Tigers get to wear traditional guernsey ... on the Record


Richmond supporters will get to see their beloved Tigers in their traditional guernsey on Saturday - but only on the cover of the AFL Record.

The Record has skipper Trent Cotchin, Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin and Alex Rance emblazoned in the predominantly black guernsey with the yellow sash.

Three Crows - skipper Taylor Walker, Rory Sloane and Eddie Betts - share the cover, each in the Crows' traditional guernsey of red, navy and yellow horizontal stripes, which they will wear on Saturday.

The image on the cover suggests that the clash would not have been too great.

However, the Tigers will have to don their predominantly canary-yellow clash strip for the match, as they did when the teams met in round six at the Adelaide Oval.

The decision comes much to the chagrin of supporters and legendary premiership star Kevin Bartlett.

Bartlett made his feelings clear on Twitter after the AFL made the announcement on Saturday night.

"Richmond should and must tell the AFL to get stuffed and it will not wear its clash jumper against Adelaide. The club must not roll over," Bartlett tweeted.

It's understood the Crows would have challenged the AFL's decision had they finished second and been forced to don their clash strip.

The AFL has said the decision to let the Crows wear their guernsey had been made because Adelaide finished on top of the ladder, using the 2010 (Collingwood-St Kilda) and 2013 (Hawthorn-Fremantle) grand finals for precedence.

"The AFL legislates that the home team has this right during the home and away season, and it was the view here that with a clash, the AFL had previously made this decision for the higher-ranked team to have its choice," AFL football operations manager Andrew Dillon said.

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