Richmond failed to break the hoodoo, with Geelong extending its winning streak over the Tigers to 13 in a rousing victory at Simonds Stadium.
Our Inside Football experts take a look at the individual performances of each player...
GEELONG – 11.14 (80)
Jed BEWS - 7
Solid as a rock on a number of the Tigers' dangerous small forwards. Calm under pressure. Having a terrific season.
30 touches, a game high 11 clearances and eight Inside 50’s. Didn’t need to hit the scoreboard to have a big impact.
Cameron GUTHRIE - 7
Found some form in a midfield role, and booted a class goal in the second term. Found it 25 times and used it well.
Zach GUTHRIE - 5
Didn’t find a lot of it but hardly put a foot wrong in small defenders role.
Lachie HENDERSON - 8
Intercepted well with eight marks and 19 disposals. Played the loose man in defence effectively. One of the Cats' best.
Played arguably his best game for the club. Ran hard from half back and pushed up to a wing to be an offensive weapon.
Tom LONERGAN - 7
Great tussle with Riewoldt. Found a mountain of the ball for a key defender and was pivotal in the last term.
Andrew MACKIE - 7
Drifted forward to kick his 100th career goal in the second term. Enjoying a consistent season. Played well.
Sam MENEGOLA - 6
Average ball use soured what would have been a great afternoon. Worked hard with ten tackles.
Daniel MENZEL - 5
Chipped in with two important goals from limited opportunities. Looked sore late.
Steven MOTLOP - 7
Showed glimpses of his class. Broke the lines with blistering speed and made a significant impact with superb disposal.
Jordan MURDOCH - 4
Relatively quiet afternoon after hurting his right knee in the first term. Just the six kicks.
Brandan PARFITT - 3
Laid a superb tackle in the third but on the whole struggled to have an impact. Will be better for the experience.
James PARSONS - 3
Chipped in spasmodically but had little influence forward of centre.
Scott SELWOOD - 7
Provided the midfield grunt with a game high 13 tackles. Worked his backside off.
Sam SIMPSON - 3
Danced in and out of traffic a couple times and snagged a smart goal but not much else. Shows promise but still learning the caper.
Zac SMITH - 6
Battled well against Nankervis and Soldo. 13 disposals and 33 hit outs. Has found some solid form late in the season.
Rhys STANLEY - 5
Provided a contest in the forward half and gave Smith a chop out. Injured late. Serviceable.
Tom STEWART - 6
His last quarter dash was a highlight. Held his own against Martin when the dynamo was forward.
Harry TAYLOR - 9
The match winner. Torched the premier defender in the game and hit the scoreboard.
Jackson THURLOW - 7
Best game since returning from a serious knee injury. Started slowly but gained confidence as the game progressed.
Zach TUOHY - 7
Used the ball brilliantly from defence. Set up countless forward thrusts and defended well.
RICHMOND – 9.12 (66)
David ASTBURY - 5
Battled hard against Stanley but was one of three Tigers not to lay a tackle.
Nathan BROAD - 6
The mature age recruit was a solid contributor in defence. Read the ball well in the air and displayed some courage.
Dan BUTLER - 3
Kicked a long goal in the second term but other than that was hardly sighted. Tried hard with six tackles but needed more.
Josh CADDY - 1
Kicked the first goal, but injured hamstring early and didn’t return.
Jason CASTAGNA - 2
Putrid afternoon. Part of a supposed dangerous forward line that failed to fire a shot. Six tackles saved a lashing.
Trent COTCHIN - 5
Not a big afternoon for the skipper. Found it 20 times but just couldn’t get going. Had little impact except for a nice third term snap.
Shane EDWARDS - 5
Flashed in out of the game. Just the eight kicks from his 17 touches. Only 275 metres gained.
Brandon ELLIS - 7
Was a big reason the Tigers got going in the third term. Controlled half back and was one of their best.
Corey ELLIS - 2
Didn’t realise he was playing until he touched the pill late in the 2nd term. No influence at all.
Shaun GRIGG - 5
Only 12 effective disposals from his 19 disposals. Still had six inside 50’s and five tackles which was a pass. Serviceable.
Dylan GRIMES - 6
Not big numbers but held his own against the dangerous Menzel. Always shows a heap of ticker.
Bachar HOULI - 6
Afternoon soured by two missed goal opportunities directly in front. Apart from that he provided good drive from half back.
Kane LAMBERT - 7
The big improver at Tigerland. Found the ball 28 times and had team high six clearances.
Dustin MARTIN - 6
Spent plenty of time forward and booted two goals. Not one of his best days, but even his average days are better than most.
Kamdyn MCINTOSH - 4
Had it 13 times but didn’t provide any of his usual run and carry.
Toby NANKERVIS - 5
Battled ok in the ruck, on a day where the big men didn’t have a huge impact on the game.
Dion PRESTIA - 7
Found plenty of the ball – especially early – but his disposals weren’t punishing. Worked hard with a team high nine tackles.
Alex RANCE - 3
It rarely happens, but he lowered his colours and Taylor got hold of him. Lifted somewhat in the third term but it wasn’t his day.
Jack RIEWOLDT - 6
His one goal didn’t reflect his work rate. Marked well and was Richmond’s only real forward threat.
Daniel RIOLI - 4
Third quarter goal was a highlight, but like his partners in crime, he rarely fired a shot.
Ivan SOLDO - 4
Demonstrates a competitive streak. Still very raw but a bit to work with moving forward.
Nick VLASTUIN - 8
The Tigers' best. Battled his backside off in the back half and was his team’s only four quarter performer. Terrific game.