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Townsend returns

Opposition Report: Fremantle Matthew Richardson previews the Round 7 match against Fremantle.

Richmond has recalled premiership forward Jacob Townsend for Sunday’s match against Fremantle at the MCG.

Townsend, who was dropped from the Tigers’ team that defeated Collingwood in last Sunday’s MCG match, replaces key midfielder Shaun Grigg, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.

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The last time Richmond played Fremantle – in Round 22 last year at Domain Stadium – Townsend kicked six goals in what was his first senior game for the season.

Richmond’s four emergencies for the Round 7 clash with the Dockers are Brandon Ellis, Sam Lloyd, Mabior Chol and Ivan Soldo.

See Fremantle's team for Sunday afternoon's Round 7 clash at the MCG 

Quality rebounding defender Bachar Houli will reach the 150-game milestone with the Tigers on Sunday.