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Broad back to face Melbourne

Richmond has recalled premiership backman Nathan Broad for Tuesday night’s Anzac Eve clash with Melbourne at the MCG.

6:20pm  Apr 23, 2018

VFLW: Three more Tigers

The spirit of Anzac Day is particularly special for the VFLW Tigers’ newest recruits Kirra Grimes, Alice Edmonds and Trish Muller.

6:19pm  Apr 23, 2018

Talking Tigers: Episode 7, 2018

Premiership Tiger Kamdyn McIntosh was given the right of reply on this week’s episode of Richmond’s official podcast ‘Talking Tigers’ – and he ‘hit’ his intended target flush.

4:02pm  Apr 23, 2018

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 . . .”