Melbourne and Richmond’s on-field leaders have been fined heavily for their heated melee during the Anzac Day eve match.
Mid-way through the third quarter, a tackle from Trent Cotchin on fellow captain Jack Viney sparked the brawl, with players from the Richmond bench joining in, including vice captain Jack Riewoldt, who was handed a $2500 fine for his efforts.
Demon co-captains Viney and Nathan Jones were both fined $2500 for their involvement.
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Cotchin was also fined $1500.