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Coaches’ Corner: Brandon Ellis

Richmond development coach Ryan Ferguson provides ‘Roar Vision’ with an insight into how Tiger premiership defender Brandon Ellis has been performing at VFL level in recent weeks.

4:51pm  May 22, 2018

Talking Tigers: Episode 11, 2018

It’s a perfect match - Richmond superstar Dustin Martin and ‘Talking Tigers’; and it all came together on this week’s episode of the podcast juggernaut that has captured the imagination of Yellow and Black barrackers throughout the world.

4:01pm  May 22, 2018

VFL Report: Round 7

VFL Midfield and Development coach, Xavier Clarke provides a summary of how the Tigers’ players performed in last Saturday’s Round 7 win over Sandringham at Holm Park Recreational Reserve.

3:43pm  May 22, 2018

‘Nank’ continues to rise

Tony Greenberg,  August 21, 2017 5:26 PM

Tiger tall Toby Nankervis competes in a ruck contest with Fremantle's Sean Darcy.

Tiger tall Toby Nankervis competes in a ruck contest with Fremantle's Sean Darcy.

Toby Nankervis took another bold stride forward in a stellar debut season at Richmond with his performance against Fremantle at Domain Stadium yesterday.

The inexperienced ruckman, in his 20th game for the Tigers (plus 12 at Sydney), finished with an AFL career-high 26 disposals, 10 contested possessions, five clearances, four marks, six score involvements, six tackles, 14 pressure acts, 32 hit-outs, one goal and 239 metres gained.

Those 26 disposals were the equal most racked up by an AFL ruckman in the 2017 season (together with Adelaide’s Sam Jacobs).

Nankervis, who turned 23 earlier this month, is averaging an impressive 14.8 disposals per match this season, which highlights his skill level and mobility around the ground.

He’s hit the scoreboard as well, with 11 goals – the equal second most by a league ruckman for the season (alongside Matthew Kreuzer and Patrick Ryder).

Only Hawthorn’s McEvoy, with 14 goals, has scored more.