Farewell for Hawks, Tigers greats ends in thrilling draw

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The farewell crippled for legendary Hawthorn manager Alastair Clarkson and two-club icon Shaun Burgoyne has ended successful a heart-stopping draw, aft Richmond spearhead Jack Riewoldt kicked a extremity to level the scores successful the dying seconds.

The Hawks appeared to beryllium cruising to triumph successful Clarkson's 390th and last game, successful which 407-match champion Burgoyne and three-time premiership Tiger David Astbury besides bade farewell.

But Richmond fought backmost from 31 points down successful the last word to contradict Clarkson and Burgoyne a fairytale ending, as the Hawks and Tigers finished astatine 12.11 (83) apiece astatine the MCG.

Richmond ran successful six final-term goals to Hawthorn's 3 and forced the gully disconnected a stray Riewoldt boot, the seasoned Tiger soccering the footy done for a six-pointer with conscionable 8 seconds near connected the clock.

Burgoyne performed a hopeless dive successful the extremity quadrate arsenic helium tried to get a fingertip to the ball, but the ARC deemed it a goal.

Hawthorn manager Alastair Clarkson and two-club icon Shaun Burgoyne farewell the footy world. (Getty)

A touching farewell ceremonial began arsenic Astbury and chap Richmond retiree Bachar Houli, who was sidelined with injury, were chaired done a defender of honour.

That was followed by Clarkson and Burgoyne walking done the defender of honour together, arsenic claps rung passim the MCG.

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