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‘Nank’ continues to rise

Toby Nankervis took another bold stride forward in a stellar debut season at Richmond with his performance against Fremantle at Domain Stadium yesterday.

5:26pm  Aug 21, 2017

‘Goalden’ day for Townsend and Tigers

Jacob Townsend’s stunning six-goal display in his first senior game for Richmond this season, against Fremantle at Domain Stadium yesterday, was even more impressive when you consider the following facts.

4:34pm  Aug 21, 2017

Graham tackles record

Talented, tough, young midfielder Jack Graham had the equal most tackles by an AFL player on debut in Richmond’s big win against Fremantle at Domain Stadium yesterday.

12:27pm  Aug 21, 2017

Balme defines Riewoldt role

Tony Greenberg, richmondfc.com.au  February 17, 2017 2:46 PM

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Richmond’s General Manager of Football Neil Balme has provided clarification of the role Tiger star Jack Riewoldt plays in the team’s forward line.

Balme was responding to talk from outside Tigerland that Riewoldt’s overall effectiveness would increase if he was used closer to goal in season 2017.

“Nowadays, there’s not that Tony Lockett-like position (at full-forward) in the game,” Balme said on Richmond’s official podcast ‘Talking Tigers’.

“You’re a kick and a bit away from the ball wherever you are.  If it’s in the opposition’s goal-square, you’re not sitting back waiting for the ball to come . . .   

“Clearly, he’s a very good one-on-one player and an important inside-50 player . . .

“The more often you can get the ball to him, when he’s in that position, and get him kicking a lot of goals, the better off we’ll be. 

“But you don’t want to be too predictable for the opposition, either.  If that’s all he’s going to do, it’s much easier to defend. 

“It’s a matter of who does the rest of the work. 

“If you don’t have the link on the way in, it doesn’t matter how good a position he’s in inside 50 . . .”