1987 VFL Grand Final

1987 VFL Grand Final

The 1987 VFL Grand Final took place on September 26, 1987 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between VFL clubs Carlton and Hawthorn.

It was Hawthorn's fifth successive Grand Final and they had beaten Carlton in the previous season's decider. This time Carlton finished on the winning side, with a 33 point victory to give them their 15th premiership and first since 1982. Hawthorn were without Jason Dunstall who had kicked 94 goals for the year so they played Paul Dear at full-forward


Aussie rules team | title = Carlton
backpocket1 = Tom Alvin
fullback = Stephen Silvagni
backpocket2 = David Glascott
halfbackflank1 = Ian Aitkin
centrehalfback = David Rhys-Jones
halfbackflank2 = Peter Dean
wing1 = Michael Kennedy
centre = Craig Bradley
wing2 = Shane Robertson
halfforwardflank1 = Richard Dennis
centrehalfforward = Stephen Kernahan (c)
halfforwardflank2 = Ken Hunter
forwardpocket1 = Paul Meldrum
fullforward = Jon Dorotich
forwardpocket2 = Mark Naley
ruck = Justin Madden
ruckrover = Wayne Johnston
rover = Fraser Murphy
interchange1 = Adrian Gleeson
interchange2 = Warren McKenzie
interchange3 =
interchange4 =
interchange5 =
interchange6 =
coach = Robert Walls

Aussie rules team | title = Hawthorn
backpocket1 = Gary Ayres
fullback = Chris Mew
backpocket2 = Andrew Collins
halfbackflank1 = Ray Jencke
centrehalfback = Chris Langford
halfbackflank2 = John Kennedy
wing1 = Russell Greene
centre = Michael Tuck (c)
wing2 = Robert DiPierdomenico
halfforwardflank1 = Peter Curran
centrehalfforward = Dermott Brereton
halfforwardflank2 = Russell Morris
forwardpocket1 = Gary Buckenara
fullforward = Paul Dear
forwardpocket2 = Peter Russo
ruck = Greg Dear
ruckrover = Peter Schwab
rover = John Platten
interchange1 = Paul Abbott
interchange2 = Darrin Pritchard
interchange3 =
interchange4 =
interchange5 =
interchange6 =
coach = Allan Jeans



* Attendance - 92,754

Goal kickers

Norm Smith Medal

David Rhys-Jones won the Norm Smith Medal for his effort in defence against Dermott Brereton who went goalless.

External links

* [http://www.blueseum.org/tiki-index.php?page=Grand+Final%2C+1987 Blueseum page on the Grand Final]

ee also

* 1987 VFL season

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