PM backs Tigers in AFL Grand Final
WITH Melbourne’s streets packed with Crows and Tigers supporters yesterday on the eve of the AFL Grand Final, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull showed his colours in heading to Richmond.
After visiting the Tigers training base, the Punt Rd Oval, the PM took a stroll to the Rowena Corner Store, where Richmond hero Dustin Martin has been immortalised in a mural.
Tens of thousands of fans gathered in Melbourne’s CBD for the annual Grand Final Parade, before Richmond captain Trent Cochin and Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker raised the premiership cup.
With Richmond supporters desperate to secure a seat at the club’s first grand final since 1982, there are rumours some scalper tickets are selling for $4000.
Mr Turnbull tipped the Tigers to win by five points and said fans would notice an increased security presence at the ground.
IN ON THE ACT: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rubs shoulders with store owner Con Coustas and young Fred yesterday during a visit to the Rowena Corner Store in Richmond.