, Cloke 1, Wood 1, Jess 1.

Bartlett, Cloke, Dunne, Egan, Jess, Keane, Landy, Malthouse, Martello, Mugavin, Raines, Rioli, Rowlings, Smith, Strachan, Taylor, Weightman, Welsh, Wiley, Wood.

Played after the Round 2 clash * refer to Premiership Season Rd 2 entry.
At quarter time, the free kick count is 17 in total, and is shown on the scoreboard. The crowd's reaction to the high amount causes the umpires to glance up at the scoreboard.
Richmond stage a last quarter revival to win.
Raines recorded as having 22 kicks, 7 marks, 5 handpasses.
Jim and Phil Krakouer debuted.
Although Richmond don't play their next match til Monday April 12 - 16 days away, they will train on the subsequent Saturdays as well as attend the Carlton - Essendon Round 2 clash.

vs Nth Melbourne

R: 12.13.85
N: 24.17.161

Sarah 4, Pirrie 3.

Team: (only known listed)
Sarah, Pirrie, Wall, Poole, Conlan , McEvoy, Walder.

Richmond got within 13 points in the second quarter.
Kerry Good (NM) kicked 7 goals. )

vs Carlton

C: 17.18.120
R: 16.11.107 )

R: 1.1.7
K: 1.1.7

Edwards 1

Best: Smith, King, Tippet, Morrison, Stole. )

Monday 12th @ MCG

R: 4.7 / 12.14 / 15.18 / 25.22.172
E: 6.3 / 12.9 / 14.13 / 16.14.110

Wiley 7, Bartlett 4, Taylor 3, Weightman 2, Roach 2, Rioli 2, Wood 2, Egan 1, Landy 1, Cloke 1.

Bartlett, Cloke, Dunne, Egan, Jess, Keane, Landy, Malthouse, Raines, Rioli, Roach, Rowlings, Smith, Strachan, Sutton, Taylor, Weightman, Welsh, Wiley, Wood.

Played on Easter Monday.
Richmond's first game in 16 days.
A Martello (thigh) replaced by D. Sutton in the selected side.
Richmond in second place on the ladder after this match.

Tues 18
Kevin Bartlett is cleared of striking Bruce Nankervis. It is the only time Bartlett is reported in his 403 Senior games.

Sat 12
Brian Taylor kicks 10 goals 3 vs Fitzroy
The last round of the World Boxing Title between Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney is broadcast on the new scoreboard at MCG (?) as the player's do their warmup.
Jim Jess is sent to hospital after a head on clash with Garry Wilson.

Sunday 22
Richmond 19.13.127 def Sydney 16.14.110 at SCG.
Richmond were down by 48pts at quarter time.
Jim Jess is reported in the first 35 seconds of the game

25 September 1982
Grand Final
Carlton 14.19.103 def Richmond 12.13.85

Pre Game:
Rolf Harris singing Waltzing Matilda.
'Young Steven' , a Richmond supporter in a wheelchair is wheeled down the player's race where he will watch the game from.
Carlton's banner breaks up and Richmond cheer squad run over to assist in fixing it.
The coin toss is held on the wing, as the players begin to line up for the National Anthem. Richmond win the toss.