Melbourne win by 6 points
The Tigers had moved into the MCG as co-tenants during the off-season, but despite playing at their own ground as the away team for the first time the Demons ruined Richmond's housewarming party with a narrow victory in rainy conditions.
A five goal to nil second quarter gave the Demons a comfortable lead before they had their own goalless quarter in the third. With the wind favouring them Melbourne kicked the only goal of the final term to hold on to victory.
Melbourne 8.8.56 d. Richmond 6.15.51
Goals - Wood 3, Andrew 2, Sheppard 1, Vearing 1, Collins 1
Richmond 11.11.77 d. Melbourne 9.10.64