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Lloyd to debut

Spotlight on: Round 4 Matthew Richardson, and Midfield Coach, Danny Daly, break down the key aspects of the round 4 match against Collingwood.
Sam Lloyd looks on during a Richmond Tigers training session at the ME Bank Centre, Melbourne on November 27, 2013. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Sam Lloyd looks on during a Richmond Tigers training session at the ME Bank Centre, Melbourne on November 27, 2013. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

The Round 4 Tiger team

B:  Chaplin, Astbury, Grimes
HB:  Houli, Vlastuin, Morris
C:  Grigg, Jackson, Conca
HF:  Martin, Griffiths, Lloyd
F:  S. Edwards, Riewoldt, Vickery
R:  Hampson, Thomas, Cotchin
IC:  Ellis, Newman, Arnot, Gordon
Em:  McDonough, Stephenson, Foley

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In:  Hampson, Lloyd, Arnot
Out:  Petterd (inj – groin), King, Stephenson

New:  Sam Lloyd, a 180cm, 83kg small forward, taken by Richmond at pick 66 in the 2013 AFL National Draft

Richmond has selected mature-age forward Sam Lloyd to make his AFL debut in Friday night’s blockbuster against Collingwood at the MCG.

Lloyd was the Tigers’ third selection (No. 66 overall) in last November’s National Draft.

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He attracted the attention of the Tiger talent scouts during an impressive season at VFL level with Frankston in 2013, which also saw him kick four goals for a combined VFL team in a state match against the WAFL.

The 24-year-old is renowned for his ability to win one-on-one contests, both in the air and at ground level, as well as his clever goal sense.

He kicked more than 100 goals in a season while playing for country club the Deniliquin Rams as a 20-year-old in 2010.

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Lloyd is one of three changes to the Richmond side that lost last Saturday’s Round 3 match against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium by two points.

Returning to the line-up is ruckman Shaun Hampson, who was sidelined for a week with a knee injury, while young midfielder Matt Arnot will play his first AFL game since Round 18, 2013, following some solid performances with Richmond’s VFL team.

They replace Ricky Petterd, who has a groin injury, and Jake King and Orren Stephenson, who have both been omitted.

The three emergencies for the Tigers’ Round 4 team are Stephenson, Matt McDonough and Nathan Foley.

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