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Tigers’ hunting grounds - Adelaide Oval

In the lead-up to the release of the 2019 AFL fixture, is taking a look at the competition’s current main playing venues from a Yellow and Black perspective. We kick off today with the Adelaide Oval.

10:49am  Oct 22, 2018

Lynch large lift for Tigers’ goal rating

A statistical analysis of each AFL club’s strike power up forward, following the competition’s recent trade and free agency period, shows how significant Richmond’s acquisition of Tom Lynch has been.

7:52am  Oct 20, 2018

Tigers not out of their depth

Although Richmond traded out four players during this year’s AFL trade period – Anthony Miles, Corey Ellis, Sam Lloyd and Tyson Stengle – the Club’s depth of playing talent is far from shallow.

2:14pm  Oct 19, 2018

Garthwaite on song

Tony Greenberg,  May 3, 2017 4:34 PM

VFL captain Sam Darley on SEN Sam Darley speaks to SEN ahead of the team's Round 3 clash against Port Melbourne.

Young Richmond key defender Ryan Garthwaite has received a ringing endorsement from the Tigers’ VFL captain Sam Darley.

Garthwaite, Richmond’s third pick (No. 72 overall) in last year’s AFL National Draft, has started the VFL season strongly, showcasing his defensive skills, first-rate intercept marking, and considerable appetite for the contest.

The 192cm, 84kg, 18-year-old, was one of the VFL Tigers’ best in their loss to Port Melbourne last Saturday, finishing with 12 disposals, eight marks, three tackles and four spoils.

Darley, who played 13 games for Greater Western Sydney and then seven with Western Bulldogs, before joining Richmond at VFL level, rates Garthwaite highly.

“Seeing ‘Garthy’ up close and personal, being down back, he’s one of the more impressive first-year players I’ve seen, both from my time at the Giants, the Bulldogs, and now at Richmond,” Darley told SEN.

“He’s a very quiet kid, an extremely hard worker, and really competitive as well . . .

“He’s been pretty impressive.

“I don’t think I’ve seen a first-year player play key position and do it quite so well.

“I’m very excited about where his future lies.”