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4:00pm  Jul 18, 2018

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Coaches’ Corner: Nick Vlastuin

Richmond assistant coach Ben Rutten provides ‘Roar Vision’ with an insight into the impressive rise of top Tiger defender Nick Vlastuin.

4:29pm  Jul 18, 2018

Higgins’ progress pleases Tigers

The impressive development of talented, young Richmond midfielder/small forward Jack Higgins in his 2018 debut season of AFL football comes as no surprise to the Tigers’ recruiting manager Matt Clarke.

1:34pm  Jul 18, 2018

VFL Report: Round 15

VFL Midfield and Development coach, Xavier Clarke provides a summary of how the Tigers’ players performed in last Saturday’s Round 15 win over North Melbourne at Holm Park, Beaconsfield.

5:33pm  Jul 17, 2018

Concern for Griffiths following another concussion

Dinny Navaratnam, AFL Media  April 24, 2017 6:37 PM

Ben Griffiths lies on the MCG turf after he was concussed against Collingwood in round two

Ben Griffiths lies on the MCG turf after he was concussed against Collingwood in round two

Richmond forward Ben Griffiths suffered his second concussion of the season in the VFL on Saturday.

His teammate Jack Riewoldt said earlier this month Griffiths' history with head knocks was "extremely scary", with the big man having suffered more than five throughout his career.

Griffiths, 25, was concussed in round two of this AFL season against Collingwood after landing heavily in a marking contest.

He began wearing a helmet early last season after suffering repeated problems.

"Griffo played in the VFL on the weekend, and he copped another one (concussion) as well," Richmond football manager Neil Balme told 3AW on Monday.

"It's hard work and it's not looking good for him, and we're not quite sure where that will go either.

"We're probably over-conservative but I think that's the way we need to be."

Griffiths has never played more than 16 games in a season since being drafted at No.19 in the NAB AFL Draft in 2009.

Tough Tiger Nick Vlastuin sat out the 13-point win against Melbourne on Anzac Day eve after also having concussion problems.

"He's had two now," Balme said.

"They're almost subjective things, concussions, and that's the hard thing with it. We encourage our doctor to be really conservative with it.

"Five years ago he probably would've played, but he was a little bit tender or ginger after it and he's not quite right, so we didn't even put any sort of pressure on him for him to play.

"Hopefully he'll get up for next week."

Richmond is 5-0 and will fly to Adelaide to face the undefeated Crows on Sunday.