St Kilda superstar Nick Riewoldt just broke the all time VFL/AFL record for marks taken in the game against Richmond at Etihad Stadium tonight.
When Roo took his sixth mark of the night, he went past Footscray and North Melbourne’ Gary Dempsey’s old record of 2906 marks.
Riewoldt averages nearly nine marks a game over his 331 matches, a truly staggering statistic.
Dempsey’s figure sits 400 marks ahead of the player in third, 90s Saints star Stewart “Buckets” Loewe.
Roo’s record is a testament to his long term brilliance as a player, and ensures Nick Riewoldt will go down as a legend of the game.
It’s only fitting that he should break the record in Maddie’s Match, the game set up to commemorate Nick’s sister Maddie and to raise money for Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision.
To make matters better for Riewoldt, his Saints are currently dismantling a previously high-flying Richmond outfit; they lead 14.8 (92) to 1.4 (10) at half time.