AFL: ESSENDON V RICHMOND
SPORT, 6.30PM, SEVEN (MEL), 6.30PM, 7MATE (SYD), 7.30PM 7MATE (BRIS)
Don’t be discouraged if you’re not a welded-on Aussie Rules fan because this game is about much more than the code. It’s the traditional Dreamtime match at the MCG, designed to acknowledge the impact Aboriginal culture has had on the sport. As far as the actual contest is concerned, it’s hard to tip a winner because both teams have been full of promise in some games while looking anything but finals threats in others. Brian Taylor, the man with the largest scone in sports commentating (a fact proven when colleagues ran a tape measure around his head a couple of years ago), leads the call.