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Nick solid as a brick

Dependable Richmond small defender Nick Vlastuin played a pivotal role in the Tigers’ stirring victory over Greater Western Sydney at the MCG yesterday.

10:30am  Jul 24, 2017

Harsh lessons paying off for Tigers: Dimma

The harsh lessons learned early in the season are starting to pay off for Richmond, coach Damien Hardwick says, after the Tigers moved into the top four with a crucial win against Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.

6:10pm  Jul 23, 2017

Tigers move up after Giant slog

Richmond has surged into the top four with a tough 19-point win over Greater Western Sydney at a rain-soaked MCG on Sunday afternoon.

3:56pm  Jul 23, 2017

Dusty sets Tiger stats record

Tony Greenberg,  July 17, 2017 2:01 PM

Round 17: Dusty's 40 touches two goals Watch Dustin Martin highlights from Richmond's Round 17 win over Brisbane.

Outstanding midfielder Dustin Martin has become the first Richmond player (since official league football match statistics were first recorded in 1965) to register 40-plus disposals in a game more than once in a season.

Martin’s dynamic 40-disposal display against Brisbane at the MCG on Sunday was the second time this season he’s achieved this impressive individual statistical milestone.

Back in Round 3, Martin had 40 touches in the Tigers’ victory over West Coast at the MCG.

He has now finished with 40-plus disposals in a match on three occasions, which is a feat throughout Richmond’s history bettered only by four-time Jack Dyer Medallist and former Club captain Wayne Campbell, who did it on four occasions throughout his 297-game league career at Tigerland.

Interestingly, it was exactly 12 months to the day since Martin picked up 40-plus disposals for the first time at AFL level.

Martin finished with 43 touches and two goals in the Tiger team’s 19-point win against Essendon at the MCG in Round 17, 2016 on Saturday, July 16.

The full list of the ‘over-40’ Tigers is:

46 disposals – Robert Wiley, Round 8, 1982 v Carlton, MCG

44 disposals – Kevin Bartlett, Round 17, 1974 v Geelong, Waverley Park

44 disposals – Joel Bowden, Round 4, 2009 v Melbourne, MCG

43 disposals – Dustin Martin, Round 17, 2016 v Essendon, MCG

42 disposals – Joel Bowden, Round 9, 2004 v Port Adelaide, AAMI Stadium

41 disposals – Wayne Walsh, Round 5, 1978 v Melbourne, MCG

41 disposals – Barry Rowlings, Round 18, 1981 v Footscray, Waverley Park

41 disposals – Wayne Campbell, Round 15, 1992 v Carlton, Waverley Park

41 disposals – Wayne Campbell, Round 10, 1998 v Port Adelaide, MCG

41 disposals – Wayne Campbell, Round 15, 1999 v West Coast, MCG

40 disposals – Phil Egan, Round 21, 1983 v Sydney, SCG

40 disposals – Kevin Bartlett, Round 19, 1979 v Fitzroy, SCG

40 disposals – Wayne Campbell, Round 18, 1997 v Western Bulldogs, Princes Park

40 disposals – Dustin Martin, Round 3, 2017 v West Coast, MCG

40 disposals – Dustin Martin, Round 17, 2017 v Brisbane, MCG