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Round 15 VFL squad: Young talent on display

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 06: Corey Ellis of the Richmond Tigers celebrates a goal during the 2015 AFL Round 10 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Domain Stadium, Perth on June 5, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 06: Corey Ellis of the Richmond Tigers celebrates a goal during the 2015 AFL Round 10 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Domain Stadium, Perth on June 5, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media)

A host of young talented has been injected into the Richmond VFL squad for this Saturday’s Round 15 clash with Sandringham at the ME Centre.

The Tigers are shooting for four straight wins, with confidence high following last week’s comeback victory against Port Melbourne.

Among the inclusions are Nathan Gordon and Matt McDonough, who played in the AFL last week, and defender Todd Elton, who returns from injury.

Young midfielder Corey Ellis will also return from his stint on the sidelines, having recovered from a hip flexor injury which has kept him out for the last month.

Richmond’s fourth pick in the 2014 National Draft, Dan Butler, has been named to play his first VFL game of the season, after a number of injury setbacks so far this season.

Sandringham is one of the form sides of the competition, sitting third on the ladder with nine wins, and coming off two wins in-a-row.

Saturday’s match is the only meeting between the two sides for the 2015 home-and-away season.

The game kicks off at 1.30pm, and is a curtain raiser to the AFL match between the Tigers and Dockers, at 4.35pm at the MCG.

Live audio coverage of the VFL match can be heard via Richmond VFL Radio.  Simply download the official Richmond app, and search for ‘VFL Radio’ in the menu.

Regular game updates can also be followed via the Richmond VFL Twitter account.

VFL Round 15 – Richmond v Sandringham
Saturday, July 25 – 1.30pm start time
Gates open at 12.30pm
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 breaks
Car parking available at gate 7 of Yarra Park (off Brunton Ave)


Richmond squad
B:            Matt Dea, David Astbury, Todd Elton
HB:         Matt Arnot, Ed Barlow, Jason Castagna
C:            Connor Menadue, Matt Thomas, Reece Conca
HF:         Matt McDonough, Steve Morris, Corey Ellis
F:            Liam McBean, Reece McKenzie, Nathan Gordon
R:            James Wall, Andrew McQualter, Jaryd Cachia
Int:         Luke Conca, Ryan Gale, Anthony Scott, Tom Quinn, Devin McFarlane, Dan Butler, Ivan Soldo, Nick Mellington, Clayton Oliver (23rd man), Jake Aarts, Josh Dunkley


Sandringham squad
B:            Wright, Delaney, Shenton
HB:         Le Grice, Lee, Acres
C:            Markworth, Jones, Cook
HF:         McKenzie, M.Brown, Minchington
F:            Zijai, Dennis-Lane, Wilkinson*
R:            Holmes, Saunders, Ross
Int:         Saad, Noone, Ong, Goddard, Hickey, Webster, Membrey, White, Shakallis, Ray, Schneider, Templeton, Siposs