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Blues game is line in the sand: Wallace

24/06/2008 03:04:57 PM Comments (0)

Richmond coach Terry Wallace has underlined the importance of Saturday's AFL blockbuster against Carlton, calling it a "line in the sand" clash.

The Tigers are using the game to celebrate their club centenary and will hold a gala function the night before.

They are also starting to generate some momentum with successive wins over Melbourne and Port Adelaide.

Carlton had been in strong mid-season form, but gave up their spot in the top eight with Sunday's loss to Essendon.

The two clubs will have their round-14 break after Saturday and Wallace said the Tigers are determined to take a three-game winning streak into the spell.

"It's been a great buildup with the results of the last couple of weeks," Wallace said.

"We were under a lot of pressure a couple of weeks ago.

"Obviously it's a line in the sand with a week off.

"It would be great for our club to get to the break with three (wins) in a row."

Captain Kane Johnson, Daniel Jackson, Will Thursfield and Jake King could all be available for selection as they recover from their injuries.

Richmond have christened Saturday's game "100G At The G", but realistically their best result would be a crowd of around 90,000.

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