In the first of three meaningless games with no finals implications, St Kilda edged Carlton in the battle of two teams that fell just short of the top eight.
In a game that was marred by a bunch of big scuffles, Carlton weren’t able to send off coach Brett Ratten with a win in his last game as leader of the club.
Jarrad Waite put an injury riddled season behind him with five goals in a losing effort while Terry Milera kicked three for the Saints.
St Kilda finished with a 12-10 record and a percentage of 123.33; a finish that would have seen them make the finals in each of the past five years.
Richmond and Port provided fans the first draw of the season in the final round of the home and away season in what was a pretty miserable season for both clubs.
At least it was a good game; action went from end to end and both clubs kicked 16 goals in the 106-106 finish.
Jack Riewoldt took out the Coleman Medal, sneaking past Matthew Pavlich and Tom Hawkins, with six goals.
Playing at the MCG, Port kicked a goal through Aaron Young with just over a minute remaining to cut the lead to a single point. Port captain Dominic Cassisi added the tying behind with 21 seconds left in the game.
The other big news coming out of the game was Richmond skipper Chris Newman announcing his last game as captain of the club.
Schulz booted four for Port while the Ebert cousins combined for five.
In predictable fashion, the Western Bulldogs complete the perfect tanking season by losing to Brisbane 128-61- their 17thloss of 2012.
Brisbane didn’t have a great year by any means, but their finish to the year has at least been commendable over the past few weeks and took their record up to 10-12.
If the combined 1.7 first quarter from both sides didn’t turn you off, you would’ve been treated to another 18 Brisbane majors across the final three quarters. Jonathon Brown kicked five of them while Daniel Rich added four.