City secures Tigers, Pies for pre-season match
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PRE-SEASON OPENER: Richmond’s Alex Rance will be champing at the bit to return to football after an ACL injury he sustained in round one sidelined him for the whole of the Tigers’ 2019 premiership season. He is pictured here with Bright local and Collingwood player Ben Reid when they played in Wangaratta in 2014. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

REIGNING AFL premiers Richmond will play its first preseason match of 2020 at Wangaratta against arch rival Collingwood when it begins its run to a title defence in the Marsh Community Series on Sunday, March 1.

It will be the fourth time the Tigers will play a pre-season match at Wangaratta’s Norm Minns Oval, having played Essendon twice in 2013 and 2018 and Collingwood in 2014.

Three events over three weeks in February and March are expected to attract more than 20,000 people to the city, boosting the local economy by upwards of $2 million.

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