Saturday Apr 19 14:20 AEST
Paul Chapman. (AAP)
The return of Paul Chapman and Dustin Fletcher is good news for Essendon, but having Paddy Ryder back is causing more excitement.

Richmond players congratulate Shane Edwards after he kicked a goal. (Getty)
Jonathan Brown had a night out on his 250th game, but it was Richmond who celebrated at the Gabba.

Lou Richards. (Getty)
Collingwood's president has a flair for big statements and Lou Richards saw him let rip.

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