Richmond Tigers

Richmond TigersThe Richmond Tigers of the AFL were established in 1885 and joined the then-VFL in 1908. After a very strong run of sucess that saw them collect ten premierships by 1980, the Tigers went through a lean period of just six finals appearances in 36 seasons before breaking through with premiership success in 2017.

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Richmond put together a stunning turnaround in 2017, rebounding from 13th on the ladder to finish 3rd. The Tigers put on a September clinic too, dismantling Geelong, Greater Western Sydney and Adelaide to claim their 11th premiership and first since 1980.

The Tigers played it safe at the trade table and draft after their premiership victory and, while they’re expected to feature in the top four again, have not been an overwhelming favourite to go back-to-back.

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Senior coach: Damien Hardwick
Captain: Trent Cotchin
2017 finish: 3rd (1st after finals)
2017 best and fairest: Dustin Martin
2017 leading goalkicker: Jack Riewoldt (54)
Premierships: 1920, 1921, 1932, 1934, 1943, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1980, 2017

2018 Team List
Nick Vlastuin, Dylan Grimes, Dion Prestia, Dustin Martin, Brandon Ellis, Shaun Grigg, Dan Butler, Jack Riewoldt, Trent Cotchin, Shane Edwards, Jason Castagna, David Astbury, Bachar Houli, Jayden Short, Shaun Hampson, Daniel Rioli, Alex Rance, Jacob Townsend, Josh Caddy, Kane Lambert, Ben Griffiths, Toby Nankervis, Anthony Miles, Sam Lloyd, Jack Higgins, Shai Bolton, Reece Conca, Oleg Markov, Corey Ellis, Kamdyn McIntosh, Jack Graham, Nathan Broad, Callum Moore, Connor Menadue, Noah Balta, Nathan Drummond, Callum Coleman-Jones, Mabior Chol, Ryan Garthwaite, Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, Tyson Stengle, Patrick Naish, Ben Miller, Ivan Soldo, Liam Baker

AFL Grand Final Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers 2017

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Last updated: 1 February, 2018

Richmond Tigers Articles

How can the Richmond Tigers avoid the fate of the Western Bulldogs?

How can the Richmond Tigers avoid the fate of the Western Bulldogs?

by , 21 Feb 2018

Fresh from a victory in the last game of the year, the Tiger Army is as rampant and rapturous as it has been in a generation. But will the bubble burst as fast as it was inflated?

Only one opposition team can dream of copying Richmond

Only one opposition team can dream of copying Richmond

by , 20 Feb 2018

If you want to win a game of AFL football, is it better to grind your opponent down by getting the little things of defensive pressure right every time, or blow them away with big, bold strokes of unbeatable superstar play?

Could Sam Lloyd be the key to Richmond’s premiership defence?

Could Sam Lloyd be the key to Richmond’s premiership defence?

by , 18 Feb 2018

As the JLT Community Series approaches, speculation continues to mount about how Richmond will look to defend its premiership crown.

AFL top 100: What to watch for in 2018

AFL top 100: What to watch for in 2018

by , 11 Feb 2018

It is fascinating to think that every game of AFL football every week is adding to the rich history of a league that will have been around for 122 seasons when the first game for 2018 gets underway in 39 days.

Your club’s best AFLX: Part 3

Your club’s best AFLX: Part 3

by , 10 Feb 2018

In this third and final part I will be going through the AFLX line-ups from the clubs playing on the second night of games at Allianz Stadium on February 17.

Who finishes higher in 2018? Richmond, Adelaide, Port Adelaide

Who finishes higher in 2018? Richmond, Adelaide, Port Adelaide

by , 9 Feb 2018

We love to banter and argue in pre-season, but when all is said and done, the question of “who’s going to be better?” is at the heart of every debate.

Pride and petulance: Chris Scott’s critique of the 2017 Richmond flag

Pride and petulance: Chris Scott’s critique of the 2017 Richmond flag

by , 7 Feb 2018 Popular article!

Some of the more attentive footy supporters may be aware of a strange little conversation that occurred on the Monday night following Richmond’s awesome display of tactical dominance over Adelaide at the MCG on grand final day, 2017.

Already making your AFL 2018 predictions? Don’t be daft

Already making your AFL 2018 predictions? Don’t be daft

by , 10 Jan 2018 Popular article!

Welcome to the post-truth Australian Football League, where the rules of the previous decade have been tossed asunder and anyone can win the last game of the season.

Football is a game of opportunities. How did your team use theirs in 2017?

Football is a game of opportunities. How did your team use theirs in 2017?

by , 5 Jan 2018

Sometimes you become acutely aware that something you are doing is objectively odd.

I was there when: 2017 in sport

I was there when: 2017 in sport

by , 31 Dec 2017

And so this is Christmas/ And what have you done?/ Another year over/ And a new one just begun.


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