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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

Tigers’ player parting record

A record number of five players departed Richmond during the AFL’s 2018 trade/free agency period.

2:46pm  Oct 18, 2018

Big deployment of Tiger troops

Tony Greenberg, richmondfc.com.au  November 9, 2017 10:01 AM

Richmond line up for the national anthem ahead of the 2017 AFL Grand Final  - Richmond Tigers,Grand Final

Richmond line up for the national anthem ahead of the 2017 AFL Grand Final

Richmond used more players in its senior side during the 2017 season than all bar one premiership team since the start of the AFL competition back in 1990.

The Tigers had 38 players represent them on the field of battle this year which was just one less than the Western Bulldogs’ 39 in their 2016 premiership season.

Adelaide, in its second successive premiership year of 1998, also utilised 38 players.

Here’s the full list of premiership teams from 1990-2017, with the number of players each of them used in their flag-winning seasons . . .

1990 – Collingwood: 32

1991 – Hawthorn: 33

1992 – West Coast: 37

1993 – Essendon: 33

1994 – West Coast: 33

1995 – Carlton: 32

1996 – North Melbourne: 35

1997 – Adelaide: 35

1998 – Adelaide: 38

1999 – North Melbourne: 34

2000 – Essendon: 31

2001 – Brisbane: 35

2002 – Brisbane: 30

2003 – Brisbane: 32

2004 – Port Adelaide: 32

2005 – Sydney: 32

2006 – West Coast: 34

2007 – Geelong: 31

2008 – Hawthorn: 31

2009 – Geelong: 33

2010 – Collingwood: 33

2011 – Geelong: 35

2012 – Sydney: 31

2013 – Hawthorn: 34

2014 – Hawthorn: 35

2015 – Hawthorn: 33

2016 – Western Bulldogs: 39

2017 – Richmond: 38

Throughout the 2017 season only Carlton (39) and Gold Coast (42) used more players than Richmond.

The AFL team who had the least number of players this year was Adelaide with 31.