Practice Match, 1978
Richmond vs Melbourne
Saturday, 25 March
Richmond win by 36 points
Goalkickers: Ray Biffin 3, Barry Norsworthy 3, Colin Graham 3, Peter Johnston 3, Don Whitford 2, Laurie Fowler 1, Henry Coles 1, Steven Smith 1, Mark Alves 1, Phil Seaton 1
A pre-season shootout that was light on defence saw the Tigers ultimately come out on top. Early in the second quarter the Demons held a five goal lead but struggled as the game worn on.
Best for Melbourne were Henry Coles, Garry Baker, Greg Wells and 17-year-old recruit Phil Seaton
"Tigers easily" - The Age 27/03/1978