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Jack kicks seven

12:44pm  Feb 18, 2018

Cotchin a classy display

12:29pm  Feb 18, 2018

Dusty dominates intra-club

6:00am  Feb 18, 2018

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By George, what a goal!

Livewire forward Jason Castagna enhanced his X-factor reputation with a spectacular goal in Richmond’s second AFLX game against Brisbane at Sydney Allianz Stadium last Saturday.

12:05pm  Feb 19, 2018

Jack is back

Jack Riewoldt looked razor sharp in Richmond’s intra-club hit-out at the Swinburne Centre’s Punt Road Oval last Saturday.

10:10am  Feb 19, 2018

Tigers go head-to-head

In a tightly contested hitout, Saturday morning's open training session featured match simulation.

6:02am  Feb 18, 2018

Opposition Analysis: Greater Western Sydney, Round 9

Tony Greenberg, richmondfc.com.au  May 18, 2017 3:28 PM

Opposition analysis: GWS Defensive Coach, Ben Rutten and Matthew Richardson analyse the Round 9 match against GWS.
AFL 2016 Rd 19 - GWS Giants v Richmond

Trent Cotchin is tackled in last year's match against GWS in Canberra

Richmond assistant coach Ben Rutten provides ‘Roar Vision’ with a snapshot of the main attributes of Greater Western Sydney’s game ahead of this Saturday’s clash between the Tigers and Giants at Spotless Stadium.

 

Elite stoppage work (No. 1 team in the competition for clearances, No. 2 for contested ball)

“Winning the stoppage battle’s really important. But the guys outside of the stoppage (Scully, Kelly and co.), being able to spread and surge and score, is what makes them really dangerous. We have to match them inside the contest.” 

Elite rebounding defenders (Wilson, Shaw and Williams)

“They’re all really dangerous players . . . Heath Shaw is a bit of a general back there for them and really sets them up. They (the rebounding defenders) like to get the ball on the outside and use their run and dash. It’s a real strength for them, that rebound off half-back . . . The preferred option for us is to try and make it a bit more predictable (force them to kick down the line). But there’ll be times they’ll get out, and we just need to make sure we’re scrambling and defending the best we can.”

Big, powerful key forwards (Cameron, Patton and Lobb)

“They get their forwards running back towards goal and they’re able to score on the back of that. Those guys are dangerous in the air, but also at ground level because of their mobility . . . Hopefully we can get the ball forward and lock it in our forward line, so that we don’t have to worry about running back to goal so much.”

Veteran star forward Steve Johnson

“He’s probably not putting together the full, four-quarter performance that we’ve traditionally seen from him and that’s he known for. But that sort of performance you see when the game’s on the line (his match-winning goal v Collingwood last Saturday) . . . it’s when the cream comes to the top. Stevie’s still more than capable of doing those sorts of things. So he’s a dangerous player . . . a very good player.”