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Tigers' pressure back to 'elite level'

Richmond's pressure returned to its premiership best as the Tigers assumed top place on the ladder for the first time since round eight after Sunday's 18-point win over Geelong at the MCG.

8:32pm  Jun 17, 2018

Tigers topple Cats in thriller

Richmond has outlasted Geelong in a titanic struggle on a rain-sodden MCG on Sunday, piling on four goals to one in the final term to win by 18 points.

5:58pm  Jun 17, 2018

VFL Tigers’ shine in gloomy win over Blues

The Tigers willed themselves to every contest and out-worked the Blues to record a blue-collar, 13.14 (92) to 7.12 (54) win.

4:15pm  Jun 17, 2018

Griffiths calls time on AFL career  January 11, 2018 3:44 PM

The best of Griffiths Watch Ben Griffiths at his very best.

Richmond tall forward Ben Griffiths has announced his retirement from AFL football, effective immediately.

Griffiths has been offered a four-year scholarship at the University of Southern California, where he will pursue a career as an American football punter.

Griffiths was drafted to Richmond in the 2009 AFL National Draft with pick No. 19.

He made his AFL debut in Round 10 of the 2010 season and went on to play 63 senior matches for the Tigers.

"Firstly, I'd like to thank Richmond's players, coaches and staff for their support over the past eight years," Griffiths said.

"This was a difficult decision to make, but ultimately the opportunity was too good to refuse.

"It certainly wasn't something I had been contemplating and only arose two weeks ago.

“It was tough telling my teammates and coaches this morning but they understand and support my decision.

"I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity to play AFL football and it was an honour to represent the Richmond Football Club.”

Richmond's general manager - football, Neil Balme, said Griffiths would be missed at Tigerland.

"This is a great opportunity for Ben and we thank him for his service over the past eight years," Balme said.

“It came as a shock when Ben made the announcement on Thursday morning.

“Coming in to season 2018, we expected Ben to put together a strong pre-season and again feature as a forward target for us.

“However, we understand this opportunity was too good for him to say no to and we support his decision.

"Ben is a naturally talented athlete and I have no doubt he will quickly adapt to American football.

"I wish Ben and the Griffiths family all the best for the future."

The 26-year-old was contracted with the Tigers until the end of 2018.