Experienced Richmond midfielder Daniel Jackson believes Friday night’s clash with the Indigenous All Stars in Alice Springs will provide the Tigers with important preparation in the lead-up to the 2013 premiership season.
“We know they are going to be a very dynamic and skilful and energetic side, so we’ll have to counter that,” Jackson said.
“But it will be more like putting in all the things we’ve been practising over summer and seeing how they go, and building on that throughout the NAB Cup series, so we’re ready to go come season 2013.
“It’s such a great experience and this is really our first practice match for the year, so it will be a great opportunity with nothing to lose in regards to four points, like it would normally during the year.
“So, you weigh those things up, and I think there is definitely more benefit to get the young guys out amongst it, as well as giving them the match practice.”
The Tigers arrived in Alice Springs today (Wednesday, February 6) for their three-day AFL camp, which will culminate with Friday night’s match at Traeger Park in Alice Springs, from 7pm Central Standard Time (8.30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time).