Saturday August 3
Crowd: Approximately 30,000
The "Patriotic Premiership" was played as a fundraiser for the war effort. 3000p was raised.
Matches were played over two ten minute halves with no time added on. Melbourne lost heavily in the first round.
Melbourne 0.1 (Half time - 1.2 to 0.1)
The big men dominated, but Richmond were a far more accomplished side on the day and stormed to a big victory in the second half.
Best were Lock, McLean and Emselle.
B: Emselle, Lock, Neenan
HB: McLean, G. Jones, Hingston
C: Anderson, La Fontaine, Wartman
HF: Gibb, Baggott, L. Jones
F: Maher, Smith, Dowsing
Foll: Mueller, Fischer, Beames