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Round 11 VFL squad: Astbury back

David Astbury of the Tigers in action during the 2015 AFL Round 05 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at the MCG, Melbourne on May 02, 2015. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)
David Astbury of the Tigers in action during the 2015 AFL Round 05 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at the MCG, Melbourne on May 02, 2015. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)

Experienced and versatile key target David Astbury returns to bolster the Richmond VFL team for this Saturday’s match against Williamstown at the ME Centre.

Astbury has been absent while he recovered from a hamstring strain, and has been named at centre-half-forward in the Tigers’ VFL squad.

Joining him in the selected side are Connor Menadue and Steve Morris, who were omitted from the AFL team.

The VFL side will have to cover the losses of Chris Newman, Kane Lambert and Nathan Gordon, who were called up to the seniors for Friday night’s match against Sydney.

Richmond is coming off a narrow loss to Footscray last week, while Williamstown, currently sitting third on the ladder, suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of ladder-leaders Box Hill.

The game kick off at midday, and updates can be followed via the Richmond VFL Twitter account.

VFL Round 11 – Richmond v Williamstown
12pm start time
Gates open at 11.30am
Free entry for Richmond members, half price for opposition members
$10 adults, $5 concession, kids under 15 are free
Food and drink will be available
Fans can access the oval at the quarter time breaks
Car Parking available at gate 7 of Yarra Park (off Brunton Ave) 

Richmond squad
B:            Ed Barlow, Ryan Gale, Tyson Kruse
HB:         Matt Dea, James Wall, Steve Morris
C:            Matt McDonough, Matt Thomas, Connor Menadue
HF:         Ben Lennon, David Astbury, Sam Lloyd
F:            Ryan Bathie, Reece McKenzie, Liam McBean
R:            Ben Perry, Matt Arnot, Jaryd Cachia
Int:         Marshall Rippon, Jayden Short, Andrew McQualter, Anthony Scott, Devin McFarlane, Jake Aarts, Nick Wynne, Jeremy Mugavin, Tom Quinn (23rd man)

Williamstown squad
B:            Johnstone, Faulks, Charleston
HB:         Gibbons, Mangan, Lockwood
C:            Banner, Jolley, Myers*
HF:         E. Carr, Clouston, Gallucci
F:            Anastasio, Tighe, Dunell
R:            Meese, Marcon, Wheeler
Int:         Deery, Bewley, Currie, Fahey, Conway, Casley, Masters, Critchley, Sing