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How the Tigers plan for the draft

Richmond Recruiting Officer, Matthew Clarke, has given an interesting insight into the thorough planning and preparation that the Tigers put into their AFL National Draft selections.

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Cotchin comfortable in No. 9

Tony Greenberg  December 25, 2012 11:45 AM

Cotchin named captain Trent Cotchin. Brett Deledio, and Damien Hardwick speak to the press just after Richmond named Trent Cotchin as the Tigers new captain.
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Trent Cotchin addresses the media during a Richmond Tigers press conference announcing Trent Cotchin as the new Tigers captain at the ME Bank Centre, Melbourne. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

New Richmond captain Trent Cotchin’s decision to retain the No. 9 guernsey he’s worn since his league debut in 2008, rather than take over the No. 17 relinquished by Chris Newman, was no surprise.

After being handed the No. 9 jumper shortly after arriving at Tigerland, as the No. 2 pick overall in the 2007 AFL National Draft, Cotchin expressed his delighted . . .

“I’ve worn the No. 9 the last few years . . . I started wearing it when I went to PEGS (Penleigh Essendon Grammar School) the first time,” the then 17-year-old said.

“Before then I wore No. 3, but I don’t think I could take it from ‘Liddsy’ (Brett Deledio) here.

“I’m really happy to have it . . . I would have been happy with any number, but to be that low – and Wayne Campbell’s old number – I feel privileged.”

Campbell, a four-time Jack Dyer Medallist and former Richmond captain, played 266 games in the No. 9 guernsey with the Tigers.

He was the last captain to lead Richmond into a finals series (in 2001).