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Hardwick commends Caddy

Round 8: Caddy's classy four Watch Josh Caddy's highlights in the Round 8 win over North Melbourne.
Josh Caddy gets a handball away during Sunday's win over North Melbourne - Josh Caddy,Richmond Tigers,Etihad Stadium
Josh Caddy gets a handball away during Sunday's win over North Melbourne

Another top-notch performance from robust Richmond forward/midfielder Josh Caddy, in yesterday’s 10-point victory over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium, drew high praise from his coach Damien Hardwick post-match.

Caddy had 21 disposals, four clearances, took five marks, and kicked a game-high four goals for the Tigers in the tight, pressure-packed contest.

He has 16 goals from his six games this season, is ranked 10th in the competition for total goals, and he’s averaging 19.3 disposals, 4.2 inside-50s and 4.2 marks per match.

“He’s good around the ball, he’s good on-ball, then he can go forward and take a really impressive, powerful mark,” Hardwick said.

“We were really pleased with his game.

“He’s missed a couple of games throughout the year, but he’s been such a valuable contributor for us . . .

“He allows us to move the pieces and roll the dice with a couple of guys.

“So we’ve been really impressed with what he’s brought to our footy club over the last two years, and he’s only getting better.

“I said at the start of the year I think he’s only scratching the surface of what he could do.

“He’s such an important player to us, and he’ll continue to work hard.

“He’s got some areas of his game that we still feel can get a lot better, but that’s really pleasing from our point of view . . .

“He’s a confidence player . . . That’s what we love about him.”