Zero Hanger takes a look the top five season-opening clashes of the last ten years!
5. Geelong (48) def. St Kilda (47) – MCG, 2011
“THE SUB!” This classic could certainly feature higher on the list, with 19 seconds to go in the last, enter Darren Milburn. The substitute came into the game in the second half of the Friday night clash. The low-scoring affair was tight throughout and struggled to produce the high-scores we expected. Milburn, the oldest player on the field, received a handball from Cameron Mooney in the goal square. Milburn broke the Saints fans hearts slamming through a major to claim a one-point victory at the MCG