Magpies, Tigers play out thrilling draw as AFL season resumes

Collingwood and Richmond have played out a thrilling, low-scoring draw in the first game back after the coronavirus shutdown.

The Magpies flew out of the blocks with four goals to nil in the first term but could only manage one goal after that, with the Tigers clawing their way back into the contest gradually.

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The final score was 5.6 (36) apiece - just the second draw between the two rivals, with the first 103 years ago.

Remarkably, neither side managed to kick a goal in the final term.

Scott Pendlebury was prolific with a game-high 31 disposals, while Steele Sidebottom was also industrious with 27 including a goal.

For the Tigers, Bachar Houli and Trent Cotchin led the way while superstar Dustin Martin lifted after an unusually sloppy start.

Collingwood dominated the disposal count (335 to 280) but the Tigers had 43 inside 50s to 32, with not much between most other key team stats.

Pre-match, both clubs and umpires united to support Black Lives Matter by kneeling in the centre square.