'Very un-Richmondy': Story behind Jack's Killers cameo

Richmond Grand Final hero Jack Riewoldt has revealed the brilliant story behind his on-stage cameo with US rock superstars The Killers.

'Very un-Richmondy': Story behind Jack's Killers cameo

'Very un-Richmondy': Story behind Jack's Killers cameo

The star forward, who kicked two goals in the big game, told AFL 360 how the stunning moment played out.

"It's very un-Richmondy what I did," Riewoldt said.

"I went to the media girls during the week and said 'look I know the Killers are playing and I love the Killers,' on the off chance we do win can I get on stage?'

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Riewoldt's incredible moment on stage. Pic: Getty

"And it sort of came to fruition through the AFL... (they) made it happen, and yeah got up on stage and sung Mr Brightside."

The 28-year-old revealed the plan was confirmed half an hour after full-time, but hit a snag when he was called to the stage during the player's meeting.



He told AFL 360 there was nothing in the world that would have pulled him away from the meeting at that stage, however he eventually managed to get on stage later on in the night.

"I'm forever grateful... I tell you what, being a rockstar's pretty cool!" Riewoldt said.

The star forward later revealed the clip of him on stage had 2.7 million views on the club website.

Riewoldt has hit the headlines on multiple occasions since his side's premiership victory.

Months before the famous moment played out on television screens across Australia, he predicted his brilliant on-stage meeting with a little Auskick legend.

In a video message obtained by 3AW Radio, the Richmond forward said back in August that he hoped young Mac would get to hang a premiership medal around his neck.

Riewoldt sent the message to little Mac to wish him happy birthday, thank him for his support, and congratulate him on some great form for local club Wangaratta.

"Just wanted to send you a big thanks for everything buddy, go the Tigers!" Riewoldt said in the message.

"Heard a little whisper, you've been kicking plenty of snags up there in Wangaratta mate so keep hard at work and you too could be playing down at the Tigers."

What went somewhat unnoticed at the time though was Riewoldt's wishful request for little Mac to hang a premiership medal around his neck on Grand Final day.

"Pretty luck to be presenting those Grand Final medals mate, fingers crossed you can pop that little sucker around my neck," the now-premiership winner said.

Riewoldt predicted his meeting with Mac in August. Pic: 3AW/Seven

What a stunning prediction!

Meanwhile, little Mac himself has revealed the epic story behind his beautiful Grand Final moment with one of his favourite players.

Speaking on 3AW radio, the Auskick legend revealed he was told to say congratulations by officials, but that he decided to add a little extra spice to the message.

Listen to his interview in the video below.


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