Autopsy Roast & Toast Round 23 vs Brisbane, changes for Qualifying Final vs Brisbane

who was in the best for the Tigers vs Brisbane

  • David Astbury

    Votes: 8 2.9%
  • Nathan Broad

    Votes: 15 5.5%
  • Dylan Grimes

    Votes: 83 30.5%
  • Bachar Houli

    Votes: 109 40.1%
  • Nick Vlastuin

    Votes: 244 89.7%
  • Jayden Short

    Votes: 6 2.2%
  • Brandon Ellis

    Votes: 5 1.8%
  • Dion Prestia

    Votes: 192 70.6%
  • Josh Caddy

    Votes: 33 12.1%
  • Daniel Rioli

    Votes: 14 5.1%
  • Trent Cotchin

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • Kane Lambert

    Votes: 22 8.1%
  • Shai Bolton

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Tom Lynch

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jack Riewoldt

    Votes: 129 47.4%
  • Ivan Soldo

    Votes: 58 21.3%
  • Shane Edwards

    Votes: 33 12.1%
  • Dustin Martin

    Votes: 209 76.8%
  • Jason Castagna

    Votes: 5 1.8%
  • Liam Baker

    Votes: 67 24.6%
  • Jack Graham

    Votes: 5 1.8%
  • Noah Balta

    Votes: 3 1.1%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

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Club Legend
Aug 21, 2009
AFL Club
Was down in Melbourne last weekend for my grandson's 5th birthday celebrations and almost went to the VFL game. Ended up not going and for 3 quarters that seemed like the correct move. Obviously not so for the 4th. I was looking for possible candidates for an upgrade to our firsts and, apart from Nank, really didn't see too many. Towner was tough from the start, Chol played a lot of minutes but seemed troubled by the wind and Marlion got better as the game progressed. Menadue had some good moments and Morris was inspirational. Didn't see much of Butler until the last quarter when he finally showed what he can do in attack when he wants to engage. His defensive efforts were hard to find though.

So of all the players bidding for a firsts spot, Nank was streets ahead of anyone else. If Bolton gets dropped, I'd be thinking Butler as his replacement but without a great deal of enthusiasm given his first three quarters lethargy. Chol worked really hard but for mine, just got pushed out of the way too much in contests and couldn't hold on to enough ball in the air. In all, a bit disappointing given the number of AFL listed players on the field and the lack of impact so many had on the afternoon. Finally, KMac had a very ordinary match. Seemed dispirited.


Club Legend
Jul 22, 2016
AFL Club
Watching The Fighting Fury doco on Kayo,all the memories flooding back,the trip to watch us beat Port then the demoralising loss to the Saints,also those close losses to Freo,GWS and the Swans.

Townsend ripping Freo a new one and becoming a Tiger hero.

Dusty Martin ripping the league a new one.

The morals and attributes our captain instilled in all the players.

Rance,defensive superstar.

The biggest and greatest fanbase in the league,the mighty Tiger Army ripping the MCG walls a new one.

Our magnificent coach and our staff who we all trusted and voted in after a near takeover,we had the faith and got repaid.

Watch it if you can before heading off on the plane to Brisbane,feel like ripping paint off the Gabba walls this Satdy night.

Go down to a Richmond pub or the social,we are all in this together,Richmond as one!

Carna Mighty Tigers!
That was me, sitting in the sun behind the city end goals at Subi oval, with my wife, my daughter and her kiwi rugby player hubby (the biggest Tiggy Train jumper you've ever seen) watching Towner kick goal after goal over our head and laughing our boxes off. It was a dream that just kept giving. 2017 I will never forget you.


R.I.P Shane Tuck 21
Dec 28, 2007
AFL Club
Other Teams
Richmond 2019 Premiers
Grimes is living rent free in Cameron's head for 2 weeks , Poor bloke has not slept since

They are talking about having dew on the ground at the gabba after it gets dark , But i dont think i have heard a comment about how good richmond is in the wet and how this would actually play into our hands

Dew .................. Slippery football thats hard to mark and handle
Wet ................... Slippery football thats hard to mark and handle

Brisbane are the kick mark team with Richmond being the Kaos hard running tackling and foward pressure team

I think the Dew suits us

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Jul 22, 2016
AFL Club
Richmond ruck Toby Nankervis firms for finals recall against Brisbane
Much has been made of Richmond’s tactics towards Charlie Cameron. But if the Lion has a problem, Damien Hardwick says he should talk to some Tiger forwards about the treatment they cop.

Richmond is plotting a two-pronged ruck assault on the Lions as Toby Nankervis firms for a finals recall.

The tall — who has battled an adductor issue this season and played just one AFL game since Round 8 — proved the hero in the Tigers’ come from behind VFL win on Saturday, booting the winning goal and notching 33 hit-outs.

Young ruck Ivan Soldo has starred in recent weeks meaning a dilemma for coach Damien Hardwick, who said the team was edging toward playing both talls in Saturday night’s qualifying final against Brisbane.

Nankervis’ recovery had been a hurdle to his senior selection in recent weeks but Hardwick said he had “probably” done enough to play this weekend.

“He’s certainly put his hand up for selection,” Hardwick said.

“He’s pulled up reasonably well today, so that’s exciting for us. He’ll train a little bit (Tuesday) and then have a big session on Thursday and then we’ll probably be able to make a more calculated call.

“We’re keen to welcome him back and provided he gets through training he’ll be available to play, which is exciting for us.”

Soldo and Nankervis have paired in the ruck on just six previous occasions, the most recent in Round 21, 2017 — 752 days ago.

“We’re probably going to go down the two-ruck path, so (Nankervis will) play as first or second ruck and only play that amount of time (the 68 per cent of the game he played in the VFL),” Hardwick said.

“That’ll give him every opportunity to build on from there.

Dion Prestia turns a training pole into a javelin in the Tigers’ lighthearted session on Monday. Picture: AAP Image

Dion Prestia turns a training pole into a javelin in the Tigers’ lighthearted session on Monday. Picture: AAP Image

“I think Ivan’s been terrific. He had a slow first quarter last week, but the back end of his last three quarters was outstanding. He’s just improved every week.

“From where he’s come from, about four or five years ago, basically walking off the street to try out (for Category B rookie status), he’s been incredible.

“He’s got better and better every game, he’s still learning, but we’re happy with what he’s been putting out on the park.

“We’re in a pretty good position with our ruck depth at present.”

He also said that Noah Balta would be considered.

Hardwick said he would back his team’s “system-based” approach to quell Lions ballwinner Lachie Neale, and declared defender Dylan Grimes would not change his tactics on Brisbane forward Charlie Cameron despite the All-Australian’s frustrations in Round 23.

“Charlie should walk up to Jack (Riewoldt) and Tom (Lynch) and ask them how they deal with it on a weekly basis,” he smiled.

“It’s the art of being a forward, unfortunately. We’ve got an All-Australian defender that’s a jet. He’ll play the same way and he’ll play it well.

Charlie Cameron had a tough day against the Tigers. Picture: AAP Images
Charlie Cameron had a tough day against the Tigers. Picture: AAP Images

“He’s done it his whole career. We look at our two boys at the other end and they just get on with it.”

Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin has played one match in the five weeks leading into the qualifying final after battling hamstring issues but he said he welcomed feeling fresher than usual heading into September football.

“Going into Round 23, aside from carrying a little bit of baggage just from being injured throughout the year, I was really pleased with how the body was feeling from a bash and crash point of view,” he said.

“Typically, I fall over the line towards the back end of the year and hang out for that bye just before finals. It’s been a little bit differently for me personally, but I’m just really excited to sink my teeth into this weekend’s game.”
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Club Legend
Jul 22, 2016
AFL Club
Marlion Pickett - Draft Combine Results

20m Sprint: 2.98 seconds (Daniel Rioli: 2.89 seconds)
Agility: 8.06 seconds (Oleg Markov: 8.23 seconds)
Repeat Sprints (6 x 30m): 24.33 seconds (Daniel Rioli: 24.15 seconds, Oleg Markov: 24.32 seconds)
Marlion Pickett is a lot of things. Slow isn't one of them. He is lighting quick in footy smarts, reaction time, with his hands and is as hard as a cats head. Not a frikking Moggs Creek pussycat either...I mean like a big, stripey 800lb Tiger eat your family type cat. He covers the ground great. His story is yet to be written. His time will come.
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