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Footy fans are hoping St Kilda and Geelong will rekindle their rivalry of the late 2000s as they meet with eyes on the top four.

Earlier Richmond extended their winning streak to three with a victory over Hawthorn at the MCG.

Later, Sydney face Essendon and Adelaide host Brisbane.

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Tigers beat Hawks to continue charge up the ladder

Richmond have survived a late scare to beat Hawthorn by 23 points in their AFL clash at the MCG.

A four-goal run from the Hawks reduced the deficit to 10 points with less than three minutes left, but Richmond steadied and won 17.15 (117) to 14.10 (94).

Tom Lynch takes a big contested mark in Richmond’s win over Hawthorn.(Getty Images: Daniel Pockett)

As the Hawks pressed, Jason Castagna smothered a Denver Grainger-Barras kick out of defence and then goaled to kill off the challenge.

Tigers star Shai Bolton then followed up with an outstanding running goal.

The Hawks could have put Richmond under even more pressure late in the game, but James Worpel sprayed his shot at goal.

Bolton’s second term was critical for the Tigers and he finished with two goals, while co-captain Toby Nankervis dominated the ruck and Dion Prestia made a successful return from injury.

Hawthorn troubled Richmond early and led by seven points at the first break, but suffered a major blow on the quarter-time siren when Jack Gunston was hurt in a marking contest.

Gunston tried to return early in the second term, but only lasted a couple of minutes before he limped off and was subbed out of the match.

Despite losing one of their most experienced players, the Hawks kicked the first three goals of the second quarter to lead by 25 points.

Then the Tigers scored two goals against the run of play, first a soccer-style strike from Jack Graham and then a stunning snap from captain Toby Nankervis.

Suddenly, Hawthorn’s momentum was gone and with Bolton roaring into top gear, the Tigers took control.

Richmond kicked six goals to four and had a six-point lead at the main break, extending that to 19 points at the last change.

Dustin Martin snapped a freak goal in the third, while at the other end Hawthorn’s Sam Butler was denied a goal on debut by fellow first-gamer Bigoa Nyuon.

The Richmond backman created enough doubt with his desperate lunge on the goal line for the score to be confirmed a touched behind on video review.

Tom Lynch kicked four goals for Richmond, but defender James Sicily was solid on him and was the Hawks’ best player.

The Tigers lost Noah Balta in the third quarter with a hamstring injury.

North thumped again as Port continue winning ways

In-form Port Adelaide have inflicted more pain on an under-fire North Melbourne with a 69-point AFL win in Hobart.

Despite missing skipper Tom Jonas in defence due to health and safety protocols, the Power pocketed their fourth straight victory on the back of a six-goal-to-one first quarter.

Mitch Georgiades and Karl Amon high-five Port Adelaide were rarely threatened by the Roos.(Getty Images: Dylan Burns)

Tall forwards Mitch Georgiades (three goals), Todd Marshall (three) and Jeremy Finlayson (two) did the damage in the 17.13 (115) to 6.10 (46) result on Saturday afternoon.

Port Adelaide midfielder Ollie Wines was outstanding, picking up a game-high 32 touches, two goals, nine clearances and two goals assists.

The Kangaroos have slumped to their seventh loss in a row after a week in which they made headlines for the wrong reasons.

It was revealed coach David Noble issued an apology to his players for delivering a stern post-match address after their heavy 108-point loss to Brisbane in round three.

North Melbourne copped a big blow pre-game, with midfield gun Jy Simpkin ruled out late with a hamstring problem.

It didn’t get much better early on, as Port Adelaide dominated contested possession to race to a 41-6 lead at quarter-time.

North Melbourne won the second quarter 16-15 and could have been in a better position on the scoreboard if not for simple misses by Jaidyn Stephenson and Tarryn Thomas in front of goal.

Cameron Zurhaar (three goals) was a bright spark for the Kangaroos, with three majors for the match, including a brace in a tightly fought third quarter in which both sides kicked two goals.

Port Adelaide, who are on the rise after a horror 0-5 start to the season, pulled away with a run of five goals early in the final term.

They play Geelong on the road next round, while North Melbourne face a massive challenge against undefeated reigning premiers Melbourne.

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Posted 4h ago4 hours agoSat 14 May 2022 at 3:13am, updated 11m ago11 minutes agoSat 14 May 2022 at 7:23am

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