Opinion Richmond Tigers 2019 List Power Rankings

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I did this a few seasons ago (2014) and thought it might be a bit of fun to do something similar this season.

The idea is pretty simple with the player ranked number one being the player who I feel is most important to the team and likely to be one of the first players picked while the player who is at number 45 is the player who I feel is least important to the team and unlikely to be selected in the Richmond AFL team. After each completed match I aim to update these rankings to reflect any changes. The number inside brackets represents the change from the previous ranking for that player, with a positive number meaning a move up the rankings and a negative number meaning a move down the rankings. There's not really a lot of science to the whole process, it's just my opinion on where each playing is sitting in the Richmond hierarchy. It's also based purely on this season so does not take into account age or contract differences between players.

The whole purpose of this list is to just generate a bit of discussion between supporters so feel free to critique anything on my list or even better, try to come up with a ranking of your own.

Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change
1 0 Alex Rance 5 time All Australian, co-vice captain and the leader of the best backline in the competition; not much more you can say really. The real beauty about Rance is his ability to defend multiple players or positions at once by reading the play as it unfolds. 18 1 0
2 0 Dustin Martin One of the most damaging midfielders in the competition and an absolute brute when pushed forward. His importance to the team was only highlighted further by his off performance in the preliminary final. 4 2 0
3 0 Jack Riewoldt The heartbeat of the side. 2018 was probably Jack's greatest season to date. Coleman medal, Jack Dyer medal winner and another All-Australian nod for the leader of the forward line. The only reason Riewoldt isn't number 1 on this list is because of the arrival of a certain other key forward lowering Jack's importance to the side just a little. 8 3 0
4 0 Tom Lynch The biggest acquisition at Tigerland since Nathan Brown? It's possible. Richmond have been crying out for a second key forward and now have one of the best in the league in Lynch. Heir apparent to Riewoldt and will prove hugely valuable with his ability to work up and down the ground all day. Might take a while to fully click with his fellow forwards, but it'll be worth the wait. Make no mistake, Lynch is a star. 19 4 0
5 0 Trent Cotchin On pure performance Trent Cotchin would probably be lower down on this list, but his leadership and ability to step up his performance in big games bumps him up in importance. Arguably the best captain in the league. 9 5 0
6 0 Kane Lambert Criminally underrated by both Richmond and opposition supporters alike. Runs all day, links up in possession chains and has an uncanny knack for kicking a goal or two. Just look at his last two Jack Dyer medal results (3rd and 2nd respectively) to see how highly he is rated by the club. 23 6 0
7 0 Toby Nankervis Was a revelation when he arrived to the club from Sydney in 2017. Quickly overtook Maric as the number 1 ruck option and hasn't looked back. An absolute work horse who can push forward when required, the only question is who will be his backup ruck now that new ruck rules are in place for 2019. 25 7 0
8 0 David Astbury The Robin to Rance's Batman. Astbury finally started getting kudos from those outside of Tigerland in 2018 after backing up his great 2017 season with an even better 2018. Amazing to think he was nearly traded to Brisbane a few years ago. Generally takes the opposition's best key forward, allowing Rance to play more of a roaming defender role. Let's just pray that Astbury stays well clear of any gastro bug in 2019. 12 8 0
9 0 Shane Edwards The most creative player on the list. I could watch those tight handballs in traffic all day which more often than not puts teammates into space and breaks the play open. It's been a slow burn for Edwards but we saw perhaps his best season in 2018, culminating in All Australian selection. 10 9 0
10 0 Dion Prestia It cost Richmond an early pick when he was traded into the club but despite the injury worries it's been worth it. A premiership in hist first season at the club followed up by a 2018 that built on his late 2017 form. While his attacking play is solid, it's his defensive running and efforts that make Prestia one of the first picked midfielders in the team. 3 10 0
11 0 Dylan Grimes Could and maybe should be higher on this list but I just couldn't work out who to drop down for him. After overcoming injuries early in his career, Grimes has now become one of Richmond's most versatile and dependable defenders. Tall, small, fast or strong; Grimes can play on all types. If you're lucky enough to stumble upon a Dylan Grimes highlights clip, you'll find that there's no high flying marks or spectacular goals but instead filled with run down chases, spoils and pure desperation acts. It's wonderful. A broken nose suffered in training has required Grimes to wear a Batman-like face mask at times but it's had little if any interruption on his pre-season. 2 11 0
12 0 Josh Caddy Probably had his best year in 2018. Originally brought to the club as a big-bodied midfielder, instead Caddy has shined as a quasi key forward. Probably most dangerous when the ball is in the air where he can use his strength to mark the ball against smaller opponents. 2019 will be an interesting year for Caddy with his role likely to change with the addition of Lynch to the forward line. Does this mean more midfield minutes for Caddy? An ankle injury has sidelined Caddy for a few weeks and makes him touch and go for round 1. 22 12 0
13 0 Nick Vlastuin Another player I'd love to put higher on this list. Remember the days when fans would scream for Vlastuin to play more in the midfield; or the time he spent a good month as a forward? Crazy to think now as Vlastuin has established himself as a courageous and dependable backman. One of the best marks at the club and a solid decision maker. A huge reason Richmond's backline is as good as it is. 1 13 0
14 0 Jayden Short A breakout year from Short in 2018 saw him add his long kicking and running skills to the backline where he found himself one of the designated kicks out of defence. Quickly became a fan favourite with his skills allowing the team to break the play open at times. Will be looking to bounce back from a somewhat disappointing first finals series and solidify himself in the best 22 for 2019. 15 14 0
15 0 Daniel Rioli The leader of the mosquito fleet may be one of the more talented players on the list. Deadly around goals, beautiful foot skills and to top things off a wonderful tank to run out the game. That tank could and should see Rioli play more midfield minutes in the years to come. 17 15 0
16 0 Jack Higgins Can you have a breakout season in your first AFL year? If so then Higgins had exactly that in 2018. Started the year a little slowly, debuting in round 3 and only playing three games in the first five weeks however was a permanent fixture of the in the back half of the season. Gives his all on the field and plays on instincts, highlighted by 'that goal' against Collingwood in round 19. A huge talent who will play predominantly in the forward line with short bursts through the middle. 13 16 0
17 0 Dan Butler Butler was missed more than most probably realised at the time when he was injured late in the 2018 season. Always provides run and has some crafty moves around goal. Will never be a full time midfielder but some of his work off the back of the square has been impressive. Probably ahead of Castagna on the depth chart but a lot of competition for the small forward positions means Butler will always be fighting to hold his place in the team. 7 17 0
18 0 Bachar Houli Houli has been a great serviceman at the club for many years now with the team utilising his run and carry and long kicks from the backline. Probably in a similar position as Grigg with the younger players at the club potentially nipping at his heels. Had a bit of a down year in 2018 but has a proven track record of performing and will be a part of the best 22 until someone else forces their way in. 14 18 0
19 0 Shaun Grigg An interesting position for Grigg here. Has been a solid contributor to the club over several seasons and found a niche as a midfielder/backup ruck over the past couple of seasons. Unfortunately for Grigg however the change in ruck rules means his days as a backup ruck may be numbered. Grigg will still get games as a pure midfielder and the lack of midfield depth at the club probably sees him play most weeks however at 30 years old there may be a few younger options that begin nipping at his heels this year. An injury late in the preseason also potentially opens up an opportunity for someone to take his place in round 1. 6 19 0
20 0 Kamdyn McIntosh Not the flashiest or most talented player on the Richmond list and his skills may be a little lackng also but his huge tank and size enable him to make more contests than other midfielders in the team might. Perhaps a little underrated but also on the fringe of selection each week, Kamdyn has to and does work hard every week to ensure his name remains in the best 22. 33 20 0
21 0 Jack Graham Treaded water a little bit in 2018 after a fantastic end to 2017 but it's sometimes easy to forget that despite his big frame, 2018 was only year 2 for the midfielder. Has battled with a shoulder injury for a while now which may have also contributed to his underwhelming end to 2018. Defensively is one of the best midfielders at the club but needs to find a way to become more involved in play when Richmond have the ball. Surgery to fix his shoulder complaints coupled with more experience should have Graham primed to improve this season. 34 21 0
22 0 Brandon Ellis A switch to the midfield may be on the cards for Ellis. After years of being a consistent member and performer in Richmond's best 22, Ellis found himself on the outer in late 2018. No doubt 2019 will be Brandon's biggest challenge to date with younger options fighting for the same spot he is. How Brandon responds to this challenge will be of keen interest as a rejuvenated and motivated Ellis in the midfield or backline could be of great use to the team. 5 22 0
23 0 Nathan Broad Another of those players who has been a consistent member of the team these past few years but now finds themselves on the fringe. Perhaps a little underrated by a few, Nathan has proved himself quite capable of playing on the third tall in defence. A strong start to 2018 but tailed off late in the season before a fairly disappointing finals campaign. With plenty of candidates for the backline the heat will be on for Broad to perform early in the season in order to hold on to his position. 35 23 0
24 0 Jason Castagna Equally capable of both the amazing as he is the amazingly frustrating, Castagna has found himself a core piece of the small forward setup at Tigerland these past two years. Needs to settle a bit when he gets the ball but there is no doubt he brings the pressure when on song. For his size, Castagna is great overhead but does the arrival of Lynch negate this asset and mean Castagna gets pushed to the outer? Has been battling injury this pre-season but should be fit for round 1. 11 24 0
25 0 Oleg Markov Tipped by many to be a big breakout player this year. Markov has found games hard to come by these last few years but is a tantalising prospect with his run and athleticism off half back. Will be hoping for a big preseason in order to force his way into the round 1 team. 31 25 0
26 0 Ryan Garthwaite Mr. Consistent in the VFL team these last two years, the key defender is undobutedly next in line if Astbury or Rance need to miss a game. Made his debut for the senior team in 2018 and immediately endeared himself to the Tiger faithful with his courage and commitment to the cause. Unlikely to play early in the season but I'd expect he'll be add a few more games to his AFL tally as the season rolls along. 42 26 0
27 0 Mav Weller With the likes of Conca, Miles and Lloyd now at other clubs there is little doubt Weller was brought to the club to add a hardened body to the depth list. Delisted by St Kilda, Weller will be looking to grab his chance at Richmond and may be next in line if one or two senior midfielder-forwards miss a game. 16 27 0
28 0 Connor Mendaue Similar to Markov, Menadue has struggled to get a game in recent years and now finds himself with 1 year left on his contract and a lot to prove. Blistering pace but has lacked consistency, Connor will need a strong preseason to force his way into a fairly settled backline. 37 28 0
29 0 Ivan Soldo Has been steadily developing at VFL these last few years with a couple of AFL games sprinkled in as well. Likely to be the 2nd in the ruckman pecking order although he may be battling with Coleman-Jones for that role. Should get games when Nankervis misses but with the new ruck rules is there a chance he also plays alongside Nankervis at times? 47 29 0
30 0 Jack Ross The midfielder was taken with pick 43 by the Tigers and appears to have the body already to cope with the rigours of an AFL game. Could get games this year, particularly with the lack of midfielder depth at the club. 27 30 0
31 0 Riley Collier-Dawkins Richmond's first pick in the draft, pick 20 overall has earned raving reviews in his first pre-season and could very well be a smokey for the Round 1 team. The tall midfielder appears to like the contested ball where he uses his size and skills to get free and move the ball on. Make no mistake, 2019 is a development year; Riley still has a lot to learn and needs to build a bigger tank but don't be surprised to see Collier-Dawkins play a few games here and there this season. 26 31 0
32 0 Jacob Townsend Just scraped onto the Richmond list for another year after initially being delisted. The cult hero isn't a regular in the Richmond senior team but the lack of proven footballers on th depth list may see Townsend play a game or two this year. Will undobutedly be a leader for the VFL team when he plays there as well. 21 32 0
33 0 Shai Bolton May be one of the most talented players on the Richmond list. An absolute ripper of a speccy taken by Shai in the VFL underlined the athleticism this kid has but at this stage just hasn't quite shown the consistency required at AFL level yet. Has spent the majority of his time up forward but pushed into the midfield at VFL level last year. Could that be Shai's true position? 29 33 0
34 0 Callum Moore Just where does Moore sit in the Richmond pecking order now? With Lynch and Riewoldt locks in the 22 you get the feeling Callum only gets games when one of the aforementioned players misses. Is it possible at all that Moore plays alongside Riewoldt and Lynch this season? I'd back Moore in to get a game at some point in 2019 but whenever that happens he's going to need to take his chance. 36 34 0
35 0 Liam Baker Surprisingly broke through for a few games mid-year and showed some promise as a small forward. At the moment probably doesn't have the tank to play midfield which means he will find it hard to play senior games with several other small forwards ahead of him in the pecking order. 48 35 0
36 0 Noah Balta The hype around Balta makes me want to move him higher up on this list but at this point he is unproven at AFL level and probably behind several players who play a similar role that he does. The size, athleticism and booming kick have Balta pegged as one of the more exciting prospects on the Richmond list and with his ability to play at either end of the ground he's likely to get an opportunity at some point this season. 38 36 0
37 0 Luke English Had a prolific juniour campaign in WA where the midfielder had an uncanny knack for finding plenty of the ball. The hard working midfielder will likely start the year in the VFL but with a string of good games coud push his case for senior selection. 32 37 0
38 0 Callum Coleman-Jones I've got him as ruck number 3 in the ruck hierarchy but in reality he could be battling with Soldo for that number 2 position. The athletic big showed some promise in the VFL last season but needs to put some consistently good games together at the level to really threaten breaking into the senior team. 40 38 0
39 0 Patrick Naish Developed nicely in the VFL last year but with his small frame and similar players above in the pecking order still looks a little off debuting. May get a game at some point this season but I'm banking on 2019 being another development year for the son of Chris Naish. 45 39 0
40 0 Fraser Turner Probably the least ready of the 2018 draft crop, Turner's first season at the club will likely be one of development in the VFL. The midfielder seems to have had a solid first pre-season at the club and it will be interesting to see if he gets a crack in the JLT series. 28 40 0
41 0 Sydney Stack He might have been the last player added to the list, but Stack's raw talent probably makes him a better chance to get a senior game in 2019 than a few other players. Exciting prospect who can play midfield or forward but the Richmond team is fairly well stocked for both positions at this point. 44 41 0
42 0 Jake Aarts The mature aged draftee was seemingly rewarded for several strong seasons in the Richmond VFL team by being selected as a rookie with Richmond's first selection. Behind quite a few forwards on the list but maybe could fill the Sam Lloyd role as that medium sized forward. 39 42 0
43 0 Ben Miller The key tall draftee settled into defence for the VFL team in 2018 where he formed a formidable key defensive duo alongside Ryan Gathwaite. Still plenty of room to learn his role and as a key defender is unlikely to see much action in the AFL with the likes of Rance, Astbury and Garthwaite all ahead of him. 46 43 0
44 0 Mabior Chol Maybe lucky to retain his spot on the list after initially being delisted by the Tigers. Perhaps this could be the wake up call Mabior needs as he has shown the occasional flash of brilliance at VFL these past couple of years. 41 44 0
45 0 Derek Eggmolesse-Smith 2018 was almost complety ruined by injury for Eggmolesse-Smith but was lucky enough to string a few games together late in the VFL season. Coming from a long way back and will need to ply his trade in the VFL for a while yet. 43 45 0


Possible Round 1 Team
B: Dylan Grimes - Alex Rance - Nick Vlastuin
HB: Jayden Short - David Astbury - Bachar Houli
C: Kane Lambert - Dion Prestia - Shaun Grigg
HF: Shane Edwards - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Josh Caddy - Jack Riewoldt - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dustin Martin - Trent Cotchin
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Dan Butler - Jack Graham - Brandon Ellis
EMG: Nathan Broad - Jason Castagna - Ryan Garthwaite - Ivan Soldo
IN: NIL
OUT: NIL
 

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Awesome write up! I’d personally swap Grimes and Astbury as well, and probably have Vlastuin a little higher. Probably swap Houli and Short, Bach is still the main man off half back.
20-35 is all very even, 5-6 of those guys stand up and we will be very well placed.
 

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There's certainly an argument to have Grimes higher up the rankings, but at this stage I have Astbury ranked higher mainly due to position scarcity but also because it frees Rance up to do his best work.
 

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Just remember the reason Broady tappered off form wise last year was because he was coming back from an injury to his cheekbone...
Still one tough hombre!
 

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2019 Richmond Tigers List Power Rankings - Preseason Week 1
Latest Match Result: Richmond 16.17.113 defeated Melbourne 16.5.101
Pretty comfortable victory against the Demons despite the margin at the end. Not going to change the top of the rankings too much this week, with just a bit of shuffling amongst players lower down in the rankings based on selection and performance. The battle for the backup ruck/key forward role is heating up, as is the battle for the final couple of places in the round 1 team.

Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change

1

1

0

Alex Rance

Solid first up effort by Rance, far too good for McDonald and the other Melbourne forwards.

18

1

0

2

2

0

Dustin Martin

Cruised his way to 21 disposals and 2 goals. Knee soreness didn't look too serious.

4

2

0

3

3

0

Jack Riewoldt

Could have got himself a small bag of goals if it wasn't for inaccurate set shot kicking.

8

3

0

4

4

0

Tom Lynch

Touch and go for round 1.

19

4

0

5

5

0

Trent Cotchin

Started slowly and eased his way to 16 disposals.

9

5

0

6

6

0

Kane Lambert

Another who was quiet early but found his way to 20 disposals.

23

6

0

7

7

0

Toby Nankervis

Stationed at full forward for the majority of the game, in part I'd imagine to trial the two key forward set up. 3 goals a nice return.

25

7

0

8

8

0

David Astbury

Teamed up nicely with Rance and Grimes in defence.

12

8

0

9

9

0

Shane Edwards

Seemed a bit rusty at times but still managed 14 disposals.

10

9

0

10

10

0

Dion Prestia

Great to see this guy fully fit. Looks great and is set for a big year.

3

10

0

11

11

0

Dylan Grimes

Batman was superb. 15 one percenters says it all.

2

11

0

12

12

0

Josh Caddy

Injured and in a race to be fit for round 1.

22

12

0

13

13

0

Nick Vlastuin

Another of the backline team that was impenetrable for half the game.

1

13

0

14

14

0

Jayden Short

Lots of run and carry from the backline and a booming goal. 29 disposals and one of the best for Richmond.

15

14

0

15

15

0

Daniel Rioli

Touches of class and pushed up into the midfield for a little. Looked to be cruising in 2nd gear for most the match.

17

15

0

16

16

0

Jack Higgins

One of the few Tigers who started strong. Kept on going throughout the match and looks like more midfield minutes beckon.

13

16

0

17

17

0

Dan Butler

Good to see him back and 2 goals is a nice return. Will be better for the run but will want to get more involved next outing.

7

17

0

18

18

0

Bachar Houli

Probably B.O.G. Superb run from the backline along with Short.

14

18

0

19

23

+4

Nathan Broad

Great first up game. Leapfrogs a couple and another performance similar to this week locks him into the 22 for round 1.

35

23

+4

20

19

-1

Shaun Grigg

Injured and in doubt for round 1.

6

19

-1

21

21

0

Jack Graham

Just not finding it enough for a midfielder. Coming off surgery but will want an improved outing to confirm a round 1 start.

34

21

0

22

22

0

Brandon Ellis

OK at times and 19 diposals is a nice return. Probably in line for a round 1 berth but will need to at least match his performance in JLT week 2.

5

22

0

23

20

-3

Kamdyn McIntosh

Didn't play at AFL level which has him borderline for round 1 selection. Will want to be selected for JLT week 2.

33

20

-3

24

24

0

Jason Castagna

Missed selection and coming back from injury. Probably unlikely for round 1 at this point.

11

24

0

25

25

0

Oleg Markov

Provided some dash from half back at times but is their room for him in the 22 if Houli and Short both play. Loved it when he took the game on.

31

25

0

26

27

+1

Mav Weller

Had his moments with his 5 tackles a highlight. Firming for round 1, particularly if a couple of regulars miss with injury.

16

27

+1

27

36

+9

Noah Balta

Could be a Balta for Round 1 backing up Nankervis. Superb performance as a key forward with stints as a ruck. If Lynch doesn't make Round 1 then chances would improve further.

38

36

+9

28

29

+1

Ivan Soldo

Shared the majority of ruck duties with Balta. Soldo was solid but Balta was superb. Still a chance for round 1 but Balta may be above him for the backup ruck/key forward role.

47

29

+1

29

30

+1

Jack Ross

21 disposals in his first AFL practice game is a nice start. Looks ready to contribute although round 1 probably unlikely.

27

30

+1

30

35

+5

Liam Baker

A couple of nice goals including the sealer. Very limited time on the ground suggests he is extremely unlikely for round 1.

48

35

+5

31

31

0

Riley Collier-Dawkins

Great to see him play. A couple of nice moments but in reality is little chance for round 1.

26

31

0

32

26

-6

Ryan Garthwaite

Didn't play in AFL or VFL practice match due to injury.

42

26

-6

33

28

-5

Connor Mendaue

Missed selection in the AFL team (named as emergency) which would be a disappointing outcome for Menadue in his contract year. Appears to be out of calculations for the Round 1 team.

37

28

-5

34

34

0

Callum Moore

Played in the VFL practice match against Essendon after being named as an emergency in the AFL team. Kicked a couple of goals but would appear to be a long-shot for Round 1. Lynch needs to miss round 1 to be any chance.

36

34

0

35

32

-3

Jacob Townsend

Didn't play for the AFL team, is overcoming injury and won't play round 1.

21

32

-3

36

40

+4

Fraser Turner

Played second half of the VFL practice match win against Essendon. Probably the most surprising of the players to be named in the AFL squad of 30 (as an emergency) which indicates he Is closer to and AFL game than I initially expected. Moves up as a result over other players who weren't named.

28

40

+4

37

38

+1

Callum Coleman-Jones

Named as an emergency for the AFL team and filled the role as number 1 ruck in the VFL practice match. Appears to be behind Soldo and Balta for the backup ruck role.

40

38

+1

38

33

-5

Shai Bolton

Disappointing start to 2019 after missing selection in the JLT practice game. Appears to have slipped behind Baker for a small forward role.

29

33

-5

39

37

-2

Luke English

Played second half of the VFL practice match win against Essendon.

32

37

-2

40

39

-1

Patrick Naish

Played in the VFL practice match. Not close to AFL selection yet.

45

39

-1

41

41

0

Sydney Stack

Played first half of the VFL practice match win against Essendon. Would take injuries to make the AFL team.

44

41

0

42

42

0

Jake Aarts

Played in the VFL practice game and appears well out of consideration in the AFL team.

39

42

0

43

43

0

Ben Miller

Played first half of the VFL practice match win against Essendon.

46

43

0

44

44

0

Mabior Chol

Played VFL and appears a way off selection.

41

44

0

45

45

0

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

No chance but great to see him playing VFL after struggling with injury in previous years.

43

45

0


Possible Round 1 Team
B: Dylan Grimes - Alex Rance - Nick Vlastuin
HB: Jayden Short - David Astbury - Bachar Houli
C: Kane Lambert - Dion Prestia - Shaun Grigg
HF: Shane Edwards - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Josh Caddy - Jack Riewoldt - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dustin Martin - Trent Cotchin
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Dan Butler - Jack Graham - Nathan Broad
EMG: Brandon Ellis - Jason Castagna - Noah Balta - Ivan Soldo
IN: Nathan Broad
OUT: Brandon Ellis
 

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2019 Richmond Tigers List Power Rankings - Preseason Week 1
Latest Match Result: Richmond 16.17.113 defeated Melbourne 16.5.101
Pretty comfortable victory against the Demons despite the margin at the end. Not going to change the top of the rankings too much this week, with just a bit of shuffling amongst players lower down in the rankings based on selection and performance. The battle for the backup ruck/key forward role is heating up, as is the battle for the final couple of places in the round 1 team.

Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change

1

1

0

Alex Rance

Solid first up effort by Rance, far too good for McDonald and the other Melbourne forwards.

18

1

0

2

2

0

Dustin Martin

Cruised his way to 21 disposals and 2 goals. Knee soreness didn't look too serious.

4

2

0

3

3

0

Jack Riewoldt

Could have got himself a small bag of goals if it wasn't for inaccurate set shot kicking.

8

3

0

4

4

0

Tom Lynch

Touch and go for round 1.

19

4

0

5

5

0

Trent Cotchin

Started slowly and eased his way to 16 disposals.

9

5

0

6

6

0

Kane Lambert

Another who was quiet early but found his way to 20 disposals.

23

6

0

7

7

0

Toby Nankervis

Stationed at full forward for the majority of the game, in part I'd imagine to trial the two key forward set up. 3 goals a nice return.

25

7

0

8

8

0

David Astbury

Teamed up nicely with Rance and Grimes in defence.

12

8

0

9

9

0

Shane Edwards

Seemed a bit rusty at times but still managed 14 disposals.

10

9

0

10

10

0

Dion Prestia

Great to see this guy fully fit. Looks great and is set for a big year.

3

10

0

11

11

0

Dylan Grimes

Batman was superb. 15 one percenters says it all.

2

11

0

12

12

0

Josh Caddy

Injured and in a race to be fit for round 1.

22

12

0

13

13

0

Nick Vlastuin

Another of the backline team that was impenetrable for half the game.

1

13

0

14

14

0

Jayden Short

Lots of run and carry from the backline and a booming goal. 29 disposals and one of the best for Richmond.

15

14

0

15

15

0

Daniel Rioli

Touches of class and pushed up into the midfield for a little. Looked to be cruising in 2nd gear for most the match.

17

15

0

16

16

0

Jack Higgins

One of the few Tigers who started strong. Kept on going throughout the match and looks like more midfield minutes beckon.

13

16

0

17

17

0

Dan Butler

Good to see him back and 2 goals is a nice return. Will be better for the run but will want to get more involved next outing.

7

17

0

18

18

0

Bachar Houli

Probably B.O.G. Superb run from the backline along with Short.

14

18

0

19

23

+4

Nathan Broad

Great first up game. Leapfrogs a couple and another performance similar to this week locks him into the 22 for round 1.

35

23

+4

20

19

-1

Shaun Grigg

Injured and in doubt for round 1.

6

19

-1

21

21

0

Jack Graham

Just not finding it enough for a midfielder. Coming off surgery but will want an improved outing to confirm a round 1 start.

34

21

0

22

22

0

Brandon Ellis

OK at times and 19 diposals is a nice return. Probably in line for a round 1 berth but will need to at least match his performance in JLT week 2.

5

22

0

23

20

-3

Kamdyn McIntosh

Didn't play at AFL level which has him borderline for round 1 selection. Will want to be selected for JLT week 2.

33

20

-3

24

24

0

Jason Castagna

Missed selection and coming back from injury. Probably unlikely for round 1 at this point.

11

24

0

25

25

0

Oleg Markov

Provided some dash from half back at times but is their room for him in the 22 if Houli and Short both play. Loved it when he took the game on.

31

25

0

26

27

+1

Mav Weller

Had his moments with his 5 tackles a highlight. Firming for round 1, particularly if a couple of regulars miss with injury.

16

27

+1

27

36

+9

Noah Balta

Could be a Balta for Round 1 backing up Nankervis. Superb performance as a key forward with stints as a ruck. If Lynch doesn't make Round 1 then chances would improve further.

38

36

+9

28

29

+1

Ivan Soldo

Shared the majority of ruck duties with Balta. Soldo was solid but Balta was superb. Still a chance for round 1 but Balta may be above him for the backup ruck/key forward role.

47

29

+1

29

30

+1

Jack Ross

21 disposals in his first AFL practice game is a nice start. Looks ready to contribute although round 1 probably unlikely.

27

30

+1

30

35

+5

Liam Baker

A couple of nice goals including the sealer. Very limited time on the ground suggests he is extremely unlikely for round 1.

48

35

+5

31

31

0

Riley Collier-Dawkins

Great to see him play. A couple of nice moments but in reality is little chance for round 1.

26

31

0

32

26

-6

Ryan Garthwaite

Didn't play in AFL or VFL practice match due to injury.

42

26

-6

33

28

-5

Connor Mendaue

Missed selection in the AFL team (named as emergency) which would be a disappointing outcome for Menadue in his contract year. Appears to be out of calculations for the Round 1 team.

37

28

-5

34

34

0

Callum Moore

Played in the VFL practice match against Essendon after being named as an emergency in the AFL team. Kicked a couple of goals but would appear to be a long-shot for Round 1. Lynch needs to miss round 1 to be any chance.

36

34

0

35

32

-3

Jacob Townsend

Didn't play for the AFL team, is overcoming injury and won't play round 1.

21

32

-3

36

40

+4

Fraser Turner

Played second half of the VFL practice match win against Essendon. Probably the most surprising of the players to be named in the AFL squad of 30 (as an emergency) which indicates he Is closer to and AFL game than I initially expected. Moves up as a result over other players who weren't named.

28

40

+4

37

38

+1

Callum Coleman-Jones

Named as an emergency for the AFL team and filled the role as number 1 ruck in the VFL practice match. Appears to be behind Soldo and Balta for the backup ruck role.

40

38

+1

38

33

-5

Shai Bolton

Disappointing start to 2019 after missing selection in the JLT practice game. Appears to have slipped behind Baker for a small forward role.

29

33

-5

39

37

-2

Luke English

Played second half of the VFL practice match win against Essendon.

32

37

-2

40

39

-1

Patrick Naish

Played in the VFL practice match. Not close to AFL selection yet.

45

39

-1

41

41

0

Sydney Stack

Played first half of the VFL practice match win against Essendon. Would take injuries to make the AFL team.

44

41

0

42

42

0

Jake Aarts

Played in the VFL practice game and appears well out of consideration in the AFL team.

39

42

0

43

43

0

Ben Miller

Played first half of the VFL practice match win against Essendon.

46

43

0

44

44

0

Mabior Chol

Played VFL and appears a way off selection.

41

44

0

45

45

0

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

No chance but great to see him playing VFL after struggling with injury in previous years.

43

45

0



Possible Round 1 Team
B: Dylan Grimes - Alex Rance - Nick Vlastuin
HB: Jayden Short - David Astbury - Bachar Houli
C: Kane Lambert - Dion Prestia - Shaun Grigg
HF: Shane Edwards - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Josh Caddy - Jack Riewoldt - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dustin Martin - Trent Cotchin
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Dan Butler - Jack Graham - Nathan Broad
EMG: Brandon Ellis - Jason Castagna - Noah Balta - Ivan Soldo
IN: Nathan Broad
OUT: Brandon Ellis
Short, Grigg, Ellis too high - for mine
 

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Short, Grigg, Ellis too high - for mine
Grigg will certainly drop next week with confirmation of his injury. Ellis will depend on his JLT week 2 match - he's borderline best 22 at this point. Short I'm fairly comfortable with at the moment but may drop a little if Houli continues to show good form.
 

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Grigg will certainly drop next week with confirmation of his injury. Ellis will depend on his JLT week 2 match - he's borderline best 22 at this point. Short I'm fairly comfortable with at the moment but may drop a little if Houli continues to show good form.
Its a nice list, and a good reference point. Look forward to you keeping it updated.

Personally I'd have Rioli and even Higgins ahead of Short.

Many guys ranked 20-30ish could make a case about being ahead of Ellis/Grigg but its up to them to show it
 

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Probably the first season in a Long time (maybe ever) where the de-listings come end of season will be very hard... no real obvious candidates, aside maybe menadue and Ellis, and geez it would be hard done for Ellis to be tossed
Certainly there are going to be some talented players that don't make the 2020 list through either delisting or trade; similar to last year I think most of the change will come from depth players looking for more opportunity via a trade to another club. Not necessarily a bad thing though to trade out a few talented players and continually refresh the list.
 

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There's certainly an argument to have Grimes higher up the rankings, but at this stage I have Astbury ranked higher mainly due to position scarcity but also because it frees Rance up to do his best work.
One could argue Vlastuin is ahead of both of them and is the second best defender. Certainly in the best 12 players at the club.

Good problems to have, thought provoking stuff
 

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Great stuff.

Made me think as I got to around 23/24 and both couldn't disagree significantly and thought "there's a quality AFL player". Our depth is a bit better than I thought. Not counting the young guys stepping up.

There is an obvious changing of the guard in small defenders and mids coming through. 2019 will be interesting to see how we manage that
 

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2019 Richmond Tigers List Power Rankings - Preseason Week 2
Latest Match Result: Hawthorn 13.9.87 defeated by Richmond 14.11.95
Interesting game. Richmond looked uninterested and out of it at half time with Hawthorn winning the midfield battle and making the most of their opportunities to post a big half time lead. A rev up from Cotch at half time swung the Tigers into action though as the momentum swung drastically in Richmond's favour. Cotchin's last 5 minutes were superb and ensured the preseason win in the end.

A few Tigers locked up their round 1 berths with their performance while the battle for the last couple of positions are well and truly open. At the moment I have Balta and Weller making up the last 2 spots in the team over Ellis and Markov but it's certainly not a closed book. Not long now until round 1!

Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change

1

1

0

Alex Rance

Apart from one shocking kick in the backline Rance looked very comfortable and ready for round 1. Should escape suspension for his late knock on Puopolo.

18

1

0

2

2

0

Dustin Martin

Looks primed for round 1 with 30 disposals in only 65% game time. Appears to be over any lingering injury concerns despite a couple of poor turnovers.

4

2

0

3

3

0

Jack Riewoldt

Started slow in the first half but class shone through in the end with a superb third quarter. 3 goals a fair return.

8

3

0

4

5

+1

Trent Cotchin

The last 5 minutes of the game is why this guy means so much too the team. It's only a preseason game I know but pretty much willed the team over the line with his superb effort. Probably B.O.G.

9

5

+1

5

4

-1

Tom Lynch

Moves down a spot in the rankings but looks increasingly likely to line up round 1. Excited to see how the Lynch-Riewoldt combo looks.

19

4

-1

6

6

0

Kane Lambert

Just goes about his business with 16 disposals in 78% game time. No fuss, no flashiness but important nonetheless.

23

6

0

7

7

0

Toby Nankervis

More game time in the ruck this week but looks capable of kicking a goal when he moves forward. Who shares the ruck load with him?

25

7

0

8

8

0

David Astbury

Worked nicely with Rance even if he was beaten a couple of times.

12

8

0

9

10

+1

Dion Prestia

Moving better than I've seen for a while. Linking up well and continues to provide strong defensive work. 24 disposals from 83% game time.

3

10

+1

10

9

-1

Shane Edwards

Hasn't had the best of preseasons but has plenty of credits in the bank. Should step things up a bit come round 1.

10

9

-1

11

11

0

Dylan Grimes

Didn't get involved much offensively but defensive work was sound as usual.

2

11

0

12

13

+1

Nick Vlastuin

Injured his knee in the second quarter and didn't play in the 2nd half. An important part of the backline so fingers crossed it's nothing too serious.

1

13

+1

13

16

+3

Jack Higgins

Probably been the most consistent performer of the preseason. Both games has performed for all 4 quarters and looks primed to build further on an impressive rookie campaign last season. I like what I see.

13

16

+3

14

15

+1

Daniel Rioli

Quiet this week and needs to find a bit more of the ball to take his game to the next level.

17

15

+1

15

18

+3

Bachar Houli

Great to have Houli back 100% fit. Providing great run from the backline and disposals are top notch.

14

18

+3

16

14

-2

Jayden Short

Not the greatest performance from Short this week. Seemed rushed and decision making was poor. Despite this, Short is a certain starter and will continue to be a go to man out of the backline. Will be looking to bounce back round 1.

15

14

-2

17

19

+2

Nathan Broad

Another solid performance has locked Broad into the round 1 team. Like Higgins was one of the few who was performing well in Richmond's poor start to the game.

35

23

+6

18

17

-1

Dan Butler

Decision making and disposals were shocking at times but 2 goals and 9 tackles is a good return. Will play round 1.

7

17

-1

19

21

+2

Jack Graham

That's the standard now Jack. Been crying out for Graham to get more involved offensively and he provided it this week. 20 disposals plus the usual defensive work is a great return and is all we need on a week to week basis.

34

21

+2

20

23

+3

Kamdyn McIntosh

Borderline for round 1 after a fairly underwhelming preseason. I'll back him in to make the team but it's far from certain.

33

20

0

21

25

+4

Oleg Markov

Looks to be pushing for a round 1 spot. Has played both JLT games but hasn't stood out. Which way do selectors go? Selection chances will improve him Vlastuin misses.

31

25

+4

22

26

+4

Mav Weller

Limited game time in JLT 2 but when he came on Maverick added something to the team. Played across the half forwardline and found a bit of it. Fighting it out with a few others for a round 1 spot.

16

27

+5

23

22

-1

Brandon Ellis

Omitted for week 2 of the JLT series which suggests he may be on the outer. Played for the VFL team instead.

5

22

-1

24

12

-12

Josh Caddy

Confirmation of his injury sees Caddy out of the round 1 team and likely longer.

22

12

-12

25

27

+2

Noah Balta

Much quieter this week but game time suggests he is strongly being considered for a round 1 berth. I like him better as a ruck at this stage than a key forward but Nankervis has a mortgage on that position at this point.

38

36

+11

26

24

-2

Jason Castagna

Will he be fit round 1? Even if he is Castagna is probably only borderline best 22 at this point, particularly if Lynch plays.

11

24

-2

27

20

-7

Shaun Grigg

Injured and out of round 1.

6

19

-8

28

29

+1

Jack Ross

Played in both JLT matches but 39% game time in week 2 suggests Ross is only a smokey for round 1.

27

30

+2

29

28

-1

Ivan Soldo

Only came on late in the game to assume ruck duties when Nankervis went off. Long shot for round 1 with Balta ahead of him.

47

29

0

30

30

0

Liam Baker

Played JLT again this week but only 22% gametime. Only and outside chance of a round 1 berth but is ahead of Bolton and a few other small forwards nonetheless.

48

35

+5

31

31

0

Riley Collier-Dawkins

Played VFL this week which is where he will likely spend the early part of the season. Exciting prospect.

26

31

0

32

33

+1

Connor Mendaue

Came into the senior side this week but looked a bit fumbly in his limited gametime. Behind Markov and maybe Ellis also I feel.

37

28

-4

33

34

+1

Callum Moore

Would need Lynch to miss to be any chance for round 1 but even then Balta probably has him covered.

36

34

+1

34

36

+2

Fraser Turner

Another solid outing in the VFL team. Could sneak a senior game or two late in the season if he keeps the good form up.

28

40

+6

35

32

-3

Ryan Garthwaite

Injured.

42

26

-9

36

35

-1

Jacob Townsend

Injured.

21

32

-4

37

38

+1

Shai Bolton

Disappointing start to the season after not being named in either JLT game. Would want to improve quickly in a contract year.

29

33

-4

38

37

-1

Callum Coleman-Jones

Playing the role of number 1 ruck in the VFL with Soldo playing for the AFL team.

40

38

0

39

39

0

Luke English

The helmet is back being used by English and will provide handy depth for the midfield.

32

37

-2

40

40

0

Patrick Naish

Another who needs to develop further in the VFL before being considered. A fair way off consideration at this point.

45

39

-1

41

41

0

Sydney Stack

Tracking this guy's progress closely. Has Stacks of talent but can he put it all together consistently over a season?

44

41

0

42

42

0

Jake Aarts

Likely to be a senior figure at VFL level for the majority of the season.

39

42

0

43

43

0

Ben Miller

VFL level player at this point. Behind Garthwaite in the pecking order.

46

43

0

44

44

0

Mabior Chol

Captained the VFL side which is a nice turnaround for a player who was delisted only 5 months ago. Keen to see how much Chol improves this year.

41

44

0

45

45

0

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

Nice write up on Eggmolesse-Smith in the game review after a solid hit out in the VFL. Great to see the injuries finally behind him.

43

45

0


Possible Round 1 Team
B: Dylan Grimes - Alex Rance - Nick Vlastuin
HB: Jayden Short - David Astbury - Bachar Houli
C: Kane Lambert - Dion Prestia - Jack Graham
HF: Shane Edwards - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Noah Balta - Jack Riewoldt - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dustin Martin - Trent Cotchin
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Dan Butler - Maverick Weller - Nathan Broad
EMG: Brandon Ellis - Jason Castagna - Oleg Markov - Ivan Soldo
IN: Noah Balta, Maverick Weller
OUT: Shaun Grigg, Josh Caddy
 
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2019 Richmond Tigers List Power Rankings - Preseason Week 2
Latest Match Result: Hawthirn 13.9.87 defeated by Richmond 14.11.95
Interesting game. Richmond looked uninterested and out of it at half time with Hawthorn winning the midfield battle and making the most of their opportunities to post a big half time lead. A rev up from Cotch at half time swung the Tigers into action though as the momentum swung drastically in Richmond's favour. Cotchin's last 5 minutes were superb and ensured the preseason win in the end.

A few Tigers locked up their round 1 berths with their performance while the battle for the last couple of positions are well and truly open. At the moment I have Balta and Weller making up the last 2 spots in the team over Ellis and Markov but it's certainly not a closed book. Not long now until round 1!

Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change

1

1

0

Alex Rance

Apart from one shocking kick in the backline Rance looked very comfortable and ready for round 1. Should escape suspension for his late knock on Puopolo.

18

1

0

2

2

0

Dustin Martin

Looks primed for round 1 with 30 disposals in only 65% game time. Appears to be over any lingering injury concerns despite a couple of poor turnovers.

4

2

0

3

3

0

Jack Riewoldt

Started slow in the first half but class shone through in the end with a superb third quarter. 3 goals a fair return.

8

3

0

4

5

+1

Trent Cotchin

The last 5 minutes of the game is why this guy means so much too the team. It's only a preseason game I know but pretty much willed the team over the line with his superb effort. Probably B.O.G.

9

5

+1

5

4

-1

Tom Lynch

Moves down a spot in the rankings but looks increasingly likely to line up round 1. Excited to see how the Lynch-Riewoldt combo looks.

19

4

-1

6

6

0

Kane Lambert

Just goes about his business with 16 disposals in 78% game time. No fuss, no flashiness but important nonetheless.

23

6

0

7

7

0

Toby Nankervis

More game time in the ruck this week but looks capable of kicking a goal when he moves forward. Who shares the ruck load with him?

25

7

0

8

8

0

David Astbury

Worked nicely with Rance even if he was beaten a couple of times.

12

8

0

9

10

+1

Dion Prestia

Moving better than I've seen for a while. Linking up well and continues to provide strong defensive work. 24 disposals from 83% game time.

3

10

+1

10

9

-1

Shane Edwards

Hasn't had the best of preseasons but has plenty of credits in the bank. Should step things up a bit come round 1.

10

9

-1

11

11

0

Dylan Grimes

Didn't get involved much offensively but defensive work was sound as usual.

2

11

0

12

13

+1

Nick Vlastuin

Injured his knee in the second quarter and didn't play in the 2nd half. An important part of the backline so fingers crossed it's nothing too serious.

1

13

+1

13

16

+3

Jack Higgins

Probably been the most consistent performer of the preseason. Both games has performed for all 4 quarters and looks primed to build further on an impressive rookie campaign last season. I like what I see.

13

16

+3

14

15

+1

Daniel Rioli

Quiet this week and needs to find a bit more of the ball to take his game to the next level.

17

15

+1

15

18

+3

Bachar Houli

Great to have Houli back 100% fit. Providing great run from the backline and disposals are top notch.

14

18

+3

16

14

-2

Jayden Short

Not the greatest performance from Short this week. Seemed rushed and decision making was poor. Despite this, Short is a certain starter and will continue to be a go to man out of the backline. Will be looking to bounce back round 1.

15

14

-2

17

19

+2

Nathan Broad

Another solid performance has locked Broad into the round 1 team. Like Higgins was one of the few who was performing well in Richmond's poor start to the game.

35

23

+6

18

17

-1

Dan Butler

Decision making and disposals were shocking at times but 2 goals and 9 tackles is a good return. Will play round 1.

7

17

-1

19

21

+2

Jack Graham

That's the standard now Jack. Been crying out for Graham to get more involved offensively and he provided it this week. 20 disposals plus the usual defensive work is a great return and is all we need on a week to week basis.

34

21

+2

20

23

+3

Kamdyn McIntosh

Borderline for round 1 after a fairly underwhelming preseason. I'll back him in to make the team but it's far from certain.

33

20

0

21

25

+4

Oleg Markov

Looks to be pushing for a round 1 spot. Has played both JLT games but hasn't stood out. Which way do selectors go? Selection chances will improve him Vlastuin misses.

31

25

+4

22

26

+4

Mav Weller

Limited game time in JLT 2 but when he came on Maverick added something to the team. Played across the half forwardline and found a bit of it. Fighting it out with a few others for a round 1 spot.

16

27

+5

23

22

-1

Brandon Ellis

Omitted for week 2 of the JLT series which suggests he may be on the outer. Played for the VFL team instead.

5

22

-1

24

12

-12

Josh Caddy

Confirmation of his injury sees Caddy out of the round 1 team and likely longer.

22

12

-12

25

27

+2

Noah Balta

Much quieter this week but game time suggests he is strongly being considered for a round 1 berth. I like him better as a ruck at this stage than a key forward but Nankervis has a mortgage on that position at this point.

38

36

+11

26

24

-2

Jason Castagna

Will he be fit round 1? Even if he is Castagna is probably only borderline best 22 at this point, particularly if Lynch plays.

11

24

-2

27

20

-7

Shaun Grigg

Injured and out of round 1.

6

19

-8

28

29

+1

Jack Ross

Played in both JLT matches but 39% game time in week 2 suggests Ross is only a smokey for round 1.

27

30

+2

29

28

-1

Ivan Soldo

Only came on late in the game to assume ruck duties when Nankervis went off. Long shot for round 1 with Balta ahead of him.

47

29

0

30

30

0

Liam Baker

Played JLT again this week but only 22% gametime. Only and outside chance of a round 1 berth but is ahead of Bolton and a few other small forwards nonetheless.

48

35

+5

31

31

0

Riley Collier-Dawkins

Played VFL this week which is where he will likely spend the early part of the season. Exciting prospect.

26

31

0

32

33

+1

Connor Mendaue

Came into the senior side this week but looked a bit fumbly in his limited gametime. Behind Markov and maybe Ellis also I feel.

37

28

-4

33

34

+1

Callum Moore

Would need Lynch to miss to be any chance for round 1 but even then Balta probably has him covered.

36

34

+1

34

36

+2

Fraser Turner

Another solid outing in the VFL team. Could sneak a senior game or two late in the season if he keeps the good form up.

28

40

+6

35

32

-3

Ryan Garthwaite

Injured.

42

26

-9

36

35

-1

Jacob Townsend

Injured.

21

32

-4

37

38

+1

Shai Bolton

Disappointing start to the season after not being named in either JLT game. Would want to improve quickly in a contract year.

29

33

-4

38

37

-1

Callum Coleman-Jones

Playing the role of number 1 ruck in the VFL with Soldo playing for the AFL team.

40

38

0

39

39

0

Luke English

The helmet is back being used by English and will provide handy depth for the midfield.

32

37

-2

40

40

0

Patrick Naish

Another who needs to develop further in the VFL before being considered. A fair way off consideration at this point.

45

39

-1

41

41

0

Sydney Stack

Tracking this guy's progress closely. Has Stacks of talent but can he put it all together consistently over a season?

44

41

0

42

42

0

Jake Aarts

Likely to be a senior figure at VFL level for the majority of the season.

39

42

0

43

43

0

Ben Miller

VFL level player at this point. Behind Garthwaite in the pecking order.

46

43

0

44

44

0

Mabior Chol

Captained the VFL side which is a nice turnaround for a player who was delisted only 5 months ago. Keen to see how much Chol improves this year.

41

44

0

45

45

0

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

Nice write up on Eggmolesse-Smith in the game review after a solid hit out in the VFL. Great to see the injuries finally behind him.

43

45

0


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B: Dylan Grimes - Alex Rance - Nick Vlastuin
HB: Jayden Short - David Astbury - Bachar Houli
C: Kane Lambert - Dion Prestia - Jack Graham
HF: Shane Edwards - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Noah Balta - Jack Riewoldt - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dustin Martin - Trent Cotchin
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Dan Butler - Maverick Weller - Nathan Broad
EMG: Brandon Ellis - Jason Castagna - Oleg Markov - Ivan Soldo
IN: Noah Balta, Maverick Weller
OUT: Shaun Grigg, Josh Caddy
Wait, why have Caddy and Grigg tumbled down the order due to being unavailable in R1, while Lynch was up at 4 in the last few weeks despite looking unlikely to play R1?
In isolation each of these cases have merit, but it seems a bit inconsistent when looked at together.
Love your work otherwise :thumbsu:
 

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Wait, why have Caddy and Grigg tumbled down the order due to being unavailable in R1, while Lynch was up at 4 in the last few weeks despite looking unlikely to play R1?
In isolation each of these cases have merit, but it seems a bit inconsistent when looked at together.
Love your work otherwise :thumbsu:
Love the feedback, thanks. My reasoning is because at the moment Grigg and Caddy are likely out much longer than just round 1 making them less important to the team right now. Lynch I've kept in a similar position as I feel he will be playing round 1, but if not then early in the season. Grigg I also feel is much more replaceable in the team compared to Lynch.
 
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Latest Match Result: Carlton 9.10.64 defeated by Richmond 14.13.97
An interesting week for Richmond. Dominated Carlton in the first and last quarters but looked pedestrian in the middle two quarters. Ultimately were too good for Carlton in the end and ran out fairly comfortable victors. Cotchin was superb, Nankervis smashed his opponents and although rusty, Lynch showed some signs of what was to come. Of course the real story out of this match was the season ending injury to Rance; who steps in to fill the void in his absence? Long term I feel Garthwaite is the answer for this season but don't think he is quite fit enough yet and as such the door is open for the likes of Ellis and Markov to press their case for selection. Certainly an intriguing week at the selection table coming up.

Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change

1

4

+3

Trent Cotchin

Moves to the top of the Richmond Power Rankings after the Rance injury and his superb performance. Looks in incredible touch and is hunting the ball with intent.

9

5

+4

2

2

0

Dustin Martin

Seems to be cruising through with his 30 disposals. Needs to be better defensively with 0 tackles and barely double figure pressure acts.

4

2

0

3

3

0

Jack Riewoldt

Will take a while to work things out with Lynch but looks in decent form.

8

3

0

4

6

+2

Kane Lambert

Casually racked up 31 disposals as he provided an important link through the midfield.

23

6

+2

5

7

+2

Toby Nankervis

You could argue he was Richmond's BOG. Absolutely towelled up Phillips with more disposals, more hitouts and perhaps most impressively, 3 goals.

25

7

+2

6

5

-1

Tom Lynch

Incredibly rusty, dropped simple marks and looked spent by the end but still managed to snag 3 goals. Is only going to get better.

19

4

-2

7

8

+1

David Astbury

Importance to the team has only increased with the Rance injury. Will be interesting to see how he goes in the role of premier key defender.

12

8

+1

8

11

+3

Dylan Grimes

With the loss of Rance, Grimes becomes even more critical to the team. Depending on who Richmond select in the team, Dylan may find himself matched up on much bigger opponents now.

2

11

+3

9

9

0

Dion Prestia

Rolled the legs over and managed to grab himself 20 disposals. The defensive efforts continue to be impressive.

3

10

+1

10

12

+2

Nick Vlastuin

Another who will need to step up with the loss of Rance. Could play taller if needed.

1

13

+3

11

10

-1

Shane Edwards

Looked a little out of it early but had a pretty solid last quarter to get things back on track for the Tigers. Only really dropping down the rankings to accommodate the heightened importance of our incumbent defenders.

10

9

-2

12

13

+1

Jack Higgins

Looks in great touch. Could challenge Riewoldt and Edwards as the smartest footballer in the team by the end of the season.

13

16

+4

13

15

+2

Bachar Houli

Looks to be back to top form but pulled up late in the last quarter with what appeared to be a tight hamstring. Hopefully just a minor injury, if anything.

14

18

+5

14

14

0

Daniel Rioli

Getting more touches through the midfield which can only be a good thing.

17

15

+1

15

17

+2

Nathan Broad

Another who will see increased responsibility with Rance going down.

35

23

+8

16

19

+3

Jack Graham

This is the Graham we all want to see. 20 odd touches with the continued defensive efforts. Keep this up and he becomes one of the first players picked.

34

21

+5

17

16

-1

Jayden Short

Seems a bit off. Kicks not as penetrating and not quite impacting the way he was last year. Will be looking to find some form.

15

14

-3

18

20

+2

Kamdyn McIntosh

Some great efforts on the wing. Always running and impacting the contest when he can.

33

20

+2

19

18

-1

Dan Butler

The touch just isn't there yet. Working his way back into it but with Castagna back from injury there is a little pressure to hold his spot.

7

17

-2

20

22

+2

Mav Weller

Slow start but had a big finish in the last quarter when he pushed up the ground further.

16

27

+7

21

25

+4

Noah Balta

Played the role of backup ruck and key forward but seemed a little lost at times after a bright start. Keen to see him get another game and settle into the role more. Could also be an option to fill a key defender role with Rance going down.

38

36

+15

22

21

-1

Oleg Markov

Could be a viable option to replace Rance if an incumbent defender takes on a more prominent key defender role or Balta spends more time in defence.

31

25

+3

23

23

0

Brandon Ellis

Similar to Markov, could be an option to replace Rance in the 22.

5

22

-1

24

35

+11

Ryan Garthwaite

Importance to the team suddenly sky rocketed after the Rance injury. I think he is the long term Rance replacement for this season but is he fit enough to return this week after only just returning from injury?

42

26

+2

25

26

+1

Jason Castagna

Great to see Castagna turn out for the VFL team. You'd think he's probably still a couple of weeks away from being fit enough for AFL but will certainly be putting pressure on for a spot once he is.

11

24

-1

26

28

+2

Jack Ross

Probably the next midfielder in line if someone succumbs to injury or poor form.

27

30

+4

27

29

+2

Ivan Soldo

At this stage only likely to get a game if Nankervis doesn't play. Clearly the number 1 ruck at the VFL team.

47

29

+2

28

31

+3

Riley Collier-Dawkins

Pretty comfortable at VFL level and could be a chance to debut later this year.

26

31

+3

29

30

+1

Liam Baker

Probably behind Castagna in a bid for a small forward role. Doing well at VFL though.

48

35

+6

30

33

+3

Callum Moore

Continues to kick goals at VFL and is next in line for a key forward role.

36

34

+4

31

32

+1

Connor Mendaue

Not being a big consideration for round 1 is a disappointing start to the season. Needs to knuckle down at VFL level now and force his way into the team.

37

28

-3

32

24

-8

Josh Caddy

Still injured and some way off.

22

12

-20

33

34

+1

Fraser Turner

Another young player who adds something to the VFL team. Has surprised me how quickly he's adapted to VFL level.

28

40

+7

34

36

+2

Jacob Townsend

Back on the park after injury delayed his preseason. One of the leaders of the VFL team.

21

32

-2

35

27

-8

Shaun Grigg

Injured.

6

19

-16

36

37

+1

Shai Bolton

Playing in a new role in the midfield. Needs to string some good games together to be considered for AFL.

29

33

-3

37

38

+1

Callum Coleman-Jones

Behind Soldo in the ruck pecking order but also offers some flexibility with the ability to play forward.

40

38

+1

38

39

+1

Luke English

Can certainly rack up the disposals. Will likely spend most of the season in the VFL but adds some real midfield depth with the likes of Miles and Conca at new clubs.

32

37

-1

39

40

+1

Patrick Naish

Another year of development in the VFL incoming for Naish but had the highlight of the VFL practice match when taking a courageous mark in the 4th quarter.

45

39

0

40

44

+4

Mabior Chol

Kicking some goals at VFL level. In some good form and should pose a strong combination with Moore.

41

44

+4

41

43

+2

Ben Miller

Bumps up a couple of spots purely because of the Rance injury but still a fair way off.

46

43

+2

42

41

-1

Sydney Stack

Playing in the backline and midfield in the preseason where he is slowly developing his game.

44

41

-1

43

42

-1

Jake Aarts

Probably not much of a chance to debut yet but will be a leader of the VFL team.

39

42

-1

44

45

+1

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

Stringing some nice games together across the VFL backline. Let's hope it continues.

43

45

+1

45

1

-44

Alex Rance

Sad to see the leader of the backline go down with a season ending injury. Will be tough to replace but lets see what we can do.

18

1

-44

Possible Round 2 Team
B: Nathan Broad - David Astbury - Nick Vlastuin
HB: Jayden Short - Dylan Grimes - Bachar Houli
C: Kane Lambert - Dion Prestia - Jack Graham
HF: Shane Edwards - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Dan Butler - Jack Riewoldt - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dustin Martin - Trent Cotchin
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Noah Balta - Maverick Weller - Oleg Markov
EMG: Brandon Ellis - Jason Castagna - Ryan Garthwaite - Ivan Soldo
IN: Oleg Markov
OUT: Alex Rance (inj)
 

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Latest Match Result: Richmond 10.6.66 defeated by Collingwood 17.8.110
Horror night for the club. Dominated by the opposition and to further sour the mood Riewoldt went down with a month long injury. The fact Jordan Roughead, a key defender, racked up 20 disposals to go with his 13 marks tells you everything about Collingwood's dominance this night. Collingwood did what they wanted all night with their short kicking game not allowing Richmond to apply any pressure whatsoever. The players brought into replace those injured just didn't perform on the night, however they certainly weren't alone in that regard. The lack of anyone really standing out makes it hard to change the power rankings too much, however injuries has heightened the importance of some players this week.
Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change

1

1

0

Trent Cotchin

Most consistent midfielder so far. Not a great night, but far from the worst.

9

5

+4

2

5

+3

Toby Nankervis

A solid outing without being spectacular. Grundy had his measure most of th night.

25

7

+5

3

2

-1

Dustin Martin

A real down night for Dusty. Certainly not at his best and defensive work is barely there.

4

2

-1

4

6

+2

Tom Lynch

A solid start to his Richmond career with 6 goals in 2 games. Certainly the focal poimt up forward now with Riewoldt going down.

19

4

0

5

4

-1

Kane Lambert

A real quiet night from Lambert but he wasn't alone.

23

6

+1

6

7

+1

David Astbury

The defence was under constant pressure all night. Astbury did his best but his job is a lot more difficult with General Rance not next to him.

12

8

+2

7

3

-4

Jack Riewoldt

A slow start to the season is now halted after an injury will see him out for four weeks.

8

3

-4

8

10

+2

Nick Vlastuin

Another defender who was under pressure all night. Certainly not the worst player out there.

1

13

+5

9

8

-1

Dylan Grimes

Did what he could but a brain fade will likely see him miss next week with suspension.

2

11

+2

10

9

-1

Dion Prestia

The Richmond midfield just couldn't keep up with Collingwood's dominance. Will be looking to rebound next week.

3

10

0

11

11

0

Shane Edwards

Solid outing from Edwards. Nothing spectacular but found a bit of it and kicked 2 goals.

10

9

-2

12

12

0

Jack Higgins

First quiet game this year from Higgins. Only 9 disposals but still managed to snare 2 goals.

13

16

+4

13

13

0

Bachar Houli

Hopefully back this week as his experience and leadership was sorely missed in defence.

14

18

+5

14

14

0

Daniel Rioli

Needs to get the ball more if he wants to take his game to the next level in the midfield.

17

15

+1

15

15

0

Nathan Broad

Not much the defence could really do but Broad was barely sighted.

35

23

+8

16

16

0

Jack Graham

A little quiter than previous weeks but far from the worst.

34

21

+5

17

17

0

Jayden Short

Found a bit more of it this week but will be keen for Houli to partner him again in round 3.

15

14

-3

18

18

0

Kamdyn McIntosh

Keeps working hard through the midfield but outclassed this week.

33

20

+2

19

19

0

Dan Butler

Another really quiet week from Butler. Ideally I'd drop him down the rankings a few spots but no one below him impressed either.

7

17

-2

20

20

0

Mav Weller

Pretty quiet until the last quarter again. Could be under pressure to retain his poisition in his team.

16

27

+7

21

25

+4

Jason Castagna

Rushed backed into the team and it showed. Barely impacted the game but it was quite tough for the forwards.

11

24

+3

22

23

+1

Brandon Ellis

Stats are inflated a little by taking a few kick outs. Got to the right position but decision making and execution was quite poor. I think he gets another week to impress.

5

22

0

23

21

-2

Noah Balta

Probably in a fight with Garthwaite to take Grimes' poisition; could also be an option up forward to replace Riewoldt.

38

36

+13

24

24

0

Ryan Garthwaite

Balta or Garthwaite? You'd imagine one of them gets a gig as a KPD this week. Garthwaite probably more in the Grimes 'shutdown defender' mould.

42

26

+2

25

22

-3

Oleg Markov

Got his chance but was barely slighted until switched forward in the last quarter.

31

25

0

26

30

+4

Callum Moore

Being a consistent goalkicker at VFL means Moore is probably in pole position to take Riewoldt's place while he is out injured.

36

34

+8

27

26

-1

Jack Ross

Continues to impress at VFL level. Next midfielder in line.

27

30

+3

28

27

-1

Ivan Soldo

Seems locked in as the Nankervis replacement if needed.

47

29

+1

29

34

+5

Jacob Townsend

Played midfield in the VFL and along with Jack Ross could get a call up to play if injuries occur.

21

32

+3

30

28

-2

Riley Collier-Dawkins

Will continue to develop in VFL for a few more weeks yet.

26

31

+1

31

29

-2

Liam Baker

Just no room for him in the AFL team with Higgins, Butler, Rioli and Castagna all in th team.

48

35

+4

32

31

-1

Connor Mendaue

Maybe a outside chance if Houli doesn't get up.

37

28

-4

33

36

+3

Shai Bolton

Developing his game as a midfielder which may be his way into the AFL side.

29

33

0

34

32

-2

Josh Caddy

Holds position with news he could return to VFL in 2 weeks' time.

22

12

-22

35

33

-2

Fraser Turner

Plenty of time to develop Turner in VFL.

28

40

+5

36

37

+1

Callum Coleman-Jones

A way off debuting but continues to look good as a KPF who can swing into the ruck when needed.

40

38

+2

37

38

+1

Luke English

Continues to plug away in the VFL.

32

37

0

38

35

-3

Shaun Grigg

Injured.

6

19

-19

39

39

0

Patrick Naish

Likely to spend the majority of the year in the VFL.

45

39

0

40

40

0

Mabior Chol

Behind a few other KPP players.

41

44

+4

41

43

+2

Jake Aarts

Kicked 4 goals in VFL. Very comfortable at the level.

39

42

+1

42

41

-1

Ben Miller

Will have even further responsibility in the VFL if Garthwaite and/or Balta are selected for higher duties.

46

43

+1

43

42

-1

Sydney Stack

Will be in the VFL for a while yet.

44

41

-2

44

44

0

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

VFL level player only at this point.

43

45

+1

45

45

0

Alex Rance

LTI.

18

1

-44



Possible Round 3 Team
B: Nathan Broad - David Astbury - Nick Vlastuin
HB: Jayden Short - Ryan Garthwaite - Bachar Houli
C: Kane Lambert - Dion Prestia - Jack Graham
HF: Shane Edwards - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Dan Butler - Callum Moore - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dustin Martin - Trent Cotchin
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Brandon Ellis - Maverick Weller - Jason Castagna
EMG: Noah Balta - Oleg Markov - Jack Ross - Ivan Soldo
IN: Callum Moore, Bachar Houli, Ryan Garthwaite
OUT: Jack Riewoldt (inj), Oleg Markov, Dylan Grimes (susp)
 
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Not a good day for the Tigers. Blown away by GWS late in the game, Martin suspended with Cotchin and Short both injured. On the bright side, Stack was superb and will no doubt hold his place. With further places opening up in the AFL team there's a chance for another player or two to also get an opportunity and hopefully make their mark on the team.
How many changes do you make to the team after a loss like that? Josh Caddy and Dylan Grimes both seem certain to return to the team, but could Bachar Houli also return from injury. Jack Ross and Shai Bolton appear the most likely candidates to force their way into the team if more changes are made to the senior team with the likes of Butler, Castagna, Ellis and Markov all on shaky ground.
Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change

1

2

+1

Toby Nankervis

With the big four out, Nankervis takes over top spot. A depleted midfield means his role is heightened even further than usual.

25

7

+6

2

4

+2

Tom Lynch

Still incredibly rusty but starting to find his touch. Consistently kicking goals despite the team's woes.

19

4

+2

3

5

+2

Kane Lambert

Racked up the disposals against GWS. One of the leaders of the midfield with Cotchin and Martin out.

23

6

+3

4

3

-1

Dustin Martin

A dirty day for Dustin. Tagged out of the game and suspended a week for an off the ball elbow.

4

2

-2

5

8

+3

Nick Vlastuin

Fast becoming the leader of the backline with Rance gone.

1

13

+8

6

6

0

David Astbury

The Richmond key defenders, including Astbury, were torn apart by the GWS talls. Will be looking to rebound.

12

8

+2

7

1

-6

Trent Cotchin

An OK first three quarter before injuring his hamstring early in the last. Out for a month.

9

5

-2

8

9

+1

Dylan Grimes

Will be a welcome addition to the backline after serving his one week suspension.

2

11

+3

9

11

+2

Shane Edwards

Far from the worst. Will need to step up further in the absence of senior midfielders.

10

9

0

10

10

0

Dion Prestia

Found a fair bot of the football but absolutely butchered his disposal at times.

3

10

0

11

7

-4

Jack Riewoldt

Injured.

8

3

-8

12

12

0

Jack Higgins

A quiet start but managed to turn things around and snag another goal from nowhere. The least of Richmond's problems.

13

16

+4

13

14

+1

Daniel Rioli

Classy performance to keep the team in it early. Looked down and out after a big hit but managed to push through any pain.

17

15

+2

14

15

+1

Nathan Broad

Outmatched by the GWS forwards at times and will be looking to return to his best this week.

35

23

+9

15

13

-2

Bachar Houli

Missed through injury. Will be hoping to return this week but I'm not holding my breath.

14

18

+3

16

16

0

Jack Graham

Not the best game from Graham, a bit fumbly and needs to step up in the absence of others.

34

21

+5

17

18

+1

Kamdyn McIntosh

Continues to work hard on the wing. Not the most talented, but efforts are appreciated.

33

20

+3

18

19

+1

Dan Butler

Really out of form and at risk of being dropped. Needs to lift.

7

17

-1

19

21

+2

Jason Castagna

Nowhere near his best. Another in danger of being dropped.

11

24

+5

20

43

+23

Sydney Stack

What a performance. Clearly the shining light on an otherwise dismal day. I'm the first to admit that I didn't think he'd be ready for the AFL until later in the year but he surprised me with his toughness, clean hands and generally tidy disposal.

44

41

+21

21

22

+1

Brandon Ellis

Continues to find a bit of it but not very threatening with his disposal.

5

22

+1

22

23

+1

Noah Balta

Hanging on to a position. Doesn't look quite ready for AFL yet but lack of a key forward alternative may see him hold his spot in the team.

38

36

+14

23

24

+1

Ryan Garthwaite

A little overwhelmed in defence. May lose his spot but I'd like to see him get another chance.

42

26

+3

24

34

+10

Josh Caddy

Returned in the VFL and likely to return to the AFL side this week. A welcome return.

22

12

-12

25

27

+2

Jack Ross

This week is surely the week Ross makes his debut after another solid outing in the VFL.

27

30

+5

26

25

-1

Oleg Markov

Better than last week but still only just holding onto his place. If Houli returns then chances of holding his position are reduced even further.

31

25

-1

27

17

-10

Jayden Short

Injured.

15

14

-13

28

26

-2

Callum Moore

Could be a sneaky chance to play AFL if the match committee decide to go a different way with the key forwards.

36

34

+6

29

20

-9

Mav Weller

Injured and out of form.

16

27

-2

30

33

+3

Shai Bolton

Wouldn't be surprised to see Bolton get a call up after a good outing in the VFL team.

29

33

+3

31

28

-3

Ivan Soldo

Unlikely to play unless Nankervis misses.

47

29

-2

32

29

-3

Jacob Townsend

A solid outing in the VFL. Could be called upon if the match committee wants some more senior performers.

21

32

0

33

36

+3

Callum Coleman-Jones

One of the best players for the VFL team last week. Unlikely to debut but you never know.

40

38

+5

34

32

-2

Connor Mendaue

A decent hit out in the VFL. Remains an of chance to play AFL this week.

37

28

-6

35

30

-5

Riley Collier-Dawkins

Jack Ross likely ahead of him for a debut. Continues to develop.

26

31

-4

36

31

-5

Liam Baker

Didn't play at either level.

48

35

-1

37

35

-2

Fraser Turner

A fair way from a debut but managed to kick his first VFL goal.

28

40

+3

38

37

-1

Luke English

Similar position to Turner. Likely to ply away at VFL for a while yet.

32

37

-1

39

39

0

Patrick Naish

Named as one of the VFL team's best in an encouraging performance.

45

39

0

40

40

0

Mabior Chol

3 goals a good return for theVFL key forward. Will be looking for consistent results.

41

44

+4

41

38

-3

Shaun Grigg

Injured.

6

19

-22

42

41

-1

Jake Aarts

Didn't play at either level.

39

42

0

43

42

-1

Ben Miller

Senior VFL defender in the team with Garthwaite and Balta both playing AFL.

46

43

0

44

44

0

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

Continues to develop at VFL level.

43

45

+1

45

45

0

Alex Rance

LTI.

18

1

-44



Possible Round 4 Team
B: Nathan Broad - David Astbury - Dylan Grimes
HB: Nick Vlastuin - Ryan Garthwaite - Brandon Ellis
C: Jack Ross - Shane Edwards - Jack Graham
HF: Josh Caddy - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Dan Butler - Noah Balta - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dion Prestia - Kane Lambert
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Shai Bolton - Oleg Markov - Jason Castagna
EMG: Jacob Towsend - Conor Menadue - Callum Coleman-Jones - Ivan Soldo
IN: Dylan Grimes, Jack Ross, Josh Caddy
OUT: Trent Cotchin (inj), Dustin Martin (susp), Jayden Short (inj)
 
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Socrates2

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Latest Match Result: Greater Western Sydney 19.11.125 defeated Richmond 10.16.76
Not a good day for the Tigers. Blown away by GWS late in the game, Martin suspended with Cotchin and Short both injured. On the bright side, Stack was superb and will no doubt hold his place. With further places opening up in the AFL team there's a chance for another player or two to also get an opportunity and hopefully make their mark on the team.
How many changes do you make to the team after a loss like that? Josh Caddy and Dylan Grimes both seem certain to return to the team, but could Bachar Houli also return from injury. Jack Ross and Shai Bolton appear the most likely candidates to force their way into the team if more changes are made to the senior team with the likes of Butler, Castagna, Ellis and Markov all on shaky ground.
Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change

1

2

+1

Toby Nankervis

With the big four out, Nankervis takes over top spot. A depleted midfield means his role is heightened even further than usual.

25

7

+6

2

4

+2

Tom Lynch

Still incredibly rusty but starting to find his touch. Consistently kicking goals despite the team's woes.

19

4

+2

3

5

+2

Kane Lambert

Racked up the disposals against GWS. One of the leaders of the midfield with Cotchin and Martin out.

23

6

+3

4

3

-1

Dustin Martin

A dirty day for Dustin. Tagged out of the game and suspended a week for an off the ball elbow.

4

2

-2

5

8

+3

Nick Vlastuin

Fast becoming the leader of the backline with Rance gone.

1

13

+8

6

6

0

David Astbury

The Richmond key defenders, including Astbury, were torn apart by the GWS talls. Will be looking to rebound.

12

8

+2

7

1

-6

Trent Cotchin

An OK first three quarter before injuring his hamstring early in the last. Out for a month.

9

5

-2

8

9

+1

Dylan Grimes

Will be a welcome addition to the backline after serving his one week suspension.

2

11

+3

9

11

+2

Shane Edwards

Far from the worst. Will need to step up further in the absence of senior midfielders.

10

9

0

10

10

0

Dion Prestia

Found a fair bot of the football but absolutely butchered his disposal at times.

3

10

0

11

7

-4

Jack Riewoldt

Injured.

8

3

-8

12

12

0

Jack Higgins

A quiet start but managed to turn things around and snag another goal from nowhere. The least of Richmond's problems.

13

16

+4

13

14

+1

Daniel Rioli

Classy performance to keep the team in it early. Looked down and out after a big hit but managed to push through any pain.

17

15

+2

14

15

+1

Nathan Broad

Outmatched by the GWS forwards at times and will be looking to return to his best this week.

35

23

+9

15

13

-2

Bachar Houli

Missed through injury. Will be hoping to return this week but I'm not holding my breath.

14

18

+3

16

16

0

Jack Graham

Not the best game from Graham, a bit fumbly and needs to step up in the absence of others.

34

21

+5

17

18

+1

Kamdyn McIntosh

Continues to work hard on the wing. Not the most talented, but efforts are appreciated.

33

20

+3

18

19

+1

Dan Butler

Really out of form and at risk of being dropped. Needs to lift.

7

17

-1

19

21

+2

Jason Castagna

Nowhere near his best. Another in danger of being dropped.

11

24

+5

20

43

+23

Sydney Stack

What a performance. Clearly the shining light on an otherwise dismal day. I'm the first to admit that I didn't think he'd be ready for the AFL until later in the year but he surprised me with his toughness, clean hands and generally tidy disposal.

44

41

+21

21

22

+1

Brandon Ellis

Continues to find a bit of it but not very threatening with his disposal.

5

22

+1

22

23

+1

Noah Balta

Hanging on to a position. Doesn't look quite ready for AFL yet but lack of a key forward alternative may see him hold his spot in the team.

38

36

+14

23

24

+1

Ryan Garthwaite

A little overwhelmed in defence. May lose his spot but I'd like to see him get another chance.

42

26

+3

24

34

+10

Josh Caddy

Returned in the VFL and likely to return to the AFL side this week. A welcome return.

22

12

-12

25

27

+2

Jack Ross

This week is surely the week Ross makes his debut after another solid outing in the VFL.

27

30

+5

26

25

-1

Oleg Markov

Better than last week but still only just holding onto his place. If Houli returns then chances of holding his position are reduced even further.

31

25

-1

27

17

-10

Jayden Short

Injured.

15

14

-13

28

26

-2

Callum Moore

Could be a sneaky chance to play AFL if the match committee decide to go a different way with the key forwards.

36

34

+6

29

20

-9

Mav Weller

Injured and out of form.

16

27

-2

30

33

+3

Shai Bolton

Wouldn't be surprised to see Bolton get a call up after a good outing in the VFL team.

29

33

+3

31

28

-3

Ivan Soldo

Unlikely to play unless Nankervis misses.

47

29

-2

32

29

-3

Jacob Townsend

A solid outing in the VFL. Could be called upon if the match committee wants some more senior performers.

21

32

0

33

36

+3

Callum Coleman-Jones

One of the best players for the VFL team last week. Unlikely to debut but you never know.

40

38

+5

34

32

-2

Connor Mendaue

A decent hit out in the VFL. Remains an of chance to play AFL this week.

37

28

-6

35

30

-5

Riley Collier-Dawkins

Jack Ross likely ahead of him for a debut. Continues to develop.

26

31

-4

36

31

-5

Liam Baker

Didn't play at either level.

48

35

-1

37

35

-2

Fraser Turner

A fair way from a debut but managed to kick his first VFL goal.

28

40

+3

38

37

-1

Luke English

Similar position to Turner. Likely to ply away at VFL for a while yet.

32

37

-1

39

39

0

Patrick Naish

Named as one of the VFL team's best in an encouraging performance.

45

39

0

40

40

0

Mabior Chol

3 goals a good return for theVFL key forward. Will be looking for consistent results.

41

44

+4

41

38

-3

Shaun Grigg

Injured.

6

19

-22

42

41

-1

Jake Aarts

Didn't play at either level.

39

42

0

43

42

-1

Ben Miller

Senior VFL defender in the team with Garthwaite and Balta both playing AFL.

46

43

0

44

44

0

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

Continues to develop at VFL level.

43

45

+1

45

45

0

Alex Rance

LTI.

18

1

-44


Possible Round 4 Team
B: Nathan Broad - David Astbury - Dylan Grimes
HB: Nick Vlastuin - Ryan Garthwaite - Brandon Ellis
C: Jack Ross - Dion Prestia - Jack Graham
HF: Shane Edwards - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Dan Butler - Noah Balta - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dion Prestia - Kane Lambert
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Shai Bolton - Oleg Markov - Jason Castagna
EMG: Shai Bolton - Conor Menadue - Callum Coleman-Jones - Ivan Soldo
IN: Dylan Grimes, Jack Ross, Josh Caddy
OUT: Trent Cotchin (inj), Dustin Martin (susp), Jayden Short (inj)
I think we are missing Rance big time, now with the other big 3 out it's too much class gone.Stack is the only improver in the team, we could get done by 10 goals this week.
 

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I think we are missing Rance big time, now with the other big 3 out it's too much class gone.Stack is the only improver in the team, we could get done by 10 goals this week.
It's been two weeks in a row where we have really struggled late in the game and the opposition has ran over the top of us. Having Grimes back should help the defence immensely but the lack of leadership and senior bodies in the midfield has me concerned for this week. Great opportunity for a few others to stand up though and with our backs against the walls we should see who really wants it.
 

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It's been two weeks in a row where we have really struggled late in the game and the opposition has ran over the top of us. Having Grimes back should help the defence immensely but the lack of leadership and senior bodies in the midfield has me concerned for this week. Great opportunity for a few others to stand up though and with our backs against the walls we should see who really wants it.
Yes, it will be interesting to see who stands up.Vlastuin, Grimes and Lynch have to step up this week or else we're in trouble.
 

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What a result. One of the best home and away wins by the club in a while. With their back against the wall the Tigers found away to win. Grimes was superb in defence, Lynch was a dominant force up forward, Ellis played his best game for years and the midfield managed to get the job done. Even better, the club looks to have found another young contributor with Jack Ross showing he is more than capable of being in an AFL midfield. Shane Edwards will lead the side as captain again but with Dustin Martin and Bachar Houli to return who will make way? A week is a long time in football as last week the list of potential players to drop was huge, now it's hard to even think of two unfortunate players to be dropped!
Rank Last Week Weekly Change Player Notes Jumper No. Preseason Rank Season Change

1

2

+1

Tom Lynch

Shoots to the top of the power rankings after a 6 goal performance. Scary to think the guy is still not fully fit.

19

4

+3

2

1

-1

Toby Nankervis

A solid, albeit unspectacular game. Just getting the job done as the sole ruck.

25

7

+5

3

4

+1

Dustin Martin

Back this week after serving his week's suspension. Let's see how he responds after a week of criticism.

4

2

-1

4

3

-1

Kane Lambert

Continues to be an effective link man through the midfield.

23

6

+2

5

8

+3

Dylan Grimes

There were a few iffy kicks but my lord what a last quarter. Absolutely immense and a key reason the team got the win.

2

11

+6

6

5

-1

Nick Vlastuin

Mr Reliable in defence. Continues to stand up in the absence of Rance.

1

13

+7

7

9

+2

Shane Edwards

Captain for the week and looked his creative best across half-back. Could a permanent role change be in the works?

10

9

+2

8

6

-2

David Astbury

Stand the biggest forward week in week out. A good bounce back after being smashed by the GWS key forwards the week before.

12

8

0

9

7

-2

Trent Cotchin

Injured.

9

5

-4

10

10

0

Dion Prestia

Just average at the moment. Will want to lift his performance.

3

10

0

11

12

+1

Jack Higgins

For the first time this year he didn't kick a goal but made up for it with some great work through the midfield and up forward.

13

16

+5

12

13

+1

Daniel Rioli

Didn't make the most of his opportunities in front of goal but always looks dangerous.

17

15

+3

13

24

+11

Josh Caddy

A welcome return to the forward line. Paired well with Lynch and three goals is a great first up effort for the season.

22

12

-1

14

11

-3

Jack Riewoldt

Injured.

8

3

-11

15

14

-1

Nathan Broad

Barely sighted but performed his role.

35

23

+8

16

17

+1

Kamdyn McIntosh

Had a couple of howlers in a row but made up for it with a great goal on his opposite foot to put the team in front.

33

20

+4

17

20

+3

Sydney Stack

Not as involved as the previous week but his work in the last quarter was superb. Attacks the contest and is a great mark for his size.

44

41

+24

18

15

-3

Bachar Houli

Injured.

14

18

0

19

21

+2

Brandon Ellis

Best game in a while for Ellis. Seems to be relishing a more senior role in the team.

5

22

+3

20

16

-4

Jack Graham

A bit shaky and could be under some pressure with Martin returning. Defensive effort is always there though.

34

21

+1

21

25

+4

Jack Ross

A fantastic debut by the midfielder. Form has been great in the VFL and he carried it through to the seniors. Looks to be another find.

27

30

+9

22

30

+8

Shai Bolton

Had a few really pivotal touches. A very promising performance and should hold his spot.

29

33

+11

23

19

-4

Jason Castagna

With Bolton and Baker performing well and Butler already dropped, could Castagna be demoted to the VFL team?

11

24

+1

24

36

+12

Liam Baker

A bit of a surprise call up but made the most of it with 17 disposals and a fantastic goal.

48

35

+11

25

22

-3

Noah Balta

Other than a brilliant intercept possession that led to a goal he was fiarly quiet. May be time to go back to the VFL, particularly with Caddy back and Riewoldt close to returning.

38

36

+11

26

34

+8

Connor Mendaue

A fairly quiet game but tried to take the game on. A brilliant centreing ball was the highlight. May be the unlucky one to miss out with a few regulars potentially returning.

37

28

+2

27

18

-9

Dan Butler

Demoted to the VFL but responded well with 17 disposals and a goal. Probably unlikely to make his way back in this week.

7

17

-10

28

23

-5

Ryan Garthwaite

Returned to his usual, miserly self in defence for the VFL team.

42

26

-2

29

32

+3

Jacob Townsend

Emergency for the AFL team and didn't play VFL.

21

32

+3

30

33

+3

Callum Coleman-Jones

A bit quieter compared to last week but still made an impact for the VFL team.

40

38

+8

31

28

-3

Callum Moore

Another 2 goals to Moore. Unfortunately even with Riewoldt out he can't crack an AFL game.

36

34

+3

32

31

-1

Ivan Soldo

Dominated the ruck contests for the VFL team.

47

29

-3

33

37

+4

Fraser Turner

Named best for the VFL team. Racked up possessions and I wouldn't be surprised if he debuted later in the year. Promising signs.

28

40

+7

34

35

+1

Riley Collier-Dawkins

Looks to be a contested beast in the VFL. Continues to develop his game nicely.

26

31

-3

35

26

-9

Oleg Markov

Demoted to the VFL and injured. Will be out a while as a result.

31

25

-10

36

27

-9

Jayden Short

Injured.

15

14

-22

37

39

+2

Patrick Naish

Stringing some really strong performance together for the VFL side. This time 25 disposals in a close to best on performance. Could be a smokey for debut later in the year.

45

39

+2

38

38

0

Luke English

Played midfield in the VFL and looked at home. A little way off yet but is coming along nicely.

32

37

-1

39

40

+1

Mabior Chol

Another 2 goals in the VFL and was thrown into the ruck at times.

41

44

+5

40

29

-11

Mav Weller

Injured.

16

27

-13

41

42

+1

Jake Aarts

Came back from injury and applied great pressure up forward.

39

42

+1

42

44

+2

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

This guy continues to get better and better in the VFL. Has come from a long way back but there's a chance he makes it.

43

45

+3

43

43

0

Ben Miller

With Garthwaite back playing VFL, Miller split his time between defence and attack. Behind quite a few for an AFL berth.

46

43

0

44

41

-3

Shaun Grigg

Injured.

6

19

-25

45

45

0

Alex Rance

LTI.

18

1

-44





Possible Round 5 Team
B: Nathan Broad - David Astbury - Sydney Stack
HB: Nick Vlastuin - Dylan Grimes - Brandon Ellis
C: Jack Ross - Dion Prestia - Jack Graham
HF: Shane Edwards - Tom Lynch - Daniel Rioli
F: Josh Caddy - Noah Balta - Jack Higgins
R: Toby Nankervis - Dustin Martin - Kane Lambert
INT: Kamdyn McIntosh - Shai Bolton - Bachar Houli - Liam Baker
EMG: Jason Castagna - Conor Menadue - Callum Coleman-Jones - Fraser Turner
IN: Dustin Martin, Bachar Houli
OUT: Conor Menadue, Jason Castagna
 
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