Bulldogs players reacts after winning the AFL Grand Final between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at the MCG in Melbourne, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
Bulldogs players reacts after winning the AFL Grand Final between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at the MCG in Melbourne, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) Julian Smith AAP

Historic scene at MCG as Bulldogs win AFL premiership

UPDATE: A selfless gesture from premiership-winning coach Luke Beveridge has brought more tears to the eyes of injured Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy.

At the end of his acceptance speech, Beveridge invited Murphy onto the stage before handing him his premiership medal.

Described as the spiritual leader of the club, the 32-year-old has been sidelined for much of the season with a knee injury.

Murphy has played 295 AFL Premiership games for the club, which is now celebrating its first grand final win since 1954.

AUSSIE RULES: There was scenes of pure jubilation at the Melbourne Cricket Ground moments ago as the Western Bulldogs claimed the club's first premiership since 1954.

The celebrations started when Liam Picken kicked a goal with less than three minutes left on the clock.

The final score was Bulldogs 13.11 (89) to Sydney 10.7 (67).

Jason Johannisen was awarded the Norm Smith Medal for his man-of-the-match performance.



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