After a bit of confusion around Leigh Matthews’ Norm Smith medal votes, Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt has given us the numbers we really want to receive: the off-field polling.
48 hours on from the Tigers’ third flag triumph in four years, Riewoldt fronted up for his regular appearance on AFL 360.
It comes as little surprise the man who took out his third Norm Smith medal was equal to the task off the field.
“Three votes won’t be too unsurprising,” Riewoldt said.
“D Martin had a decent crack.
“We had a bloody good day actually yesterday, it was good fun.
“I reckon (Tom) Lynchy probably two, he’s the mayor of the Gold Coast as he likes to remind us.
“And one I’m gonna give to Dion Prestia.”
The polling comes after Matthews accidentally awarded two votes to Richmond defender Nathan Broad instead of his teammate Jayden Short.
The 31-year-old indicated the team has poked a bit of fun at the West Aussie following his accidental polling.
“Well, I wouldn’t have given Nathan Broad two votes, I can tell you that,” Riewoldt quipped.
“He’s smiling like a Cheshire cat (to) Broady, going ‘I got two votes in the Norm Smith’, no-one’s had the heart to tell him Lethal (Matthews) didn’t even mean to vote for him.
“I would’ve given Dustin three, Shorty (Short) I thought was fantastic, I would’ve given him two.
“And I probably would’ve given Shane (Edwards) one, Shane was awesome and his inclusion back into the team over the last five weeks can’t be understated.
“What he provides, he’s such a great player and he provided such a spark over the finals series.”
One can only assume the Tigers’ celebrations will continue in full swing once they’re home, after premier Dan Andrews today announced the re-opening of pubs and restaurants from Wednesday.